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 Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Total System Services ( TSS), down 1.8%, OneMain Holdings ( OMF), down 1.4%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 1.1% and SEI Investments ( SEIC), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include CME Group ( CME), up 1.4%, HD Supply Holdings ( HDS), up 1.2%, E*Trade Financial ( ETFC), up 0.8%, Ameriprise Financial ( AMP), up 0.8% and Principal Financial Group ( PFG), up 0.6%.

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

3. KKR ( KKR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, KKR is down $0.09 (-0.6%) to $15.76 on light volume. Thus far, 957,607 shares of KKR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.62-$15.89 after having opened the day at $15.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.85.

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KKR & Co. L.P. is a private equity and real estate investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It specializes in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, credit special situations, growth equity, mature, mezzanine, distressed, and middle market investments. KKR has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 31.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate KKR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, CIT Group ( CIT) is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $40.06 on light volume. Thus far, 315,718 shares of CIT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.95-$40.58 after having opened the day at $40.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.30.

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CIT Group Inc. operates as the holding company for CIT bank that provides commercial financing and leasing products; and a suite of savings options in the United States. CIT Group has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 15.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate CIT Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CIT Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full CIT Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is down $1.02 (-1.4%) to $71.56 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.10-$72.67 after having opened the day at $72.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.58.

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Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $38.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capital One Financial 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income 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 Capital One Financial 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 services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).