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4 Stocks Pushing The Banking Industry Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) steady at 13,953 as of Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,129 issues advancing vs. 1,699 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Lloyds Banking Group (LYG), down 1.5%, Shinhan Financial Group (SHG), down 1.2% and Banco Santander (SAN), down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The (RBS), up 0.9%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Credit Suisse Group (CS) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group is down $0.15 (-0.5%) to $29.26 on light volume Thus far, 529,536 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.10-$29.27 after having opened the day at $29.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.41.

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial services company. The company operates in three segments: Private Banking, Investment Banking, and Asset Management. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $38.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, UBS (UBS) is down $0.21 (-1.2%) to $17.34 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.31-$17.45 after having opened the day at $17.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.55.

UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides wealth management, asset management, and investment banking products and services to private, corporate, and institutional clients worldwide. The company is also involved in retail and commercial banking in Switzerland. UBS has a market cap of $67.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full UBS Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BB&T (BBT) is down $0.27 (-0.9%) to $30.66 on average volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of BB&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.53-$30.88 after having opened the day at $30.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.93.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company for Branch Banking and Trust Company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. BB&T has a market cap of $21.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate BB&T a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BB&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full BB&T Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SunTrust Banks (STI) is down $0.35 (-1.2%) to $28.54 on average volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of SunTrust Banks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.41-$28.89 after having opened the day at $28.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.89.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank, which provides various financial services in the United States. SunTrust Banks has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate SunTrust Banks a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunTrust Banks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full SunTrust Banks 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 banking industry could consider KBW Bank ETF (KBE) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng (KRS).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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