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CBOE Holdings Inc. (CBOE): Today's Featured Financial Services Winner

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.

CBOE Holdings ( CBOE) pushed the Financial Services industry higher today making it today's featured financial services winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, CBOE Holdings rose $0.56 (1.2%) to $46.45 on light volume. Throughout the day, 502,027 shares of CBOE Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 687,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.79-$46.49 after having opened the day at $45.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.89. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that increased today were: Manhattan Bridge Capital ( LOAN), up 17.2%, Xoom ( XOOM), up 5.5%, Millennium India Acquisition Corporation ( SMCG), up 5.0% and Apollo Global Management ( APO), up 4.3%.

CBOE Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates markets for the trading of listed and exchange-traded options contracts. CBOE Holdings has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 54.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CBOE Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBOE Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Investment Technology Group ( ITG), down 5.0%, GFI Group ( GFIG), down 3.8%, GAIN Capital Holdings ( GCAP), down 3.4% and Tiptree Financial ( CVTR), down 3.4% , were all laggards within the financial services industry with Northern Trust Corporation ( NTRS) being today's financial services industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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