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5 Stocks Dragging In The Financial Sector

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 or Stephanie Link.

One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 0 points (0.0%) at 15,915 as of Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,252 issues advancing vs. 1,627 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include MarketAxess Holdings ( MKTX), down 5.4%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.6%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.6%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), down 1.4% and Orix Corporation ( IX), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include BRE Properties ( BRE), up 11.7%, Post Properties ( PPS), up 6.2%, Home Properties ( HME), up 4.5%, Apartment Investment & Management ( AIV), up 4.7% and UDR ( UDR), up 4.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Sun Life Financial ( SLF) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sun Life Financial is down $0.21 (-0.6%) to $34.33 on average volume. Thus far, 160,993 shares of Sun Life Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 388,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.08-$34.53 after having opened the day at $34.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.54.

Sun Life Financial Inc., an international financial services organization, provides a range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sun Life Financial a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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