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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 32 points (0.2%) at 18,091 as of Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,524 issues advancing vs. 1,405 declining with 207 unchanged.

The Insurance industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Manulife Financial

(

MFC

), up 1.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was

MetLife

(

MET

), up 1.0%.

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

3.

Aon

(

AON

) is one of the companies pushing the Insurance industry higher today. As of noon trading, Aon is up $0.49 (0.5%) to $97.90 on light volume. Thus far, 284,695 shares of Aon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.66-$97.99 after having opened the day at $97.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.41.

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Aon plc provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Risk Solutions and HR Solutions. Aon has a market cap of $27.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Aon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Aon

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Aon Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Chubb

(

CB

) is up $0.63 (0.6%) to $100.42 on average volume. Thus far, 584,698 shares of Chubb exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.45-$100.56 after having opened the day at $99.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.79.

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The Chubb Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals. Chubb has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Chubb a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Chubb

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Chubb Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Marsh & McLennan Companies

(

MMC

) is up $0.38 (0.7%) to $56.94 on light volume. Thus far, 678,427 shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.37-$57.01 after having opened the day at $56.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.56.

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Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services firm, provides advice and solutions primarily in the areas of risk, strategy, and people worldwide. It operates in two segments, Risk and Insurance Services; and Consulting. Marsh & McLennan Companies has a market cap of $30.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Marsh & McLennan Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Marsh & McLennan Companies

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Marsh & McLennan Companies 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 insurance industry could consider

KBW Insurance ETF

(

KIE

) while those bearish on the insurance industry could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).

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