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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 199 points (-1.1%) at 17,696 as of Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 614 issues advancing vs. 2,348 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include First Republic Bank ( FRC), down 5.1%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 3.3%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), down 2.3%, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), down 2.3% and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 2.3%.

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 $0.04 (0.6%) to $6.51 on light volume. Thus far, 529,400 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.49-$6.52 after having opened the day at $6.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.47.

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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 $87.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 17.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Macerich ( MAC) is up $1.63 (1.8%) to $93.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 973,516 shares of Macerich exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.61-$94.23 after having opened the day at $92.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.31.

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The Macerich Company is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Macerich has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Macerich a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Macerich Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Bank of New York Mellon ( BK) is up $0.26 (0.6%) to $40.70 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.15-$40.99 after having opened the day at $40.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.44.

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The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation provides various financial products and services in the United States and internationally. Its Investment Management segment provides institutional, intermediary, retirement and retail investment management, distribution, and related services. Bank of New York Mellon has a market cap of $43.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Bank of New York Mellon a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of New York Mellon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Bank of New York Mellon 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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