All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 17,785 as of Thursday, June 2, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,370 issues advancing vs. 1,553 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Franklin Resources ( BEN), down 3.6%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 2.1%, Invesco ( IVZ), down 2.0%, UBS Group ( UBS), down 1.7% and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 2.8%, Ally Financial ( ALLY), up 1.3%, Banco Santander (Brasil ( BSBR), up 1.2%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 0.9% and Credit Suisse Group ( CS), up 0.6%.

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 $4.00 (-1.1%) to $358.30 on average volume. Thus far, 239,255 shares of BlackRock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 594,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $356.71-$363.16 after having opened the day at $360.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $362.30.

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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 $59.4 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BlackRock as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full BlackRock Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Bank of New York Mellon ( BK) is down $0.21 (-0.5%) to $42.04 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.94-$42.20 after having opened the day at $42.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.25.

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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 $45.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Bank of New York Mellon a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Bank of New York Mellon Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Morgan Stanley ( MS) is down $0.21 (-0.8%) to $27.28 on light volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Morgan Stanley exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.22-$27.55 after having opened the day at $27.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.49.

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Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $53.0 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Morgan Stanley a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Morgan Stanley as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Morgan Stanley 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).