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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 16,929 as of Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 966 issues advancing vs. 1,989 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

Bbva Banco FrancesS.A

(

BFR

), up 4.8%,

Woori Finance Holdings

(

WF

), up 1.4% and

Visa

(

V

), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

), down 4.4%,

E*Trade Financial

(

ETFC

), down 2.5%,

LPL Financial Holdings

(

LPLA

), down 2.2%,

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

), down 2.2% and

Signature Bank

(

SBNY

), down 2.0%.

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

3.

BanColombia

(

CIB

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, BanColombia is up $0.75 (1.3%) to $58.97 on light volume. Thus far, 168,103 shares of BanColombia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 467,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.43-$59.00 after having opened the day at $58.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.22.

Bancolombia S.A., a full service financial institution, provides various banking products and services to individual and corporate customers. BanColombia has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate BanColombia a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

BanColombia

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

BanColombia Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Franklin Resources

(

BEN

) is up $0.34 (0.6%) to $56.92 on light volume. Thus far, 640,403 shares of Franklin Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.44-$56.95 after having opened the day at $56.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.58.

Franklin Resources Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It manages, through its subsidiary, separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. Franklin Resources has a market cap of $35.5 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Franklin Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Franklin Resources

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Franklin Resources Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

MetLife

(

MET

) is up $0.33 (0.6%) to $54.99 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of MetLife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.72-$55.40 after having opened the day at $55.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.66.

MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. MetLife has a market cap of $61.7 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate MetLife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MetLife

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

MetLife 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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