All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 51 points (0.3%) at 17,858 as of Monday, June 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,960 issues advancing vs. 999 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Mid-America Apartment Communities ( MAA), down 2.9%, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 2.8%, Equity Residential ( EQR), down 2.7%, Welltower ( HCN), down 2.3% and UDR ( UDR), down 2.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Oaktree Capital Group ( OAK), up 5.4%, Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG), up 3.0%, State Street ( STT), up 2.7%, Regions Financial ( RF), up 2.4% and Interactive Brokers Group ( IBKR), up 2.4%.

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

3. Boston Properties ( BXP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Boston Properties is down $1.26 (-1.0%) to $126.52 on average volume. Thus far, 286,154 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 711,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $126.18-$128.00 after having opened the day at $127.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.78.

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Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Boston Properties Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties ( GGP) is down $0.24 (-0.9%) to $26.54 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.51-$27.03 after having opened the day at $26.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.78.

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General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties, Inc is based in Chicago, Illinois. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $23.6 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full General Growth Properties Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chubb ( CB) is down $1.14 (-0.9%) to $126.42 on average volume. Thus far, 775,014 shares of Chubb exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $126.15-$127.92 after having opened the day at $127.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.56.

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Chubb Limited provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. Chubb has a market cap of $59.4 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Chubb a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chubb as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chubb 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).