Today's Top Performers In Insurance

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 14,823 as of Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,672 issues advancing vs. 1,218 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Insurance industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Sun Life Financial ( SLF), up 1.1%, and Aegon ( AEG), up 0.8%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Willis Group Holdings ( WSH) is one of the companies pushing the Insurance industry higher today. As of noon trading, Willis Group Holdings is up $0.79 (2.03) to $39.79 on average volume Thus far, 390,065 shares of Willis Group Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 786,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.85-$39.83 after having opened the day at $38.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.00.

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides a range of insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. Willis Group Holdings has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Willis Group Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Willis Group Holdings Ratings Report now.

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