3 Stocks Pushing The Financial Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.2%) at 14,513 as of Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,578 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include BB&T ( BBT), down 2.6%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 1.6% and ING Groep N.V ( ING), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Morgan Stanley ( MS), up 2.7%, Credit Suisse Group ( CS), up 1.4%, UBS ( UBS), up 1.5%, Capital One Financial ( COF), up 1.2% and Goldman Sachs Group ( GS), up 0.8%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is down $0.10 (-1.6%) to $6.00 on light volume Thus far, 340,192 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.97-$6.02 after having opened the day at $6.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.10.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financial services to individual and corporate customers in Japan and internationally. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a market cap of $85.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report now.

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