5 Financial Stocks On The Rise

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 7 points (0.0%) at 14,818 as of Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,623 issues advancing vs. 1,312 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Orix Corporation ( IX), up 5.8%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 5.3%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 5.3%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 4.3% and KB Financial Group ( KB), up 3.0%. A company within the sector that fell today was Simon Property Group ( SPG), up 1.3%.

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

5. MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated is up $17.40 (2.9%) to $623.48 on average volume. Thus far, 499,018 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 686,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $610.49-$624.00 after having opened the day at $612.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $606.08.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $70.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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