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 10 points (0.1%) at 14,085 as of Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,607 issues advancing vs. 1,243 declining with 160 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 7.0%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 4.2%, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 3.1%, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), down 1.6% and Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Assured Guaranty ( AGO), up 4.9%, Aon plc ( AON), up 1.6%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 1.1% and Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 0.3%.

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

5. Credit Suisse Group ( CS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group is down $0.52 (-1.9%) to $26.85 on light volume Thus far, 665,792 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.81-$26.98 after having opened the day at $26.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.37.

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial services company. The company operates in three segments: Private Banking, Investment Banking, and Asset Management. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $34.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is down $2.10 (-2.5%) to $80.58 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 907,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.51-$83.26 after having opened the day at $82.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.68.

Vornado Realty Trust is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The trust engages in investment, ownership, and management of commercial real estate. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. The trust primarily invests in office, industrial and retail properties. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Bank of New York Mellon ( BK) is down $0.14 (-0.5%) to $27.26 on light volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.13-$27.50 after having opened the day at $27.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.40.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, a financial services company, provides various products and services worldwide. The company offers a range of equity, fixed income, cash, and alternative/overlay products, as well as distributes investment management products. Bank of New York Mellon has a market cap of $31.6 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Bank of New York Mellon a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of New York Mellon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Bank of New York Mellon Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is down $0.29 (-0.6%) to $51.30 on average volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.74-$51.40 after having opened the day at $51.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.59.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA), and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capital One Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Capital One Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is down $0.11 (-0.3%) to $42.05 on light volume Thus far, 8.9 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 34.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.75-$42.37 after having opened the day at $42.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.16.

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 $121.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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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