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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 126 points (-0.7%) at 17,985 as of Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 863 issues advancing vs. 2,117 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Insurance industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Berkshire Hathaway

(

BRK.B

), up 0.4%.

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

3.

Genworth Financial

(

GNW

) is one of the companies pushing the Insurance industry higher today. As of noon trading, Genworth Financial is up $0.96 (12.0%) to $8.95 on heavy volume. Thus far, 14.2 million shares of Genworth Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.31-$9.00 after having opened the day at $8.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.99.

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Genworth Financial, Inc. provides insurance, retirement, and homeownership solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through U.S. Life Insurance, International Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Mortgage Insurance, International Protection, and Runoff segments. The U.S. Genworth Financial has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Genworth Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Genworth Financial

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Genworth Financial Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Prudential Financial

(

PRU

) is up $1.11 (1.4%) to $82.26 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Prudential Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.22-$82.85 after having opened the day at $81.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.15.

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Prudential Financial, Inc. provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to individual and institutional customers in the United States and internationally. Prudential Financial has a market cap of $36.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Prudential Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Prudential Financial

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full

Prudential Financial Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

MetLife

(

MET

) is up $1.08 (2.1%) to $51.93 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.1 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 $51.00-$52.28 after having opened the day at $51.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.85.

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MetLife, Inc. provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. MetLife has a market cap of $56.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate MetLife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MetLife

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 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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