3 Financial Services 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 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,918 as of Monday, June 23, 2014, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,480 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Western Union ( WU), up 0.7%, and MasterCard ( MA), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Orix ( IX), up 0.9%.

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

3. Voya Financial ( VOYA) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Voya Financial is up $0.45 (1.2%) to $36.52 on light volume. Thus far, 630,784 shares of Voya Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.12-$36.60 after having opened the day at $36.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.07.

Voya Financial, Inc. operates as a retirement, investment, and insurance company in the United States. The company has five segments: Retirement, Annuities, Investment Management, Individual Life, and Employee Benefits. Voya Financial has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Voya Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Voya Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Voya Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Navient ( NAVI) is up $0.28 (1.6%) to $17.74 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Navient exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.45-$17.74 after having opened the day at $17.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.46.

Navient Corporation provides financial products and services focusing on the education sector. The company's Consumer Lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and services private education loans. Navient has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Navient a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Navient as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Navient Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, NASDAQ OMX Group ( NDAQ) is up $0.86 (2.3%) to $38.64 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of NASDAQ OMX Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.79-$39.24 after having opened the day at $37.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.78.

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 $6.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, 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 NASDAQ OMX Group Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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