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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 15,991 as of Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,637 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 7.3%, E*Trade Financial ( ETFC), up 1.9%, Orix Corporation ( IX), up 1.9%, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 1.5% and Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Icahn ( IEP), down 8.9%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 2.9%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.3%, Charles Schwab ( SCHW), down 1.2% and SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG), down 1.2%.

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 $0.27 (0.9%) to $29.62 on light volume. Thus far, 283,946 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.58-$29.79 after having opened the day at $29.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.35.

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 $47.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL) is up $1.94 (1.9%) to $101.49 on average volume. Thus far, 129,700 shares of Jones Lang LaSalle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 344,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.55-$101.49 after having opened the day at $99.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.55.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a financial and professional services firm, provides integrated real estate and investment management services to owner, occupier, investor, developer clients worldwide. Jones Lang LaSalle has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Jones Lang LaSalle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jones Lang LaSalle 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, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Jones Lang LaSalle Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, KKR ( KKR) is up $0.32 (1.3%) to $24.32 on average volume. Thus far, 686,453 shares of KKR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.92-$24.42 after having opened the day at $24.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.00.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is a private equity investment firm specializing in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, special situations, growth equity, mature, and middle market investments. KKR has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the financial services 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 57.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate KKR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KKR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full KKR Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Financial ( FNF) is up $0.76 (2.6%) to $30.30 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Fidelity National Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.01-$31.00 after having opened the day at $30.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.54.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. provides title insurance, mortgage services, and diversified services in the United States. Fidelity National Financial has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fidelity National Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fidelity National Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is up $0.13 (0.7%) to $18.68 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.49-$18.76 after having opened the day at $18.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.55.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 80.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts 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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