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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