3 Stocks Pushing The Financial Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 146 points (1.1%) at 13,259 as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,070 issues advancing vs. 801 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 3.0%, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 1.9%, Banco De Chile ( BCH), down 1.3% and General Growth Properties ( GGP), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include AmTrust Financial Services ( AFSI), up 12.7%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 4.0%, Discover Financial Services ( DFS), up 3.1%, Credit Suisse Group ( CS), up 3.0% and UBS ( UBS), up 2.8%.

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

3. Banco Santander ( SAN) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Banco Santander is down $0.04 (-0.6%) to $7.30 on light volume Thus far, 680,739 shares of Banco Santander exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.27-$7.32 after having opened the day at $7.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.35.

Banco Santander-Chile provides commercial and retail banking services to corporate and individual customers in Chile. Banco Santander has a market cap of $75.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 0.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Banco Santander a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Banco Santander as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, premium valuation and deteriorating net income. Get the full Banco Santander Ratings Report now.

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