3 Stocks Pulling The Financial Sector Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,311 as of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 2.1%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.7%, Boston Properties ( BXP), down 1.4%, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 1.0% and Visa ( V), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include CME Group ( CME), up 2.1%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 2.0%, Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB), up 1.4%, Capital One Financial ( COF), up 1.4% and Bank of New York Mellon ( BK), up 1.2%.

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

3. Nomura Holdings ( NMR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Nomura Holdings is down $0.08 (-1.0%) to $7.87 on light volume. Thus far, 134,922 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 581,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.76-$7.94 after having opened the day at $7.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.95.

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 $29.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 34.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nomura Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that revenues have generally been declining. Get the full Nomura Holdings Ratings Report now.

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