3 Financial Stocks Driving The Sector Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 7 points (0.0%) at 17,620 as of Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,391 issues advancing vs. 1,566 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Ocwen Financial ( OCN), up 5.6%, CBRE Group ( CBG), up 1.8%, American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), up 1.5%, TD Ameritrade ( AMTD), up 1.0% and Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Rayonier ( RYN), down 7.6%, Eaton Vance ( EV), down 3.9%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 3.6%, Janus Capital Group ( JNS), down 3.4% and Douglas Emmett ( DEI), down 2.3%.

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

3. Credicorp ( BAP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Credicorp is up $2.22 (1.4%) to $162.18 on light volume. Thus far, 50,885 shares of Credicorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 250,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $159.11-$162.27 after having opened the day at $160.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $159.96.

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Credicorp Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides financial and health services primarily in Peru, the Cayman Islands, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Panama. The company operates in four segments: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. Credicorp has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 22.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Credicorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credicorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Credicorp Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, UBS ( UBS) is up $0.19 (1.1%) to $17.30 on light volume. Thus far, 445,502 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.24-$17.34 after having opened the day at $17.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.11.

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UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides retail, wealth management, corporate and institutional banking, asset management, and investment banking products and services worldwide. The company's Wealth Management division provides financial services to high net worth individuals. UBS has a market cap of $64.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full UBS Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Genworth Financial ( GNW) is up $0.29 (3.6%) to $8.41 on heavy volume. Thus far, 10.2 million shares of Genworth Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.10-$8.46 after having opened the day at $8.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.12.

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Genworth Financial, Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, investment, and financial solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through U.S. Life Insurance, International Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Genworth Financial has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 47.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Genworth Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genworth Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Genworth 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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