5 Financial Stocks Moving The Sector Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,147 as of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,869 issues advancing vs. 987 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Corpbanca ( BCA), up 11.5%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 3.6%, Credit Suisse Group ( CS), up 3.0%, Orix Corporation ( IX), up 2.8% and NASDAQ OMX Group ( NDAQ), up 2.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 2.0%, UDR ( UDR), down 1.7%, Boston Properties ( BXP), down 1.7%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 1.5% and Vornado Realty ( VNO), down 1.4%.

TheStreet 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 $1.33 (2.8%) to $48.26 on average volume. Thus far, 625,213 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 873,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.26-$48.57 after having opened the day at $48.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.93.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $47.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 142.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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 and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, UBS ( UBS) is up $0.41 (2.2%) to $19.09 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.08-$19.26 after having opened the day at $19.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.68.

UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides wealth management, asset management, and investment banking products and services worldwide. Its Wealth Management division provides financial services to high net worth individuals worldwide. UBS has a market cap of $71.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full UBS Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Discover Financial Services ( DFS) is up $0.31 (0.6%) to $53.58 on light volume. Thus far, 443,978 shares of Discover Financial Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.17-$53.70 after having opened the day at $53.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.27.

Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, provides direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 38.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discover Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, 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 Discover Financial Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) is up $1.64 (1.0%) to $169.86 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $167.69-$170.38 after having opened the day at $167.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $168.22.

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 $76.2 billion and is part of the financial services 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 31.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 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 solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Goldman Sachs Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is up $0.29 (0.6%) to $53.34 on light volume. Thus far, 5.5 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 23.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.11-$53.59 after having opened the day at $53.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.05.

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 $160.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 34.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Citigroup a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citigroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins 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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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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