All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 57 points (0.3%) at 17,459 as of Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,426 issues advancing vs. 1,512 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Aegon ( AEG), down 9.1%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 3.3%, Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil ( BSBR), down 2.8%, KB Financial Group ( KB), down 2.1% and Banco De Chile ( BCH), down 1.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Hartford Financial Services Group ( HIG), up 2.8%, Lincoln National ( LNC), up 2.3%, Icahn ( IEP), up 1.8%, Travelers Companies ( TRV), up 1.3% and Public Storage ( PSA), up 0.9%.

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

3. Bank of Montreal ( BMO) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Bank of Montreal is down $0.87 (-1.6%) to $55.42 on light volume. Thus far, 234,394 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 700,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.25-$56.05 after having opened the day at $55.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.29.

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Bank of Montreal offers various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, and internationally. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $36.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 20.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Bank of Montreal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Montreal as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Bank of Montreal Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is down $0.72 (-1.8%) to $39.83 on average volume. Thus far, 772,448 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.77-$40.44 after having opened the day at $40.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.55.

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. The company operates through Canadian Retail, U.S. Retail, and Wholesale Banking segments. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $74.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is down $0.85 (-1.4%) to $57.61 on average volume. Thus far, 629,904 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 $57.46-$58.28 after having opened the day at $58.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.46.

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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 $84.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 15.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that 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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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).