Today's Top Performers In Financial

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 61 points (0.3%) at 18,072 as of Monday, June 1, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,805 issues advancing vs. 1,201 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Orix ( IX), up 3.0%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.9%, SL Green Realty ( SLG), up 1.9%, Macerich ( MAC), up 1.5% and Health Care REIT ( HCN), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), down 2.3%, Aegon ( AEG), down 2.1%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 2.1%, BanColombia ( CIB), down 2.0% and ING Groep N.V ( ING), down 1.9%.

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

3. Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group is up $1.58 (0.8%) to $207.77 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $206.89-$208.82 after having opened the day at $207.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $206.19.

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $90.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Goldman Sachs Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is up $0.69 (1.3%) to $54.77 on average volume. Thus far, 9.6 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.61-$55.04 after having opened the day at $54.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.08.

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Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. Citigroup has a market cap of $165.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Citigroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citigroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Citigroup Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) is up $0.51 (0.8%) to $66.29 on average volume. Thus far, 6.4 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.97-$66.66 after having opened the day at $65.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.78.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides various financial services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $245.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase 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 good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full JPMorgan Chase 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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