All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 17,641 as of Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,494 issues advancing vs. 1,386 declining with 173 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nelnet ( NNI), down 6.6%, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group ( OZM), down 2.9%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 2.0%, Goldman Sachs Group ( GS), down 1.2% and SEI Investments ( SEIC), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Leucadia National ( LUK), up 2.4%, Apollo Global Management ( APO), up 1.9%, Carlyle Group ( CG), up 1.6%, Total System Services ( TSS), up 0.6% and Nasdaq ( NDAQ), up 0.6%.

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

3. E*TRADE Financial ( ETFC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, E*TRADE Financial is down $0.22 (-0.9%) to $24.74 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of E*TRADE Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.44-$25.19 after having opened the day at $24.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.95.

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. E*TRADE Financial has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate E*TRADE Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates E*TRADE Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full E*TRADE Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CME Group ( CME) is down $0.58 (-0.6%) to $92.35 on light volume. Thus far, 447,631 shares of CME Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.14-$92.99 after having opened the day at $92.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.93.

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CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. CME Group has a market cap of $31.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CME Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CME Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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 CME Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is down $0.47 (-1.7%) to $27.07 on light volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.95-$27.64 after having opened the day at $27.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.54.

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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 $36.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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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).