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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,515 as of Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,645 issues advancing vs. 1,332 declining with 182 unchanged.

The Insurance industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Manulife Financial Corporation

(

MFC

), up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Aflac

(

AFL

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

Loews

(

L

) is one of the companies pushing the Insurance industry higher today. As of noon trading, Loews is up $0.55 (1.2%) to $44.38 on light volume. Thus far, 388,599 shares of Loews exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.94-$44.40 after having opened the day at $43.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.83.

Loews Corporation operates primarily as a commercial property and casualty insurance company. Loews has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Loews a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Loews

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full

Loews Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Fidelity National Financial

(

FNF

TheStreet Recommends

) is up $1.08 (3.5%) to $32.41 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Fidelity National Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.39-$32.53 after having opened the day at $31.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.33.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides title insurance, technology, and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries in the United States. Fidelity National Financial has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Fidelity National Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fidelity National Financial

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Fidelity National Financial Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Chubb

(

CB

) is up $1.33 (1.5%) to $91.78 on average volume. Thus far, 679,746 shares of Chubb exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.50-$91.80 after having opened the day at $90.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.45.

The Chubb Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals. Chubb has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Chubb a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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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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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