Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Radian Group

(

RDN

) pushed the Insurance industry higher today making it today's featured insurance winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Radian Group rose $0.16 (1.0%) to $15.66 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,712,358 shares of Radian Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,267,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.38-$15.78 after having opened the day at $15.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.50. Other companies within the Insurance industry that increased today were:

United Insurance Holdings

(

UIHC

), up 2.6%,

Maiden Holdings

(

MHLD

), up 2.4%,

National Western Life Insurance

(

NWLI

), up 2.3% and

PICO Holdings

(

PICO

), up 2.1%.

Radian Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a credit enhancement company in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Mortgage Insurance and Financial Guaranty. Radian Group has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Radian Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Radian Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the negative front,

Donegal Group

(

DGICB

), down 6.5%,

CoreLogic

(

CLGX

), down 5.4%,

NMI Holdings Inc Class A

(

NMIH

), down 4.5% and

eHealth

(

EHTH

), down 2.8% , were all laggards within the insurance industry with

MetLife

(

MET

) being today's insurance industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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

).

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.