3 Stocks Boosting The Financial Services Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 17,796 as of Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,731 issues advancing vs. 1,243 declining with 202 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Altisource Asset Management ( AAMC), up 4.5%, Noah Holdings ( NOAH), up 5.0%, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group ( OZM), up 2.2%, MarketAxess Holdings ( MKTX), up 1.9% and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P ( AB), up 1.6%.

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

3. Invesco ( IVZ) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Invesco is up $0.17 (0.4%) to $40.43 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.37-$40.80 after having opened the day at $40.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.26.

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Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. It primarily provides its services to institutional clients including major public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, and financial institutions. Invesco has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Invesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Invesco Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Discover Financial Services ( DFS) is up $0.72 (1.1%) to $65.02 on average volume. Thus far, 966,044 shares of Discover Financial Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.48-$65.06 after having opened the day at $64.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.31.

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Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, provides a range of financial products and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discover Financial Services 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Discover Financial Services Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is up $0.68 (0.8%) to $81.88 on light volume. Thus far, 901,868 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 $81.51-$82.09 after having opened the day at $81.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.21.

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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 $45.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, 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 sub par growth in net income. 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 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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