One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 18,458 as of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,840 issues advancing vs. 1,054 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include KKR ( KKR), up 2.4%, HD Supply Holdings ( HDS), up 1.7%, Bank of New York Mellon ( BK), up 1.1% and Total System Services ( TSS), up 0.8%.

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

3. Northern ( NTRS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Northern is up $0.59 (0.9%) to $67.70 on light volume. Thus far, 438,135 shares of Northern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.95-$67.70 after having opened the day at $66.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.11.

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Northern Trust Corporation, a financial holding company, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. Northern has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Northern a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Northern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Northern Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is up $0.51 (0.8%) to $67.85 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.92-$67.98 after having opened the day at $67.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.34.

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Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $34.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Capital One Financial a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capital One Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Capital One Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is up $0.28 (1.0%) to $28.54 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.03-$28.61 after having opened the day at $28.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.26.

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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 $37.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.2% 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins 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 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).