5 Stocks Pushing The Financial Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 12,949 as of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,707 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 8.3%, Zions ( ZION), down 3.2%, Public Storage ( PSA), down 2.1%, Capital One Financial ( COF), down 2.0% and KeyCorp ( KEY), down 1.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 3.2%, Icahn ( IEP), up 2.6%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 2.4%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 2.0% and Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 1.2%.

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

5. Simon Property Group ( SPG) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group is down $1.47 (-1.0%) to $150.68 on average volume Thus far, 541,063 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $149.24-$151.66 after having opened the day at $151.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $152.15.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $46.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Simon Property Group Ratings Report now.

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