WisdomTree Investments Inc. (WETF): Today's Featured Financial Services Winner

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WisdomTree Investments ( WETF) pushed the Financial Services industry higher today making it today's featured financial services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, WisdomTree Investments rose $0.35 (2.0%) to $17.97 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,104,128 shares of WisdomTree Investments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,825,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.62-$17.99 after having opened the day at $17.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.62. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that increased today were: Special Opportunities Fund ( SPE), up 38.7%, Mexico Equity and Income Fund Inc. CE with ( MXE), up 15.5%, iPath Long Extended Russell 1000 TR Index E ( ROLA), up 12.2% and Cash Store Financial Services ( CSFS), up 11.1%.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sponsor and asset manager. It offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. WisdomTree Investments has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 187.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate WisdomTree Investments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WisdomTree Investments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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.

On the negative front, iPath Pure Beta Precious Metals ETN ( BLNG), down 10.9%, UBS E-TRACS CMCI Livestock Total Return ETN ( UBC), down 8.7%, PowerShares DB Crude Oil Long ETN ( OLO), down 8.0% and iShares MSCI Turkey ETF ( TUR), down 6.6%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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