Top Financial Stocks Trading Above the 50-Day Moving Price Average

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Following is a list of 10 companies in the financial sector (NYSE:XLF) whose stocks are trading above their 50-day moving average.  Criteria for this screen are:

  • The shares trade on an American exchange
  • Market capitalization is at least $1 billion
  • The sector in which the company operates is Financial.  The Financial sector includes all companies that operate in the following industries: Banking & Investment Services, Insurance, Real Estate, and Investment Trusts.

Our screen returned 44 companies in this sector.  The 10 that follow have the highest price change over their 50-day average.  As should be expected for momentum trades of this type, the stocks trading the highest above their 50-day moving average tend to be relatively smaller companies.

  • Cash America International, Inc. (NYSE:CSH): This company has a market capitalization of $1,623,648,000. The stock last traded at $55.23, which is 12.29% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty finance services to individuals in the United States, United Kingdom, and Sweden. The Company offers secured non-recourse loans, also known as pawn loans. Cash America also provides check cashing services and rental services through its subsidiaries.
  • EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW): This company has a market capitalization of $1,713,416,000. The stock last traded at $34.32, which is 11.48% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  EZCORP, Inc. owns and operates pawn shops that serve as sources for consumer credit and retail previously-owned merchandise. The Company operates in the United States.
  • Amtrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI): This company has a market capitalization of $1,332,988,000. The stock last traded at $22.35, which is 8.50% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. offers insurance coverage. The Company offers property/casualty, workers’ compensation, special risk, and warranty insurance, and extended service plans. The Company operates in the United States and the European Union, and reinsures risk worldwide.
  • HealthSpring, Inc (NYSE:HS): This company has a market capitalization of $3,114,856,000. The stock last traded at $45.97, which is 8.49% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  Healthspring, Inc. is a health maintenance organization. The Company serves Medicare recipients with a comprehensive network of hospitals and physicians.
  • Cohen + Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS): This company has a market capitalization of $1,391,290,000. The stock last traded at $32.26, which is 8.34% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  Cohen & Steers, Inc. manages portfolios specializing in global real estate securities, large cap value stocks, listed infrastructure, and preferred securities, as well as alternative investment strategies for qualified investors. The firm serves individual and institutional investors around the world through a broad range of investment vehicles.
  • White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:WTM): This company has a market capitalization of $3,230,598,000. The stock last traded at $406.05, which is 6.52% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance. The Company’s primary strategic goal is to invest in operating businesses in which management has knowledge and experience.
  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG): This company has a market capitalization of $2,132,321,000. The stock last traded at $50.10, which is 5.82% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  WellCare Health Plans Inc provides managed care services targeted exclusively to government-sponsored healthcare programs. The Company operates health plans in multiple states.
  • Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS): This company has a market capitalization of $13,751,700,000. The stock last traded at $25.21, which is 4.89% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  Discover Financial Services is a credit card issuer and electronic payment services company. The Company issues credit cards and offers student and personal loans, as well as savings products such as certificates of deposit and money market accounts and operates an automated teller machine(ATM)/debit network, which includes ATMs, as well as POS terminals nationwide. Competitors to Watch: American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF), Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), SLM Corporation (NYSE:SLM), MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE:NNI), CompuCredit Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:CCRT), and The Student Loan Corp. (NYSE:STU).
  • ProShares UltraShort S+P500 (AMEX:ETF) (NYSE:SDS): This company has a market capitalization of $2,167,778,000. The stock last traded at $21.98, which is 4.68% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  UltraShort S&P500 ProShares is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the S&P 500 Index.
  • Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (ADR) (NASDAQ:GGAL): This company has a market capitalization of $1,321,246,317. The stock last traded at $13.11, which is 4.56% above its 50-day moving average. About the company:  Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. operates as a financial services holding company for Banco Galicia, a commercial bank in Argentina. The Bank attracts deposits and offers business and consumer loans, mortgages, investment banking, securities brokerage services, foreign exchange services, mutual funds, insurance, annuities, and credit cards.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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