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 17 points (0.1%) at 13,052 as of Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,459 issues advancing vs. 1,413 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 1.6%, American International Group ( AIG), down 1.6%, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD), down 1.5%, Discover Financial Services ( DFS), down 1.2% and Banco Santander Chile ( BSAC), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Epoch Holding Corporation ( EPHC), up 26.5%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 3.3%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 2.7%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 2.3% and Orix Corporation ( IX), up 2.1%.

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

5. Chubb ( CB) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Chubb is down $0.73 (-0.9%) to $77.45 on light volume Thus far, 398,354 shares of Chubb exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.40-$78.43 after having opened the day at $78.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.18.

The Chubb Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals. It offers personal insurance products, such as automobile, homeowners, and other personal coverage products, as well as supplemental accident and health insurance products. Chubb has a market cap of $20.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chubb a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chubb as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Chubb Ratings Report now.

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