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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,752 as of Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,104 issues advancing vs. 883 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Western Union ( WU), up 7.4%, WisdomTree Investments ( WETF), up 6.8%, Orix ( IX), up 5.6%, Erie Indemnity ( ERIE), up 4.9% and HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ocwen Financial ( OCN), down 31.3%, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 7.6%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 3.0%, MetLife ( MET), down 1.8% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.3%.

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

3. Vornado Realty ( VNO) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty is up $0.96 (1.0%) to $97.39 on light volume. Thus far, 179,538 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 758,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.16-$98.12 after having opened the day at $97.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.43.

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Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 18.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is up $0.45 (0.8%) to $58.64 on average volume. Thus far, 631,671 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.38-$58.92 after having opened the day at $58.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.19.

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Royal Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified financial service company worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Personal & Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, Investor & Treasury Services, and Capital Markets. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $84.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, ACE ( ACE) is up $0.88 (0.8%) to $109.47 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of ACE exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.98-$110.20 after having opened the day at $109.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.59.

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ACE Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. ACE has a market cap of $35.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate ACE a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ACE as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full ACE 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).