5 Financial Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.2%) at 16,431 as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,618 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Regions Financial Corporation ( RF), up 2.1%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 2.1%, SunTrust Banks ( STI), up 1.4%, Credit Suisse Group ( CS), up 1.1% and HCP ( HCP), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 3.9%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), down 2.6%, KB Financial Group ( KB), down 2.4%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.5% and Progressive Corporation ( PGR), down 1.2%.

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 $0.31 (0.7%) to $47.10 on light volume. Thus far, 236,930 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 747,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.09-$47.39 after having opened the day at $47.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.79.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $47.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 141.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 $0.12 (0.6%) to $19.04 on average volume. Thus far, 968,051 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.95-$19.10 after having opened the day at $18.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.93.

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 $71.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, Genworth Financial ( GNW) is up $0.49 (3.2%) to $15.88 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Genworth Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.69-$16.01 after having opened the day at $15.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.39.

Genworth Financial, Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth management, investment, and financial solutions in the United States and internationally. The company's U.S. Genworth Financial has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Genworth Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genworth Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Genworth Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, KeyCorp ( KEY) is up $0.22 (1.7%) to $13.54 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of KeyCorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.40-$13.62 after having opened the day at $13.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.32.

KeyCorp. operates as the holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various banking services in the United States. KeyCorp has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate KeyCorp a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KeyCorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full KeyCorp Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB) is up $0.19 (0.9%) to $21.11 on light volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Fifth Third Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.96-$21.33 after having opened the day at $21.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.92.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third Bancorp has a market cap of $18.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Fifth Third Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth Third Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Fifth Third Bancorp 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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