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5 Financial Services Stocks Pushing The Industry 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 down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 15,991 as of Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,637 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Orix Corporation (IX), up 1.9%, KKR (KKR), up 1.3% and MasterCard Incorporated (MA), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Franklin Resources (BEN), down 1.9%, CME Group (CME), down 1.8%, Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR), down 1.1%, Nomura Holdings (NMR), down 1.0% and SEI Investments Company (SEIC), down 1.0%.

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

5. E*Trade Financial (ETFC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, E*Trade Financial is up $0.36 (1.9%) to $18.56 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of E*Trade Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.20-$18.64 after having opened the day at $18.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.21.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides online brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand in the United States. E*Trade Financial has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 103.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate E*Trade Financial a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates E*Trade Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full E*Trade Financial Ratings Report now.

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