EV, LRY, WSH, UDR And AIG, Pushing Financial Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,093 as of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,560 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include W. P. Carey ( WPC), down 2.4%, Corpbanca ( BCA), down 2.3%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 2.2%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 2.1% and Ventas ( VTR), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Macro Bank ( BMA), up 6.2%, Bbva Banco FrancesS.A ( BFR), up 6.0%, Zillow ( Z), up 4.6%, Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), up 2.5% and CBRE Group ( CBG), up 1.9%.

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

5. Eaton Vance Corporation ( EV) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Eaton Vance Corporation is down $1.37 (-3.1%) to $42.07 on average volume. Thus far, 320,995 shares of Eaton Vance Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 593,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.96-$43.62 after having opened the day at $43.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.44.

Eaton Vance Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States. It also provides investment management and counseling services to institutions and individuals. Eaton Vance Corporation has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 37.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Eaton Vance Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eaton Vance Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. 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 Eaton Vance Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Liberty Property ( LRY) is down $0.57 (-1.7%) to $32.17 on average volume. Thus far, 381,963 shares of Liberty Property exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 876,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.17-$32.84 after having opened the day at $32.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.74.

Liberty Property Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment holding trust. Through its subsidiary, it provides leasing, property management, development, acquisition, and other tenant-related services for a portfolio of industrial and office properties. Liberty Property has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Liberty Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. 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 Liberty Property Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Willis Group Holdings ( WSH) is down $0.55 (-1.2%) to $44.41 on light volume. Thus far, 199,490 shares of Willis Group Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 710,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.40-$45.02 after having opened the day at $44.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.96.

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides a range of insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. Willis Group Holdings has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 34.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Willis Group Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Willis Group Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Willis Group Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, UDR ( UDR) is down $0.40 (-1.7%) to $23.14 on light volume. Thus far, 304,866 shares of UDR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.14-$23.60 after having opened the day at $23.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.54.

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. UDR has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 1.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate UDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UDR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full UDR Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American International Group ( AIG) is down $0.31 (-0.6%) to $49.49 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of American International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.38-$50.05 after having opened the day at $50.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.80.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for the commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments: AIG Property Casualty, and AIG Life and Retirement. American International Group has a market cap of $73.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 40.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate American International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American International Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase 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 American International 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 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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