3 Financial Services Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 69 points (-0.4%) at 18,094 as of Thursday, May 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 843 issues advancing vs. 2,162 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Sorrento Therapeutics ( SRNE), up 5.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Financial Engines ( FNGN), down 1.6%, Western Union ( WU), down 1.3%, Waddell & Reed Financial ( WDR), down 1.2%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 0.9% and Total System Services ( TSS), down 0.8%.

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

3. Ares Capital Corporation ( ARCC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ares Capital Corporation is up $0.13 (0.8%) to $16.67 on light volume. Thus far, 440,585 shares of Ares Capital Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.56-$16.71 after having opened the day at $16.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.54.

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Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. It also makes growth capital and general refinancing. Ares Capital Corporation has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Ares Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ares Capital Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ares Capital Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Janus Capital Group ( JNS) is up $0.14 (0.8%) to $18.00 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Janus Capital Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.90-$18.16 after having opened the day at $18.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.86.

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Janus Capital Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company with approximately $167.7 billion in assets under management. It also provides retirement planning, investment planning, tax planning, investment for college, and tax planning services to its clients. Janus Capital Group has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Janus Capital Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Janus Capital Group 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, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Janus Capital Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, WisdomTree Investments ( WETF) is up $0.28 (1.3%) to $21.60 on average volume. Thus far, 984,620 shares of WisdomTree Investments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.11-$21.62 after having opened the day at $21.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.32.

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WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sponsor and asset manager. It offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. WisdomTree Investments has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 36.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate WisdomTree Investments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WisdomTree Investments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full WisdomTree Investments 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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