Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 18,013 as of Thursday, April 28, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,531 issues advancing vs. 1,350 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 10.0%, XL Group ( XL), down 7.3%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 5.0%, ORIX ( IX), down 4.5% and Invesco ( IVZ), down 2.7%. Top gainers within the sector include CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 11.1%, Santander Consumer USA Holdings ( SC), up 4.2%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 3.1%, Banco Santander (Brasil ( BSBR), up 2.0% and UBS Group ( UBS), up 0.9%.

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

3. BlackRock ( BLK) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, BlackRock is down $4.01 (-1.1%) to $363.46 on light volume. Thus far, 130,656 shares of BlackRock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 746,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $362.11-$365.88 after having opened the day at $363.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $367.47.

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BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. BlackRock has a market cap of $60.8 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BlackRock as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full BlackRock Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is down $0.20 (-0.7%) to $29.70 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.30-$29.82 after having opened the day at $29.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.90.

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The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $39.4 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Charles Schwab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab 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 and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Charles Schwab Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American International Group ( AIG) is down $0.32 (-0.6%) to $56.30 on light volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of American International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.05-$56.66 after having opened the day at $56.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.63.

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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 $65.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate American International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. 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).