4 Stocks Pushing The Financial Services Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 1 points (-0.0%) at 13,971 as of Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,429 issues advancing vs. 1,408 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Blackstone Group ( BX), up 2.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Morgan Stanley ( MS), up 1.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Apollo Global Management ( APO) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Apollo Global Management is up $0.57 (2.7%) to $21.79 on heavy volume Thus far, 413,826 shares of Apollo Global Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 425,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.25-$21.98 after having opened the day at $21.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.22.

Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to pension and endowment funds, institutional investors, individual investors, pooled investment vehicles, and corporations. Apollo Global Management has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Apollo Global Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apollo Global Management as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full Apollo Global Management Ratings Report now.

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