Today's Top Performers In Insurance

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 56 points (-0.3%) at 15,939 as of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,598 issues advancing vs. 1,323 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Insurance industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Travelers Companies ( TRV), up 1.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. ING Groep N.V ( ING) is one of the companies pushing the Insurance industry higher today. As of noon trading, ING Groep N.V is up $0.40 (2.9%) to $14.34 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of ING Groep N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.29-$14.53 after having opened the day at $14.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.94.

ING Groep N.V., a financial services company, provides banking, investment, life insurance, and retirement services. ING Groep N.V has a market cap of $52.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate ING Groep N.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ING Groep N.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full ING Groep N.V Ratings Report now.

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