Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Financial Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 73 points (-0.4%) at 17,997 as of Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 723 issues advancing vs. 2,287 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. A company within the industry that increased today was Visa ( V), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Noah Holdings ( NOAH), down 5.3%, WisdomTree Investments ( WETF), down 2.8%, Springleaf Holdings ( LEAF), down 2.5%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 2.0% and Orix ( IX), down 2.0%.

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

3. TD Ameritrade ( AMTD) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, TD Ameritrade is up $0.28 (0.8%) to $36.94 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of TD Ameritrade exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.56-$37.07 after having opened the day at $36.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.66.

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. TD Ameritrade has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate TD Ameritrade a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TD Ameritrade as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full TD Ameritrade Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is up $0.28 (0.9%) to $31.66 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.22-$31.84 after having opened the day at $31.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.38.

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The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $40.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Charles Schwab a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Charles Schwab Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is up $0.53 (0.6%) to $82.79 on light volume. Thus far, 988,315 shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.94-$83.04 after having opened the day at $82.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.26.

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Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the 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 $45.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year 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 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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