The financial services industry closed the day down 3%. General Finance Corporation ( GFN), China Direct Industries Inc ( CDII), SGOCO Group ( SGOC), and Marine Petroleum ( MARPS) were all winners today within the financial services industry with Orix Corporation ( IX) being today's featured financial services winner. Orix Corporation rose 36 cents (0.8%) to $44.28 on light volume. Throughout the day, 24,115 shares of Orix Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 40,800 shares.

Orix Corporation, an integrated financial services company, provides various products and services to corporate and retail customers in Japan and internationally. Orix Corporation has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 12.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Orix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally poor debt management.

On the negative front, MF Global Holdings ( MF), SLM ( SLM), Consumer Portfolio Services Inc ( CPSS), and T. Rowe Price Group ( TROW) were all losers within the financial services industry with Goldman Sachs Group Inc ( GS) being today's financial services industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).
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