All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 16,848 as of Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,599 issues advancing vs. 1,307 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include LendingClub ( LC), up 3.0%, Ares Management ( ARES), up 2.8%, OneMain Holdings ( OMF), up 2.5%, Leucadia National ( LUK), up 2.0% and Blackstone Group ( BX), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include FS Investment ( FSIC), down 4.0%, Visa ( V), down 0.8%, MasterCard ( MA), down 0.8%, Ameriprise Financial ( AMP), down 0.6% and Interactive Brokers Group ( IBKR), down 0.5%.

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

3. Bank of New York Mellon ( BK) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Bank of New York Mellon is up $0.44 (1.2%) to $37.24 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.69-$37.42 after having opened the day at $36.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.80.

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The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. Bank of New York Mellon has a market cap of $38.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Bank of New York Mellon a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of New York Mellon as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Bank of New York Mellon Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Synchrony Financial ( SYF) is up $0.29 (1.1%) to $27.82 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Synchrony Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.60-$28.15 after having opened the day at $27.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.53.

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Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. Synchrony Financial has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who 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, increase in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Synchrony Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is up $0.19 (0.7%) to $26.58 on light volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.31-$26.72 after having opened the day at $26.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.39.

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The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $33.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 19.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Charles Schwab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Charles Schwab 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).