3 Stocks Moving The Financial Services Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 15,601 as of Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,233 issues advancing vs. 1,686 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CBOE Holdings ( CBOE), down 4.0%, Orix Corporation ( IX), down 1.0%, NYSE Euronext ( NYX), down 0.8% and Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 0.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is up $0.16 (0.6%) to $27.65 on light volume. Thus far, 799,240 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.33-$27.88 after having opened the day at $27.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.49.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 63.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation Ratings Report now.

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