4 Stocks Pulling The Financial Sector Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Visa ( V), down 1.1%, and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Manulife Financial Corporation ( MFC), up 3.3%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 2.9%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 2.4%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 2.4% and Banco Santander ( SAN), up 2.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. Nomura Holdings ( NMR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Nomura Holdings is down $0.07 (-0.9%) to $7.90 on light volume. Thus far, 434,444 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.89-$7.97 after having opened the day at $7.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.97.

Nomura Holdings, Inc. provides various financial services to individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company operates through three divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. Nomura Holdings has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 35.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nomura Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nomura Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Nomura Holdings Ratings Report now.

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