3 Stocks Pushing The Financial Services Industry Downward - TheStreet

Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 28 points (0.2%) at 17,783 as of Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,543 issues advancing vs. 1,349 declining with 225 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Credit Acceptance

(

CACC

), down 5.5%,

Orix

(

IX

), down 4.2%,

Total System Services

(

TSS

), down 2.3%,

CIT Group

(

CIT

), down 2.1% and

Springleaf Holdings

(

LEAF

), down 1.9%.

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

3.

Morgan Stanley

(

MS

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Morgan Stanley is down $0.19 (-0.6%) to $33.35 on average volume. Thus far, 5.1 million shares of Morgan Stanley exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.06-$33.57 after having opened the day at $33.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.54.

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Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $63.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Morgan Stanley a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Morgan Stanley

as a

buy

. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Morgan Stanley Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Goldman Sachs Group

(

GS

) is down $1.06 (-0.6%) to $188.83 on light volume. Thus far, 993,971 shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $188.18-$190.09 after having opened the day at $190.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $189.89.

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $80.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Goldman Sachs Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Goldman Sachs Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Visa

(

V

) is down $0.46 (-0.6%) to $78.05 on average volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.83-$78.81 after having opened the day at $78.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.51.

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Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $151.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Visa

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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

Visa Ratings Report

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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 services industry could consider

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).