5 Stocks Dragging The Financial Services Industry Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 15,006 as of Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,611 issues advancing vs. 1,325 declining with 103 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Credit Acceptance Corporation ( CACC), down 3.2%, Blackstone Group ( BX), down 1.2%, NYSE Euronext ( NYX), down 1.1% and Principal Financial Group ( PFG), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Orix Corporation ( IX), up 3.1%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 1.8% and Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG), up 1.2%.

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

5. Western Union Company ( WU) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Western Union Company is down $0.15 (-0.9%) to $16.97 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.95-$17.18 after having opened the day at $17.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.12.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, 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 somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, IntercontinentalExchange ( ICE) is down $2.74 (-1.5%) to $175.28 on light volume. Thus far, 213,113 shares of IntercontinentalExchange exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 698,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $175.28-$178.85 after having opened the day at $177.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $178.02.

IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. operates regulated global markets and clearing houses primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil. IntercontinentalExchange has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 43.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate IntercontinentalExchange a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates IntercontinentalExchange as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full IntercontinentalExchange Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Invesco ( IVZ) is down $0.18 (-0.6%) to $31.57 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.51-$31.96 after having opened the day at $31.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.75.

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 $14.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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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2. As of noon trading, CME Group ( CME) is down $0.56 (-0.7%) to $75.95 on average volume. Thus far, 950,494 shares of CME Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.95-$76.35 after having opened the day at $75.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.51.

CME Group Inc. operates the CME, CBOT, NYMEX COMEX, and KCBT futures exchanges worldwide. It operates CBOT exchange, a marketplace for trading agricultural and the U.S. CME Group has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 49.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate CME Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CME Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CME Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Discover Financial Services ( DFS) is down $0.48 (-1.0%) to $48.10 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Discover Financial Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.06-$49.05 after having opened the day at $48.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.58.

Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, provides direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discover Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, 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 Discover Financial Services 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 services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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