Invesco Ltd. (IVZ): Today's Featured Financial Services Loser

The financial services industry closed the day up 0.4%. PowerShares DB Agriculture Double Short ETN ( AGA), Security National Financial Corporation ( SNFCA), Consumer Portfolio Services Inc ( CPSS), and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc ( WDR) were all decliners today within the financial services industry with Invesco ( IVZ) being today's featured financial services loser. Invesco fell 17 cents (-1%) to $16.94 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.9 million shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individuals, typically high net worth individuals. It also manages accounts for institutions. The firm offers investment management, asset management, and fund management services to its clients. Invesco has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the financial sector.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Ampal-American Israel Corporation ( AMPL), SGOCO Group ( SGOC), Epoch Holding Corporation ( EPHC), and SWS Group Inc ( SWS) were all gainers within the financial services industry with Goldman Sachs Group Inc ( GS) being today's featured financial services industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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