Today's Top Performers In Financial

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 17,122 as of Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,632 issues advancing vs. 1,319 declining with 192 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Bank of Montreal ( BMO), up 2.5%, KB Financial Group ( KB), up 2.3%, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), up 1.2%, Aegon ( AEG), up 0.9% and Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Charles Schwab ( SCHW), down 1.4%, BlackRock ( BLK), down 1.1%, Morgan Stanley ( MS), down 0.9%, Orix ( IX), down 0.8% and State Street ( STT), down 0.8%.

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

3. Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank is up $0.38 (0.7%) to $52.99 on average volume. Thus far, 471,178 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 924,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.66-$53.02 after having opened the day at $53.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.61.

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $97.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank ( DB) is up $0.56 (1.6%) to $35.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.91-$35.30 after having opened the day at $35.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.55.

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Deutsche Bank AG provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Its Corporate Banking & Securities division is engaged in selling, trading, and structuring a range of fixed income, equity, equity-linked, foreign exchange, and commodities products. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $46.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 24.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Deutsche Bank a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Aflac ( AFL) is up $0.50 (0.8%) to $61.54 on light volume. Thus far, 565,266 shares of Aflac exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.09-$61.64 after having opened the day at $61.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.04.

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Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. Aflac has a market cap of $27.6 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Aflac a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aflac as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Aflac 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 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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