5 Stocks Pushing The Financial Sector Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 66 points (0.4%) at 14,999 as of Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 12:51 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,690 declining with 89 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include HCP ( HCP), down 2.0%, KB Financial Group ( KB), down 2.1%, Simon Property Group ( SPG), down 2.0%, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), down 2.6% and Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 1.8%, SunTrust Banks ( STI), up 1.1%, CME Group ( CME), up 1.0%, Visa ( V), up 1.1% and Travelers Companies ( TRV), up 0.8%.

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

5. Credicorp ( BAP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Credicorp is down $3.24 (-2.5%) to $124.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 307,989 shares of Credicorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 350,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $122.74-$132.96 after having opened the day at $132.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.24.

Credicorp Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides financial services primarily in Peru, the Cayman Islands, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Panama. It operates in four segments: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. Credicorp has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Credicorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credicorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Credicorp Ratings Report now.

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