All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 68 points (0.4%) at 17,319 as of Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,948 issues advancing vs. 970 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Total System Services ( TSS), down 1.8%, Capital One Financial ( COF), down 1.4% and Aon ( AON), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 2.0%, HCP ( HCP), up 1.8%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.8%, Ventas ( VTR), up 1.5% and Welltower ( HCN), up 1.4%.

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 $0.53 (-0.9%) to $55.86 on average volume. Thus far, 313,870 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 663,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.54-$56.52 after having opened the day at $56.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.39.

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Bank of Montreal provides diversified financial services primarily in North America. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $36.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 20.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Bank of Montreal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, 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 Bank of Montreal Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is down $0.28 (-0.5%) to $53.06 on light volume. Thus far, 321,332 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.71-$53.61 after having opened the day at $53.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.34.

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Royal Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified financial service company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Personal & Commercial Banking; Wealth Management; Insurance; Investor & Treasury Services; and Capital Markets. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $76.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 22.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC) is down $0.82 (-0.9%) to $93.64 on light volume. Thus far, 865,829 shares of PNC Financial Services Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.04-$94.94 after having opened the day at $94.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.46.

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The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. PNC Financial Services Group has a market cap of $47.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PNC Financial Services Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full PNC Financial Services Group 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).