Editor's Note: 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. Bank of New York Mellon ( BK) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Bank of New York Mellon fell 38 cents (-1.4%) to $27.86 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4.7 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $27.82-$28.26 after having opened the day at $28.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.24. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Jacksonville Bancorp Inc (FL ( JAXB), down 24.2%, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), down 15.3%, Life Partners Holdings ( LPHI), down 11.1%, and Forestar Group ( FOR), down 10.3%.
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