One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 17,644 as of Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,396 issues advancing vs. 1,484 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), down 2.0%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.4%, Orix ( IX), down 1.4%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.1% and Goldman Sachs Group ( GS), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores ( AVAL), up 4.2%, CBRE Group ( CBG), up 1.7%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.4%, Essex Property ( ESS), up 1.2% and Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.1%.

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

3. Manulife Financial ( MFC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Manulife Financial is down $0.18 (-1.2%) to $14.35 on light volume. Thus far, 621,070 shares of Manulife Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.26-$14.43 after having opened the day at $14.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.53.

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Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups, and institutions in Asia, Canada, and the United States. Manulife Financial has a market cap of $28.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Manulife Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Manulife Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Manulife Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group ( CS) is down $0.25 (-1.7%) to $14.79 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.62-$14.79 after having opened the day at $14.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.04.

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Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, government clients, and high-net-worth individuals, as well as affluent and retail clients worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $25.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 30.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Credit Suisse Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Credicorp ( BAP) is down $2.57 (-1.9%) to $128.98 on average volume. Thus far, 179,497 shares of Credicorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 411,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $128.35-$130.78 after having opened the day at $130.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $131.55.

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Credicorp Ltd., through its banking and non-banking subsidiaries, provides a range of financial, insurance, and health services and products primarily in Peru and internationally. It operates through four segments: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. Credicorp has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 35.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Credicorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credicorp 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 notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Credicorp 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).