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5 Stocks Moving The Financial Sector Upward

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 15,100 as of Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,176 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.17 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.21. Top gainers within the sector include Nomura Holdings (NMR), up 4.9%, Woori Finance Holdings (WF), up 3.4%, Icahn (IEP), up 2.6%, Shinhan Financial Group (SHG), up 1.8% and Weyerhaeuser (WY), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Digital Realty (DLR), down 3.75, MetLife (MET), down 1.72, Sun Life Financial (SLF), down 1.63, Brookfield Asset Management (BAM), down 1.56 and Citigroup (C), down 1.38.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

5. Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The (RBS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The is up $0.25 (2.80) to $9.19 on heavy volume Thus far, 966,448 shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 583,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.04-$9.21 after having opened the day at $9.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.94.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The has a market cap of $27.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The Ratings Report now.

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