3 Financial Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 14,466 as of Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:44 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,235 issues advancing vs. 1,661 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include American Tower ( AMT), up 1.8%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 1.0%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 1.0% and Ventas ( VTR), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Raymond James Financial ( RJF), down 3.3%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), down 2.7%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.9%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), down 1.7% and Orix Corporation ( IX), down 1.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Deutsche Bank ( DB) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank is up $0.33 (0.8%) to $42.23 on average volume Thus far, 759,844 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.72-$42.68 after having opened the day at $42.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.90.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $39.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its very decent return on equity which we feel should persist. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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