5 Stocks Pushing The Financial Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.2%) at 12,795 as of Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,283 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 12.3%, Chubb ( CB), down 1.1%, Vornado Realty ( VNO), down 1.2%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.0% and American Tower ( AMT), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Chimera Investment Corporation ( CIM), up 7.1%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 3.7%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 2.6%, BanColombia ( CIB), up 2.2% and Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 1.9%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab is down $0.16 (-1.2%) to $12.90 on light volume Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.88-$13.11 after having opened the day at $13.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.06.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, and related financial services to individuals and institutional clients. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Charles Schwab a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Charles Schwab Ratings Report now.

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