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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