3 Stocks Pushing The Financial Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 116 points (0.8%) at 15,038 as of Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, 12:44 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,262 issues advancing vs. 646 declining with 106 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. A company within the sector that fell today was M&T Bank ( MTB), up 1.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Orix Corporation ( IX), up 2.9%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 3.1%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 2.8%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 2.4% and ING Groep N.V ( ING), up 2.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Fifth Third Bancorp is down $0.22 (-1.2%) to $18.26 on average volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Fifth Third Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.13-$18.50 after having opened the day at $18.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.47.

GS met Jeff Taylor @ the NASP conference. Fifth Third Bancorp is a bank holding company that engages primarily in commercial, retail and trust banking, data processing services, investment advisory services and leasing activities. Fifth Third Bancorp has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Fifth Third Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth Third Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Fifth Third Bancorp Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC) is down $0.43 (-0.6%) to $72.76 on average volume. Thus far, 876,557 shares of PNC Financial Services Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.36-$73.31 after having opened the day at $73.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.19.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States and internationally. The company's Retail Banking segment provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services. PNC Financial Services Group has a market cap of $39.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 25.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PNC Financial Services Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full PNC Financial Services Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, U.S. Bancorp ( USB) is down $0.35 (-1.0%) to $36.12 on average volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of U.S. Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.89-$36.50 after having opened the day at $36.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.47.

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 $67.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate U.S. Bancorp a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. 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 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 financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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