All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 59 points (0.3%) at 17,066 as of Monday, March 7, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,929 issues advancing vs. 976 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include LendingClub ( LC), up 4.4%, and Oaktree Capital Group ( OAK), up 2.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Equifax ( EFX), down 1.8%, and Orix ( IX), down 1.1%.

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

3. Western Union ( WU) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Western Union is up $0.31 (1.6%) to $19.56 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Western Union exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.10-$19.58 after having opened the day at $19.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.25.

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The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers money transfer services. Western Union has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Western Union a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Western Union Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BlackRock ( BLK) is up $3.49 (1.1%) to $327.25 on light volume. Thus far, 203,448 shares of BlackRock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 957,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $317.83-$327.33 after having opened the day at $318.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $323.76.

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BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. BlackRock has a market cap of $53.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is up $0.32 (1.2%) to $27.47 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 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 $26.59-$27.49 after having opened the day at $26.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.15.

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The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $35.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 17.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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).