4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Banking Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 14,544 as of Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,423 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 125 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.41 versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Banco De Chile ( BCH), down 1.66, and U.S. Bancorp ( USB), down 0.37. Top gainers within the industry include Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 3.8%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 2.6%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 2.3% and KB Financial Group ( KB), up 2.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is down $0.12 (-1.7%) to $6.54 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.50-$6.62 after having opened the day at $6.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.65.

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 $93.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, 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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3. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is down $0.35 (-0.6%) to $59.49 on average volume Thus far, 403,109 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 560,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.07-$59.93 after having opened the day at $59.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.84.

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 $86.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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, SunTrust Banks ( STI) is down $0.34 (-1.2%) to $27.97 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of SunTrust Banks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.76-$28.29 after having opened the day at $28.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.31.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. SunTrust Banks has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates SunTrust Banks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full SunTrust Banks Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB) is down $0.20 (-1.2%) to $16.20 on light volume Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Fifth Third Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.11-$16.34 after having opened the day at $16.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.40.

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third Bancorp has a market cap of $13.9 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 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth Third Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fifth Third Bancorp 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 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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