All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 71 points (0.4%) at 17,035 as of Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,025 issues advancing vs. 847 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Blackstone Group ( BX), down 2.0%, Franklin Resources ( BEN), down 2.0%, Morgan Stanley ( MS), down 1.6%, Orix ( IX), down 1.1% and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS), up 2.8%, SL Green Realty ( SLG), up 2.4%, Credicorp ( BAP), up 2.6%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), up 2.3% and Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY), up 1.9%.

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

3. Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Lloyds Banking Group is down $0.04 (-1.0%) to $4.04 on light volume. Thus far, 905,840 shares of Lloyds Banking Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.02-$4.09 after having opened the day at $4.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.08.

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Lloyds Banking Group plc provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance, Insurance, and TSB. Lloyds Banking Group has a market cap of $75.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Lloyds Banking Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lloyds Banking Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. 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 Lloyds Banking Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Zillow Group ( ZG) is down $1.19 (-4.7%) to $24.40 on light volume. Thus far, 239,635 shares of Zillow Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 800,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.14-$25.46 after having opened the day at $25.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.59.

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Zillow Group, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. It offers a portfolio of brands and products to help people find vital information about homes, and connect with local professionals. Zillow Group has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Zillow Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Zillow Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American International Group ( AIG) is down $0.37 (-0.7%) to $51.56 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of American International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.46-$52.27 after having opened the day at $52.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.93.

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American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. American International Group has a market cap of $60.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate American International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American International Group as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full American International Group 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).