All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 186 points (1.1%) at 16,337 as of Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,454 issues advancing vs. 1,529 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include LendingClub ( LC), down 9.0%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), down 2.3%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 2.1%, Synchrony Financial ( SYF), down 1.7% and HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.7%. Top gainers within the sector include U.S. Bancorp ( USB), up 1.8%, Marsh & McLennan Companies ( MMC), up 1.8%, Aegon ( AEG), up 1.6%, Wells Fargo ( WFC), up 1.6% and Boston Properties ( BXP), up 1.6%.

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

3. Icahn ( IEP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Icahn is down $1.75 (-3.1%) to $55.08 on heavy volume. Thus far, 81,516 shares of Icahn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 102,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.49-$56.61 after having opened the day at $56.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.83.

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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 $7.6 billion and is part of the conglomerates industry. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that 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, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is down $0.47 (-1.3%) to $35.42 on average volume. Thus far, 944,215 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.19-$36.02 after having opened the day at $35.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.89.

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and financial services worldwide. The company operates through Canadian Retail, U.S. Retail, and Wholesale Banking segments. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $68.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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 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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1. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is down $0.54 (-1.1%) to $47.66 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.25-$48.37 after having opened the day at $48.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.20.

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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 $71.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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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).