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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.2%) at 17,781 as of Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,569 issues advancing vs. 1,401 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Credicorp ( BAP), up 2.2%, Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS), up 1.9%, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD), up 1.5%, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY), up 1.5% and American Tower ( AMT), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 7.8%, Mercury General ( MCY), down 5.3%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 2.5%, Digital Realty ( DLR), down 2.0% and KB Financial Group ( KB), down 1.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is up $0.03 (0.5%) to $5.74 on light volume. Thus far, 617,427 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.71-$5.75 after having opened the day at $5.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.71.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a market cap of $79.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sun Life Financial ( SLF) is up $0.42 (1.3%) to $33.40 on average volume. Thus far, 193,296 shares of Sun Life Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 379,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.84-$33.51 after having opened the day at $32.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.98.

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Sun Life Financial Inc., an international financial services organization, provides a range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers worldwide. Sun Life Financial has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Sun Life Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sun Life Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Sun Life Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM) is up $0.87 (1.2%) to $75.48 on average volume. Thus far, 129,589 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 326,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.80-$75.77 after having opened the day at $75.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.61.

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a diversified financial institution, provides various financial products and services to individuals and small businesses, and commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a market cap of $29.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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