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. BB&T ( BBT) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, BB&T fell 72 cents (-2.3%) to $30.41 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 7.7 million shares of BB&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of four million shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.35-$31.25 after having opened the day at $31.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.13. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 15%, OptimumBank Holdings ( OPHC), down 9.6%, Institutional Financial Markets ( IFMI), down 8%, and WVS Financial ( WVFC), down 7.5%.
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