5 Stocks Pushing The Financial Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.1%) at 15,256 as of Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,353 issues advancing vs. 1,578 declining with 107 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), down 1.95, American Tower ( AMT), down 1.89, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.63, HCP ( HCP), down 1.66 and Public Storage ( PSA), down 1.26. Top gainers within the sector include Icahn ( IEP), up 4.2%, PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC), up 2.0%, Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.8%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 1.9% and Orix Corporation ( IX), up 1.9%.

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

5. Invesco ( IVZ) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Invesco is down $0.37 (-1.1%) to $34.07 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.90-$34.60 after having opened the day at $34.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.44.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individuals, typically high net worth individuals. It also manages accounts for institutions. The firm manages separate client focused equity, fixed income, balanced portfolios. Invesco has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Invesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Invesco Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is down $0.71 (-1.8%) to $38.32 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.32-$39.20 after having opened the day at $39.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.03.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. 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 Prologis Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Health Care REIT ( HCN) is down $0.81 (-1.2%) to $67.48 on average volume Thus far, 858,375 shares of Health Care REIT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.48-$68.44 after having opened the day at $68.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.29.

Health Care REIT, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 93.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Health Care REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Health Care REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Health Care REIT Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $0.42 (-1.6%) to $25.14 on heavy volume Thus far, 6.6 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.07-$25.73 after having opened the day at $25.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.56.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is down $1.75 (-1.1%) to $165.51 on light volume Thus far, 300,535 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $165.50-$167.86 after having opened the day at $167.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $167.26.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $51.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Simon Property Group 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 financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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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