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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4. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) is up $2.06 (1.4%) to $154.19 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $153.85-$156.04 after having opened the day at $154.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $152.13.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $68.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Goldman Sachs Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) is up $0.52 (1.0%) to $51.05 on average volume. Thus far, 8.8 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.03-$51.72 after having opened the day at $51.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.53.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $190.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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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2. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is up $0.88 (1.8%) to $49.21 on average volume. Thus far, 18.3 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.36-$49.84 after having opened the day at $49.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.33.

Citigroup, Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides a range of financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. Citigroup has a market cap of $147.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Citigroup a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citigroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. 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 Citigroup Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Bank of America Corporation ( BAC) is up $0.11 (0.8%) to $14.23 on average volume. Thus far, 43.5 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 109.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.23-$14.38 after having opened the day at $14.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.12.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $151.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Bank of America Corporation 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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