5 Stocks Raising The Financial Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 3.5%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 2.4%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 1.7%, Orix Corporation ( IX), up 1.6% and Ventas ( VTR), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include DFC Global ( DLLR), down 26.4%, Regions Financial Corporation ( RF), down 1.4%, Franklin Resources ( BEN), down 1.3%, Aegon ( AEG), down 1.3% and SunTrust Banks ( STI), down 0.9%.

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

5. Credit Suisse Group ( CS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group is up $0.28 (0.9%) to $30.99 on light volume. Thus far, 310,679 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.92-$31.13 after having opened the day at $31.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.71.

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $47.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 25.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is up $0.51 (0.8%) to $61.77 on light volume. Thus far, 176,548 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 729,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.21-$61.87 after having opened the day at $61.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.26.

Royal Bank of Canada provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor and treasury, and capital markets services worldwide. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $88.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is up $0.91 (1.1%) to $84.53 on light volume. Thus far, 164,843 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 601,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.69-$84.54 after having opened the day at $83.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.62.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. The company's Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking segment offers various financial products and services to personal and small business customers. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $77.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank ( DB) is up $0.58 (1.3%) to $45.45 on light volume. Thus far, 407,214 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.24-$45.71 after having opened the day at $45.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.87.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $44.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is up $0.51 (1.4%) to $35.93 on light volume. Thus far, 647,536 shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.35-$36.03 after having opened the day at $35.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.42.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $17.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Prologis 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).

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