Financial Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 68 points (0.4%) at 15,371 as of Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,814 issues advancing vs. 1,135 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include CIT Group ( CIT), up 6.5%, Aegon ( AEG), up 5.0%, Morgan Stanley ( MS), up 2.8%, CME Group ( CME), up 2.8% and ING Groep N.V ( ING), up 2.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 3.49, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 1.66 and Simon Property Group ( SPG), down 0.69.

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

5. Deutsche Bank ( DB) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank is up $1.22 (2.64) to $47.39 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.84-$47.44 after having opened the day at $46.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.17.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $47.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 140.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.4% 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 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, IntercontinentalExchange ( ICE) is up $4.88 (2.85) to $176.09 on average volume Thus far, 288,533 shares of IntercontinentalExchange exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 646,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $170.75-$176.42 after having opened the day at $171.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $171.21.

IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. operates regulated global markets and clearing houses primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil. IntercontinentalExchange has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate IntercontinentalExchange a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates IntercontinentalExchange as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full IntercontinentalExchange Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, American International Group ( AIG) is up $0.56 (1.24) to $46.08 on average volume Thus far, 7.8 million shares of American International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.33-$46.46 after having opened the day at $45.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.52.

American International Group, Inc. engages in the provision of insurance products and services for the commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Chartis, SunAmerica Financial Group, and Aircraft Leasing. American International Group has a market cap of $66.7 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate American International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American International Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full American International Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo ( WFC) is up $0.65 (1.60) to $41.40 on average volume Thus far, 10.7 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.70-$41.46 after having opened the day at $40.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.75.

Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $214.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Wells Fargo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wells Fargo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wells Fargo Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) is up $0.91 (1.66) to $55.58 on average volume Thus far, 13.2 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.53-$55.79 after having opened the day at $54.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.67.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $206.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full JPMorgan Chase Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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.
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