All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 43 points (-0.2%) at 17,678 as of Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,064 issues advancing vs. 1,854 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include NorthStar Asset Management Group ( NSAM), down 1.8%, Total System Services ( TSS), down 1.2%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 1.2%, Orix ( IX), down 0.8% and Visa ( V), down 0.6%.

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

3. CIT Group ( CIT) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, CIT Group is down $0.39 (-1.0%) to $40.17 on light volume. Thus far, 181,281 shares of CIT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.12-$40.57 after having opened the day at $40.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.56.

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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 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Blackstone Group ( BX) is down $0.21 (-0.7%) to $29.96 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Blackstone Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.87-$30.19 after having opened the day at $29.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.17.

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The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Blackstone Group has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Blackstone Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Blackstone Group as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Blackstone Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Synchrony Financial ( SYF) is down $0.16 (-0.5%) to $30.53 on light volume. Thus far, 904,051 shares of Synchrony Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.50-$30.70 after having opened the day at $30.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.69.

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Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. Synchrony Financial has a market cap of $25.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Synchrony Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Synchrony Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Synchrony 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).