3 Financial Stocks On The Rise

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 116 points (-0.7%) at 17,715 as of Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 936 issues advancing vs. 1,938 declining with 182 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Jones Lang LaSalle ( JLL), down 4.9%, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 4.0%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 3.0%, Invesco ( IVZ), down 2.8% and Ameriprise Financial ( AMP), down 2.4%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Arthur J. Gallagher ( AJG) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Arthur J. Gallagher is up $1.86 (4.2%) to $46.29 on average volume. Thus far, 577,802 shares of Arthur J. Gallagher exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 899,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.32-$46.45 after having opened the day at $45.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.43. 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. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage and risk management services in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Brokerage, Risk Management, and Corporate. Arthur J. Gallagher has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Arthur J. Gallagher a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Arthur J. Gallagher as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Arthur J. Gallagher 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.

2. As of noon trading, Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS) is up $0.46 (0.9%) to $52.42 on average volume. Thus far, 765,356 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.90-$52.76 after having opened the day at $51.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.96. 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 Bank of Nova Scotia provides various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. Bank of Nova Scotia has a market cap of $62.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 28.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Bank of Nova Scotia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Nova Scotia as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Bank of Nova Scotia 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.

1. As of noon trading, Aon ( AON) is up $0.91 (0.9%) to $104.07 on light volume. Thus far, 495,247 shares of Aon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.56-$105.19 after having opened the day at $102.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.16. 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. Aon plc provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Risk Solutions and HR Solutions. Aon has a market cap of $28.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 11.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Aon a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Aon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Aon 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 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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