5 Stocks Pushing The Financial Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 16,096 as of Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,434 issues advancing vs. 1,496 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Orix Corporation ( IX), up 2.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 2.6%, Virtus Investment Partners ( VRTS), up 2.5%, Blackstone Group ( BX), up 1.8%, KKR ( KKR), up 1.4% and Capital One Financial ( COF), up 1.1%.

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

5. Nomura Holdings ( NMR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nomura Holdings is down $0.10 (-1.2%) to $8.06 on light volume. Thus far, 91,005 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 446,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.03-$8.08 after having opened the day at $8.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.16.

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 $30.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 90.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. 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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4. As of noon trading, DFC Global ( DLLR) is down $1.13 (-9.2%) to $11.22 on heavy volume. Thus far, 817,029 shares of DFC Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 527,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.13-$12.46 after having opened the day at $12.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.35.

DFC Global Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides retail financial services to unbanked and under-banked consumers, and small businesses. DFC Global has a market cap of $510.6 million and is part of the financial sector. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate DFC Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DFC Global as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full DFC Global Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is down $0.09 (-0.5%) to $16.75 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.72-$16.85 after having opened the day at $16.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.84.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CME Group ( CME) is down $0.68 (-0.8%) to $83.17 on light volume. Thus far, 418,141 shares of CME Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.75-$84.00 after having opened the day at $83.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.85.

CME Group Inc. operates the CME, CBOT, NYMEX COMEX, and KCBT futures exchanges worldwide. It operates CBOT exchange, a marketplace for trading agricultural and the U.S. CME Group has a market cap of $28.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 65.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate CME Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CME Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 CME Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, IntercontinentalExchange Group ( ICE) is down $1.27 (-0.6%) to $216.14 on light volume. Thus far, 153,383 shares of IntercontinentalExchange Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 713,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $215.60-$217.94 after having opened the day at $217.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $217.41.

Intercontinentalexchange Group, Inc. operates as a holding company which through its subsidiaries operates stock exchanges and commodity markets. It operates New York Stock Exchange. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Intercontinentalexchange Group, Inc. IntercontinentalExchange Group has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 59.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate IntercontinentalExchange Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates IntercontinentalExchange Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. 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 IntercontinentalExchange Group 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 services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).
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