Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 17,992 as of Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,218 issues advancing vs. 684 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include HD Supply Holdings ( HDS), up 2.3%, Leucadia National ( LUK), up 2.2%, Navient ( NAVI), up 1.8%, KKR ( KKR), up 1.7% and Voya Financial ( VOYA), up 1.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 1.3%.

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

3. Capital One Financial ( COF) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial is up $0.70 (0.9%) to $75.69 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.63-$75.80 after having opened the day at $74.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.99.

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Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $39.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Capital One Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capital One Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Capital One Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Bank of New York Mellon ( BK) is up $0.42 (1.0%) to $41.10 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.85-$41.28 after having opened the day at $40.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.67.

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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 $44.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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 Bank of New York Mellon Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Express ( AXP) is up $0.50 (0.8%) to $66.20 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of American Express exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.63-$66.33 after having opened the day at $65.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.70.

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American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. American Express has a market cap of $63.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate American Express a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Express as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels 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 generally higher debt management risk. Get the full American Express 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).