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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 21 points (-0.1%) at 18,193 as of Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,682 issues advancing vs. 1,233 declining with 204 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 7.8%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 4.2%, Bank of America Corporation ( BAC), down 2.0%, KKR ( KKR), down 1.5% and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), up 7.0%, Orix ( IX), up 2.9%, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD), up 1.6%, Simon Property Group ( SPG), up 1.6% and Macerich ( MAC), up 1.4%.

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

3. Navient ( NAVI) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Navient is down $0.41 (-1.9%) to $21.44 on light volume. Thus far, 489,722 shares of Navient exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.38-$21.91 after having opened the day at $21.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.85.

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Navient Corporation provides financial products and services focusing on the education sector. The company's Consumer Lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and services private education loans. Navient has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Navient a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Navient as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels 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 Navient Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, T. Rowe Price Group ( TROW) is down $0.60 (-0.7%) to $82.72 on light volume. Thus far, 411,259 shares of T. Rowe Price Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.43-$83.26 after having opened the day at $83.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.32.

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T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutional investors, retirement plans, financial intermediaries, and institutions. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. T. Rowe Price Group has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate T. Rowe Price Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates T. Rowe Price Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full T. Rowe Price Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, BlackRock ( BLK) is down $1.92 (-0.5%) to $373.10 on average volume. Thus far, 322,293 shares of BlackRock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 554,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $371.74-$376.85 after having opened the day at $375.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $375.02.

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BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. BlackRock has a market cap of $62.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BlackRock as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance 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 BlackRock 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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