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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 48 points (-0.3%) at 16,332 as of Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 1:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,955 issues advancing vs. 1,088 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Charles Schwab

(

SCHW

), down 1.4%,

Principal Financial Group

(

PFG

), down 1.1%,

T. Rowe Price Group

(

TROW

), down 0.8% and

BlackRock

(

BLK

), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include

New Residential Investment

(

NRZ

), up 100.2%,

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

), up 4.5%,

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The

(

RBS

), up 2.5%,

HDFC Bank

(

HDB

), up 1.7% and

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 2.1%.

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

3.

Shinhan Financial Group

(

SHG

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Shinhan Financial Group is down $0.46 (-1.0%) to $44.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 141,815 shares of Shinhan Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 48,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.23-$44.82 after having opened the day at $13.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.72.

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Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. provides various financial products and services to corporations, institutional investors, governments, and individuals in South Korea and internationally. Shinhan Financial Group has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Shinhan Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Shinhan Financial Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full

Shinhan Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Aon

(

AON

) is down $0.74 (-0.9%) to $80.23 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Aon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.12-$81.33 after having opened the day at $80.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.97.

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Aon plc provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide. Aon has a market cap of $23.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Aon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Aon

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Aon Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Prudential Financial

(

PRU

) is down $0.51 (-0.6%) to $80.55 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Prudential Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.92-$80.97 after having opened the day at $80.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.06.

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Prudential Financial, Inc. provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to individual and institutional customers in the United States and internationally. Prudential Financial has a market cap of $36.1 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Prudential Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Prudential Financial

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Prudential Financial 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 financial sector could consider

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).

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