5 Stocks Dragging The Financial Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 42 points (-0.3%) at 15,487 as of Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 930 issues advancing vs. 1,976 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Charles Schwab ( SCHW), down 2.6%, UBS ( UBS), down 1.6%, Goldman Sachs Group ( GS), down 1.0%, Manulife Financial Corporation ( MFC), down 0.9% and Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD), down 0.5%.

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

5. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is down $0.41 (-1.5%) to $27.64 on light volume. Thus far, 400,817 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.62-$28.07 after having opened the day at $28.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.05.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 64.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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