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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 74 points (0.4%) at 17,803 as of Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,374 issues advancing vs. 1,587 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Credicorp ( BAP), down 3.0%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), down 2.1%, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), down 1.4%, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.3% and Bank of Montreal ( BMO), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 12.9%, BlackRock ( BLK), up 2.4%, Orix ( IX), up 2.4%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 1.7% and Bank of New York Mellon ( BK), up 1.1%.

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

3. Manulife Financial ( MFC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Manulife Financial is down $0.17 (-1.0%) to $17.29 on light volume. Thus far, 658,007 shares of Manulife Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.23-$17.57 after having opened the day at $17.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.46.

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Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial protection and wealth management products and services to individual, corporate, and business customers primarily in Asia, Canada, and the United States. The company operates through Asia, Canadian, and U.S. Manulife Financial has a market cap of $32.4 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Manulife Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Manulife 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, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Manulife Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, KKR ( KKR) is down $1.08 (-4.3%) to $23.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of KKR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.25-$24.50 after having opened the day at $23.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.98.

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KKR & Co. L.P. is a private equity and real estate investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It specializes in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, credit special situations, growth equity, mature, mezzanine, distressed, and middle market investments. KKR has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate KKR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KKR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full KKR Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, HCP ( HCP) is down $1.33 (-3.0%) to $42.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of HCP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.55-$43.10 after having opened the day at $43.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.64.

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HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. HCP has a market cap of $20.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate HCP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full HCP 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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