5 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 52 points (0.4%) at 12,867 as of Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 11:54 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,426 issues advancing vs. 1,481 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 7.3%, LPL Financial Holdings ( LPLA), down 5.0%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 5.1% and American International Group ( AIG), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 3.0%, Banco Santander ( SAN), up 3.0%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 1.5%, Ameriprise Financial ( AMP), up 1.4% and T. Rowe Price Group ( TROW), up 1.4%.

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

5. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is down $0.62 (-0.8%) to $77.90 on light volume Thus far, 47,125 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 129,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.79-$78.15 after having opened the day at $77.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.52.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce provides various financial products and services to individual, small business, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a market cap of $31.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, Banco Santander Chile ( BSAC) is down $0.32 (-1.2%) to $26.49 on light volume Thus far, 88,400 shares of Banco Santander Chile exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 449,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.42-$26.67 after having opened the day at $26.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.81.

Banco Santander-Chile provides commercial and retail banking services to corporate and individual customers in Chile. Banco Santander Chile has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Banco Santander Chile a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Banco Santander Chile as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 Chile Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Manulife Financial Corporation ( MFC) is down $0.10 (-0.8%) to $12.19 on light volume Thus far, 464,737 shares of Manulife Financial Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.10-$12.26 after having opened the day at $12.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.29.

Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial protection and wealth management products and services to individuals and group customers primarily in Asia, Canada, and the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of -40.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Manulife Financial Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Manulife Financial Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Manulife Financial Corporation Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC) is down $0.37 (-0.7%) to $55.94 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of PNC Financial Services Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.72-$56.33 after having opened the day at $55.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.31.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States and internationally. The company's Retail Banking segment provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services. PNC Financial Services Group has a market cap of $29.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PNC Financial Services Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full PNC Financial Services Group Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $1.24 (-4.1%) to $29.19 on heavy volume Thus far, 10.9 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.11-$30.10 after having opened the day at $29.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.43.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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