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5 Stocks Dragging In The Financial Sector

Stock quotes in this article: PLD, VTR, HCN, AFL, SPG#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.

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,165 as of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,090 issues advancing vs. 1,843 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 3.7%, First Niagara Financial Group ( FNFG), down 3.6%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 3.2%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 3.0% and HCP ( HCP), down 2.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Corpbanca ( BCA), up 4.5%, Aegon ( AEG), up 2.5%, Manulife Financial Corporation ( MFC), up 1.1%, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD), up 0.9% and SunTrust Banks ( STI), up 0.9%.

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

5. Prologis ( PLD) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Prologis is down $0.57 (-1.5%) to $36.59 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.19-$37.08 after having opened the day at $36.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.16.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $18.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Prologis Ratings Report now.

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