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5 Stocks Driving The Banking Industry Higher

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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 15,368 as of Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,885 issues advancing vs. 1,048 declining with 118 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The (RBS), up 4.7%, and Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), up 1.3%.

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

5. UBS (UBS) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry higher today. As of noon trading, UBS is up $0.09 (0.49) to $18.64 on light volume Thus far, 924,918 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.47-$18.70 after having opened the day at $18.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.55.

UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides wealth management, asset management, and investment banking products and services worldwide. Its Wealth Management division provides financial services to high net worth individuals worldwide. UBS has a market cap of $67.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full UBS Ratings Report now.

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