RY, TD And CS, Pushing Banking Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 14,565 as of Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,354 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

3. Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada is down $0.69 (-1.1%) to $59.73 on average volume Thus far, 261,507 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 506,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.62-$60.55 after having opened the day at $60.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.42.

Royal Bank of Canada provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor and treasury, and capital markets services worldwide. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $88.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is down $1.01 (-1.2%) to $81.23 on heavy volume Thus far, 368,901 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 449,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.15-$82.41 after having opened the day at $82.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.24.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. The company's Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking segment offers various financial products and services to personal and small business customers. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $76.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group ( CS) is down $0.68 (-2.6%) to $25.72 on average volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.66-$26.18 after having opened the day at $25.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.40.

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. 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 2 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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If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the banking industry could consider KBW Bank ETF ( KBE) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng ( KRS).

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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