CBOE Holdings Inc. (CBOE): Today's Featured Financial Services Winner

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CBOE Holdings ( CBOE) pushed the Financial Services industry higher today making it today's featured financial services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, CBOE Holdings rose $1.37 (2.5%) to $55.40 on average volume. Throughout the day, 878,064 shares of CBOE Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 637,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $53.00-$55.45 after having opened the day at $53.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.03. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that increased today were: Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X Shares ( RUSS), up 21.2%, VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN ( TVIX), up 10.9%, iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return Sub ( JO), up 10.1% and Barclays Short B Leveraged Inverse S&P 500 ( BXDB), up 9.7%.

CBOE Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates markets for the trading of listed, or exchange-traded, derivatives contracts. CBOE Holdings has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate CBOE Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBOE Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3X Shares ( RUSL), down 19.5%, QIWI PLC ADR ( QIWI), down 16.8%, Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF ( RSXJ), down 11.2% and Cash Store Financial Services ( CSFS), down 8.2% , were all laggards within the financial services industry with Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) being today's financial services industry laggard.

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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