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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 120 points (-0.7%) at 17,915 as of Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 757 issues advancing vs. 2,224 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Credit Acceptance ( CACC), up 5.8%, CME Group ( CME), up 2.5%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), up 2.3%, Invesco ( IVZ), up 2.0% and American Tower ( AMT), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Lincoln National ( LNC), down 2.7%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 2.5%, Banco Santander Chile ( BSAC), down 2.3%, Realty Income ( O), down 2.1% and Ventas ( VTR), down 2.0%.

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

3. Aegon ( AEG) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Aegon is up $0.15 (1.9%) to $7.91 on average volume. Thus far, 771,534 shares of Aegon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.85-$7.95 after having opened the day at $7.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.76.

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Aegon N.V. provides life insurance, pensions, and asset management services. The company operates through the Americas, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and New Markets. Aegon has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Aegon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aegon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Aegon Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, National Bank of Greece ( NBG) is up $0.05 (3.6%) to $1.44 on average volume. Thus far, 8.7 million shares of National Bank of Greece exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1.37-$1.46 after having opened the day at $1.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.39.

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National Bank of Greece S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified financial services. The company is involved in retail and commercial banking, asset management, investment banking, brokerage, and insurance activities. National Bank of Greece has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 24.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate National Bank of Greece a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Bank of Greece as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full National Bank of Greece Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Credicorp ( BAP) is up $2.16 (1.4%) to $153.41 on heavy volume. Thus far, 243,615 shares of Credicorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 286,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $150.13-$154.36 after having opened the day at $151.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $151.25.

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Credicorp Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides financial and health services primarily in Peru, the Cayman Islands, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Panama. The company operates in four segments: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. Credicorp has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Credicorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credicorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Credicorp 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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