ProLogis Inc

(

PLD

) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial loser. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, ProLogis Inc fell 53 cents (-2%) to $25.68 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.3 million shares of ProLogis Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.60-$26.30 after having opened the day at $26.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.21. Other company's within the Financial sector that declined today were:

Merriman Holdings Inc

(

MERR

), down 33.3%,

CNinsure Inc

(

CISG

), down 22.9%,

Income Opportunity Realty Investors

(

IOT

), down 17.6%, and

Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc

(

AFFM

), down 14.7%.

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 Inc has a market cap of $12.62 billion and is part of the

real estate

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 72.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates ProLogis as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Princeton National Bancorp Inc

(

PNBC

), up 35.4%,

Pathfinder Bancorp Inc

(

PBHC

), up 14.5%,

United Security

(

UBFO

), up 12.2%, and

Northern States Financial

(

NSFC

), up 9.1%, were all gainers within the financial sector with

Public Storage

(

PSA

) being today's featured financial sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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