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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 48 points (0.3%) at 18,145 as of Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,642 issues advancing vs. 1,262 declining with 201 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Corpbanca ( BCA), down 3.8%, and Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 5.6%, Macerich ( MAC), up 5.3%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 2.5%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 1.6% and Icahn ( IEP), up 1.7%.

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

3. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV is down $0.11 (-1.0%) to $10.86 on light volume. Thus far, 222,307 shares of Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.81-$11.02 after having opened the day at $10.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.97.

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Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. provides various banking services in Mexico. The company's deposit products include current accounts, savings accounts, and time deposits, as well as certificates of interbank deposit. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM) is down $0.62 (-0.8%) to $75.35 on light volume. Thus far, 105,180 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 381,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.27-$75.69 after having opened the day at $75.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.97.

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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 $30.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate 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, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group ( CS) is down $0.23 (-1.0%) to $23.84 on light volume. Thus far, 496,706 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.74-$24.00 after having opened the day at $23.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.07.

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Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $38.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Credit Suisse Group 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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