5 Stocks Pushing The Banking Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 0.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 1.9%.

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

5. Banco Santander ( SAN) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Banco Santander is down $0.17 (-2.1%) to $7.81 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Banco Santander exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.78-$7.93 after having opened the day at $7.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.98.

Banco Santander-Chile provides commercial and retail banking services to corporate and individual customers in Chile. Banco Santander has a market cap of $79.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Banco Santander a buy, 1 analyst rates 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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4. As of noon trading, HDFC Bank ( HDB) is down $0.78 (-1.9%) to $40.10 on light volume Thus far, 306,793 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 835,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.95-$40.62 after having opened the day at $40.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.88.

HDFC Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail banking, wholesale banking, treasury, and other financial services to individual and business customers in India. HDFC Bank has a market cap of $31.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates HDFC Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HDFC Bank as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full HDFC Bank Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank ( DB) is down $0.65 (-1.3%) to $48.35 on light volume Thus far, 239,811 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.21-$48.92 after having opened the day at $48.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.00.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $44.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is down $0.45 (-1.0%) to $44.05 on light volume Thus far, 7.7 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 34.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.02-$44.48 after having opened the day at $44.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.50.

Citigroup, Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides a range of financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. Citigroup has a market cap of $128.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Citigroup a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citigroup as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Citigroup Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Bank of America Corporation ( BAC) is down $0.15 (-1.2%) to $12.04 on average volume Thus far, 63.5 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 160.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.03-$12.29 after having opened the day at $12.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.19.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services to individual consumers, small-and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $129.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Bank of America Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the banking industry could consider KBW Bank ETF ( KBE) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng ( KRS).

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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