Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,798 as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,608 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores ( AVAL), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Eaton Vance ( EV), down 3.6%, Simon Property Group ( SPG), down 2.0%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 1.6%, CME Group ( CME), down 1.7% and Nasdaq ( NDAQ), down 1.7%.

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

3. Icahn ( IEP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Icahn is up $2.41 (3.4%) to $72.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 89,923 shares of Icahn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 83,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.15-$72.94 after having opened the day at $70.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.42.

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Icahn Enterprises L.P., through its subsidiaries, operates in investment, automotive, energy, metals, railcar, gaming, food packaging, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States, Germany, and Internationally. Its Investment segment operates various private investment funds. Icahn has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the conglomerates industry. Shares are down 23.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Icahn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Icahn 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, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Icahn Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Manulife Financial ( MFC) is up $0.13 (0.8%) to $16.33 on light volume. Thus far, 711,502 shares of Manulife Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.12-$16.34 after having opened the day at $16.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.20.

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Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial protection and wealth management products and services to individual, corporate, and business customers primarily in Asia, Canada, and the United States. Manulife Financial has a market cap of $32.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Manulife Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Manulife Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Manulife Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.32 (0.8%) to $41.07 on light volume. Thus far, 476,858 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.69-$41.08 after having opened the day at $40.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.75.

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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 $75.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank 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).