All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 122 points (-0.7%) at 17,326 as of Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,130 issues advancing vs. 1,809 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Synchrony Financial ( SYF), up 1.3%, and Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 3.2%, Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil ( BSBR), down 3.4%, Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores ( AVAL), down 2.8%, KB Financial Group ( KB), down 2.8% and Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG), 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 $0.28 (4.3%) to $6.84 on average volume. Thus far, 782,489 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.74-$6.85 after having opened the day at $6.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.56.

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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 $93.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates 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 attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Aegon ( AEG) is up $0.07 (1.3%) to $5.52 on average volume. Thus far, 587,340 shares of Aegon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.43-$5.52 after having opened the day at $5.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.45.

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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 $16.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 27.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Aegon Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Springleaf Holdings ( LEAF) is up $4.98 (11.3%) to $49.18 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Springleaf Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 419,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.65-$51.20 after having opened the day at $44.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.20.

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Springleaf Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers consumer finance and credit insurance products and services. It provides personal loans secured by consumer household goods, and other personal property; and unsecured loans. Springleaf Holdings has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 22.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Springleaf Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Springleaf Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Springleaf Holdings 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).