3 Financial Services Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer.

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 17,859 as of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,059 issues advancing vs. 1,922 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Navient ( NAVI), down 3.1%, Orix ( IX), down 1.6%, Leucadia National ( LUK), down 1.4%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 0.6% and Western Union ( WU), down 0.6%.

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

3. NASDAQ OMX Group ( NDAQ) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, NASDAQ OMX Group is up $0.43 (0.8%) to $51.02 on average volume. Thus far, 405,243 shares of NASDAQ OMX Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 960,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.51-$51.06 after having opened the day at $50.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.59.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. provides trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information, and public company services worldwide. It operates in four segments: Market Services, Listing Services, Information Services, and Technology Solutions. NASDAQ OMX Group has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate NASDAQ OMX Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NASDAQ OMX Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full NASDAQ OMX Group Ratings Report now.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

If you liked this article you might like

Walt Disney, Tiffany, NASDAQ, Mazor Robotics: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

A Ferocious Rotation: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 6/9/17)

Profits Trump Economic Weakness: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 6/2/17)

The Stock Market Has Been Amazingly Resilient -- Check Out These 10 Charts