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5 Financial Stocks Pushing The Sector Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 40 points (0.3%) at 15,878 as of Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,973 issues advancing vs. 972 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), up 4.5%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The (RBS), up 3.7%, Lloyds Banking Group (LYG), up 3.1%, MasterCard Incorporated (MA), up 3.0% and American International Group (AIG), up 3.0%. A company within the sector that fell today was Woori Finance Holdings (WF), up 1.9%.

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

5. Goldman Sachs Group (GS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group is up $0.83 (0.5%) to $165.52 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $164.59-$166.53 after having opened the day at $165.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $164.69.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $76.0 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock performance, considering both the consistency and magnitude of the price movement over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Goldman Sachs Group Ratings Report now.

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