The financial sector has been one of the top performing sectors so far in 2013, but a few financial stocks are trading lower this week. After steady gains following the financial crisis, Travelers (NYSE:TRV) has been trading lower, as has investment banking firm Lazard (NYSE:LAZ).

In this video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss these companies and why the outlook may still be bright.

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