Chubb Corp (CB): Today's Featured Financial Winner

The financial sector closed the day down 1.1%. Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc ( GFED), Waccamaw Bankshares Inc ( WBNK), FNB NC Corporation ( FNBN), and Dearborn Bancorp Inc ( DEAR) were all winners today within the financial sector with Chubb ( CB) being today's featured financial winner. Chubb rose $1.33 (2.1%) to $64.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.1 million shares of Chubb exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares.

The Chubb Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals. Chubb has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 8.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), Ameritrans Capital Corporation ( AMTC), Bank of Ireland (Governor & Company of ( IRE), and NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership ( NLP) were all losers within the financial sector with Citigroup Inc ( C) being today's financial sector Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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