5 Stocks Dragging In The Financial Sector

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,060 as of Friday, May 10, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,550 issues advancing vs. 1,371 declining with 121 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 3.00, Aegon ( AEG), down 2.43, Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 1.83, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 1.81 and Orix Corporation ( IX), down 1.64. Top gainers within the sector include Charles Schwab ( SCHW), up 3.3%, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD), up 3.0%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 1.9%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 1.7% and Credit Suisse Group ( CS), up 1.0%.

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

5. Bank of Montreal ( BMO) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Bank of Montreal is down $0.52 (-0.8%) to $61.76 on average volume Thus far, 196,635 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 470,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.62-$62.20 after having opened the day at $62.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.28.

Bank of Montreal, together with its subsidiaries, provides various retail banking, wealth management, and investment banking products and services in North America and internationally. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $41.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Montreal as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Bank of Montreal Ratings Report now.

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