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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 17,997 as of Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,566 issues advancing vs. 1,413 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

), up 11.2%,

Colony Financial

(

CLNY

), up 3.9%,

Credit Suisse Group

(

CS

), up 2.4%,

Health Care REIT

(

HCN

), up 2.3% and

Extra Space Storage

(

EXR

), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

White Mountains Insurance Group

(

WTM

), down 2.6%,

Royal Bank Of Canada

(

RY

), down 1.7%,

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

(

CM

), down 1.6%,

Bank of Montreal

(

BMO

), down 1.3% and

Toronto-Dominion Bank

(

TD

), down 1.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3.

Vornado Realty

(

VNO

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty is up $0.56 (0.5%) to $111.82 on light volume. Thus far, 318,126 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 886,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.68-$112.70 after having opened the day at $110.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.26.

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Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Vornado Realty

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Vornado Realty Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Boston Properties

(

BXP

) is up $0.70 (0.5%) to $139.17 on light volume. Thus far, 246,005 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 846,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $137.84-$140.12 after having opened the day at $138.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $138.47.

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Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $21.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Boston Properties

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Boston Properties Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Public Storage

(

PSA

) is up $1.57 (0.8%) to $200.36 on average volume. Thus far, 280,836 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 625,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $198.79-$201.71 after having opened the day at $199.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $198.79.

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Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Public Storage has a market cap of $35.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Public Storage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Public Storage

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Public Storage Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).

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