3 Stocks Moving The Financial Sector Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 27 points (0.2%) at 17,793 as of Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,750 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include HD Supply Holdings ( HDS), up 5.3%, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD), up 2.0%, Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS), up 2.0%, BanColombia ( CIB), up 1.9% and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 2.5%, Credit Suisse Group ( CS), down 2.0%, Blackstone Group ( BX), down 1.8%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 0.8% and Prologis ( PLD), down 0.8%.

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

3. Wells Fargo ( WFC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo is up $0.70 (1.2%) to $56.82 on average volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.00-$56.82 after having opened the day at $56.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.12.

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Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $291.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Wells Fargo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is up $0.52 (0.9%) to $56.17 on average volume. Thus far, 8.2 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.22-$56.25 after having opened the day at $55.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.65.

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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 $170.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, Bank of America Corporation ( BAC) is up $0.19 (1.1%) to $17.27 on average volume. Thus far, 39.5 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 74.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.00-$17.30 after having opened the day at $17.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.08.

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Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $180.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America Corporation 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 Bank of America Corporation 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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