Today's Top Performers In Financial

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,010 as of Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 891 issues advancing vs. 2,107 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Aegon ( AEG), up 1.4%, Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.B), up 0.6% and Morgan Stanley ( MS), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include KB Financial Group ( KB), down 4.6%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), down 3.7%, Navient ( NAVI), down 2.2%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), down 2.0% and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 1.8%.

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

3. Allstate ( ALL) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Allstate is up $0.68 (1.1%) to $61.68 on average volume. Thus far, 990,735 shares of Allstate exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.09-$61.70 after having opened the day at $61.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.00.

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The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and retirement and investment products primarily in the United States. Allstate has a market cap of $26.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 11.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Allstate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Allstate 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, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Allstate Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Travelers Companies ( TRV) is up $1.05 (1.1%) to $93.47 on average volume. Thus far, 694,274 shares of Travelers Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.35-$93.68 after having opened the day at $92.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.42.

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The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the United States. Travelers Companies has a market cap of $31.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Travelers Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is up $0.45 (0.6%) to $81.39 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.92-$81.54 after having opened the day at $81.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.94.

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Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $45.6 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capital One Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Capital One Financial 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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