3 Financial Services Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 16,647 as of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,518 issues advancing vs. 1,472 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Western Union ( WU), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include WisdomTree Investments ( WETF), down 3.4%, Credit Acceptance ( CACC), down 1.8%, Prospect Capital Corporation ( PSEC), down 1.4%, American Capital ( ACAS), down 1.4% and Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG), down 1.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. NASDAQ OMX Group ( NDAQ) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, NASDAQ OMX Group is up $0.40 (1.1%) to $37.32 on light volume. Thus far, 479,800 shares of NASDAQ OMX Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.91-$37.46 after having opened the day at $37.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.92.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. delivers trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, and public company services worldwide. It operates in four segments: Market Services, Listing Services, Information Services, and Technology Solutions. NASDAQ OMX Group has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate NASDAQ OMX Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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