All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 104 points (0.6%) at 17,586 as of Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,835 issues advancing vs. 1,105 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Regency Centers ( REG), down 2.6%, Nasdaq ( NDAQ), down 2.6%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 1.5%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 1.4% and CME Group ( CME), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include OneMain Holdings ( OMF), up 6.8%, Goldman Sachs Group ( GS), up 2.7%, State Street ( STT), up 2.4%, JPMorgan Chase ( JPM), up 2.2% and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 2.2%.

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

3. Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada is down $0.37 (-0.6%) to $57.98 on average volume. Thus far, 631,211 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 $57.96-$58.60 after having opened the day at $58.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.35.

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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 $83.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Willis Towers Watson ( WLTW) is down $2.96 (-2.4%) to $121.07 on average volume. Thus far, 556,313 shares of Willis Towers Watson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $121.04-$124.56 after having opened the day at $123.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $124.03.

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Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide. The company operates through four business segments: Corporate Risk and Broking; Exchange Solutions; Human Capital and Benefits; and Investment, Risk, and Reinsurance. Willis Towers Watson has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Willis Towers Watson a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Willis Towers Watson as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Willis Towers Watson Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.B) is down $0.77 (-0.5%) to $141.63 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Berkshire Hathaway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.44-$142.96 after having opened the day at $142.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $142.40.

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Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm engages in the insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, service and retailing businesses. Berkshire Hathaway has a market cap of $344.4 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Berkshire Hathaway 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 notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Berkshire Hathaway 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).