1. As of noon trading, State Street ( STT) is up $0.55 (1.0%) to $56.86 on light volume Thus far, 712,048 shares of State Street exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.26-$56.89 after having opened the day at $56.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.31. State Street Corporation, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to institutional investors worldwide. State Street has a market cap of $25.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate State Street a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates State Street as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full State Street Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, 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). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.