Today's Top Performers In Insurance

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 14,565 as of Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,354 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Insurance industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Aegon ( AEG), up 1.5%.

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

4. ING Groep N.V ( ING) is one of the companies pushing the Insurance industry higher today. As of noon trading, ING Groep N.V is up $0.21 (2.9%) to $7.35 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of ING Groep N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.26-$7.42 after having opened the day at $7.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.14.

ING Groep N.V., a financial services company, provides banking, investment, life insurance, and retirement services. ING Groep N.V has a market cap of $28.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 24.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate ING Groep N.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ING Groep N.V as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full ING Groep N.V Ratings Report now.

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