Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 18,013 as of Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,726 issues advancing vs. 1,184 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Apollo Global Management ( APO), up 2.3%, Oaktree Capital Group ( OAK), up 1.6%, Carlyle Group ( CG), up 1.6%, Total System Services ( TSS), up 1.2% and State Street ( STT), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include QIWI ( QIWI), down 13.2%, Blackhawk Network Holdings ( HAWK), down 10.7%, Evercore Partners ( EVR), down 3.6%, Capital One Financial ( COF), down 3.0% and Synchrony Financial ( SYF), down 1.2%.

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

3. Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Affiliated Managers Group is up $1.42 (0.8%) to $178.88 on light volume. Thus far, 223,487 shares of Affiliated Managers Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 609,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $176.17-$179.66 after having opened the day at $177.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $177.46.

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Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., through its affiliates, operates as an asset management company providing investment management services to mutual funds, institutional clients, and high net worth individuals in the United States. It provides advisory or subadvisory services to mutual funds. Affiliated Managers Group has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Affiliated Managers Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Affiliated Managers Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Affiliated Managers Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Invesco ( IVZ) is up $0.26 (0.8%) to $32.70 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.23-$32.81 after having opened the day at $32.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.43.

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Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. Invesco has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Invesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity 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 Invesco Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) is up $0.99 (0.6%) to $166.83 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $164.93-$167.00 after having opened the day at $165.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $165.84.

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $69.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its very decent return on equity which we feel should persist. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Goldman Sachs 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 services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).