Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 18,534 as of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,061 issues advancing vs. 1,832 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include HCP ( HCP), up 1.5%, Equity Residential ( EQR), up 0.6%, Visa ( V), up 0.6%, MasterCard ( MA), up 0.5% and PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 3.7%, ORIX ( IX), down 2.1%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.9%, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 1.7% and Banco Santander (Brasil ( BSBR), down 1.7%.

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

3. Comerica ( CMA) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Comerica is up $0.66 (1.5%) to $44.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Comerica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.35-$44.85 after having opened the day at $44.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.73.

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Comerica Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services. It operates through three segments: Business Bank, Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Comerica a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comerica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth 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 Comerica Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is up $0.22 (0.8%) to $27.32 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.86-$27.53 after having opened the day at $27.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.10.

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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 $35.7 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 17.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Charles Schwab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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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1. As of noon trading, Bank of America Corporation ( BAC) is up $0.10 (0.7%) to $14.20 on average volume. Thus far, 65.1 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 93.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.03-$14.37 after having opened the day at $14.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.11.

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Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $140.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Bank of America Corporation 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).