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5 Stocks Raising The Financial Sector Higher

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include American Capital Agency (AGNC), up 3.5%, Annaly Capital Management (NLY), up 2.4%, HDFC Bank (HDB), up 1.7%, Orix Corporation (IX), up 1.6% and Ventas (VTR), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include DFC Global (DLLR), down 26.4%, Regions Financial Corporation (RF), down 1.4%, Franklin Resources (BEN), down 1.3%, Aegon (AEG), down 1.3% and SunTrust Banks (STI), down 0.9%.

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

5. Credit Suisse Group (CS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group is up $0.28 (0.9%) to $30.99 on light volume. Thus far, 310,679 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.92-$31.13 after having opened the day at $31.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.71.

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $47.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 25.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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