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3 Stocks Dragging In The Insurance Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 56 points (-0.3%) at 15,939 as of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,598 issues advancing vs. 1,323 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Insurance industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Travelers Companies ( TRV), up 1.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Willis Group Holdings ( WSH) is one of the companies pushing the Insurance industry lower today. As of noon trading, Willis Group Holdings is down $1.41 (-3.2%) to $42.14 on heavy volume. Thus far, 483,724 shares of Willis Group Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 548,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.61-$42.71 after having opened the day at $41.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.55.

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides a range of insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. Willis Group Holdings has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Willis Group Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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