5 Stocks Pulling The Banking Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 155 points (-1.0%) at 15,255 as of Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 466 issues advancing vs. 2,548 declining with 68 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.55 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.89.

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

5. Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Lloyds Banking Group is down $0.02 (-0.5%) to $3.70 on light volume Thus far, 815,430 shares of Lloyds Banking Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.67-$3.70 after having opened the day at $3.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.72.

Lloyds Banking Group plc provides banking and financial services to personal, commercial, and corporate customers in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates in four divisions: Retail; Commercial Banking; Wealth, Asset Finance, and International; and Insurance. Lloyds Banking Group has a market cap of $65.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Lloyds Banking Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lloyds Banking Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Lloyds Banking Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU) is down $0.12 (-1.9%) to $5.94 on average volume Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.89-$5.97 after having opened the day at $5.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.05.

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 $86.2 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 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Bank of Montreal ( BMO) is down $1.18 (-1.9%) to $60.03 on heavy volume Thus far, 581,482 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 499,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.58-$60.57 after having opened the day at $60.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.21.

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 $39.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Bank of Montreal a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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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2. As of noon trading, UBS ( UBS) is down $0.15 (-0.8%) to $17.67 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.64-$17.81 after having opened the day at $17.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.82.

UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides wealth management, asset management, and investment banking products and services worldwide. Its Wealth Management division provides financial services to high net worth individuals worldwide. UBS has a market cap of $67.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full UBS Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, U.S. Bancorp ( USB) is down $0.20 (-0.6%) to $35.34 on light volume Thus far, 3.6 million shares of U.S. Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.17-$35.48 after having opened the day at $35.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.54.

U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides a range of financial services in the United States. Its services include lending and depository services, cash management, capital market, and trust and investment management services. U.S. Bancorp has a market cap of $65.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate U.S. Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates U.S. Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full U.S. 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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