1. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is down $0.08 (-0.5%) to $18.02 on heavy volume Thus far, 7.9 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.78-$18.34 after having opened the day at $18.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.11. The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, and related financial services to individuals and institutional clients. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $22.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Charles Schwab a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Charles Schwab 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 5 stocks, 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). 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.