Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 25 points (0.1%) at 17,526 as of Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,545 issues advancing vs. 1,371 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Ares Capital ( ARCC), down 3.6%, Western Union ( WU), down 1.1% and ORIX ( IX), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Spark Therapeutics ( ONCE), up 6.2%, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group ( OZM), up 2.6% and Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 1.8%.

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

3. Blackstone Group ( BX) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Blackstone Group is down $0.22 (-0.9%) to $25.23 on light volume. Thus far, 931,477 shares of Blackstone Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.17-$25.54 after having opened the day at $25.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.45.

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The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Blackstone Group has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Blackstone Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Blackstone Group as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Blackstone Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Bank of New York Mellon ( BK) is down $0.23 (-0.6%) to $40.84 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.65-$41.18 after having opened the day at $40.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.07.

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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 $44.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Bank of New York Mellon a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of New York Mellon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Bank of New York Mellon Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is down $0.24 (-0.8%) to $29.20 on light volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.08-$29.51 after having opened the day at $29.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.44.

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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 $38.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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).