5 Banking Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 0 points (0.0%) at 15,915 as of Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,252 issues advancing vs. 1,627 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.6%, and Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 3.4%, Bank of America Corporation ( BAC), up 0.9% and JPMorgan Chase ( JPM), up 0.8%.

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

5. Bank of Montreal ( BMO) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Bank of Montreal is down $0.53 (-0.8%) to $65.40 on heavy volume. Thus far, 290,308 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 313,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.31-$65.80 after having opened the day at $65.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.93.

Bank of Montreal, together with its subsidiaries, provides various retail banking, wealth management, and investment banking products and services in North America and internationally. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $44.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Bank of Montreal a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Montreal as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Bank of Montreal Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG) is down $0.07 (-1.4%) to $5.05 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Lloyds Banking Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.03-$5.08 after having opened the day at $5.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.12.

Lloyds Banking Group plc provides banking and financial services to personal, commercial, and corporate customers in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates in four divisions: Retail; Commercial Banking; Wealth, Asset Finance, and International; and Insurance. Lloyds Banking Group has a market cap of $91.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 60.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Lloyds Banking Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lloyds Banking Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Lloyds Banking Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is down $0.67 (-1.0%) to $64.54 on average volume. Thus far, 303,465 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 431,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.88-$64.86 after having opened the day at $64.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.21.

Royal Bank of Canada, a diversified financial service company, provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, corporate and investment banking, and transaction processing services worldwide. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $95.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank ( DB) is down $0.37 (-0.8%) to $46.63 on average volume. Thus far, 381,153 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 871,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.02-$46.81 after having opened the day at $46.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.00.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $48.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 144.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is down $0.28 (-0.5%) to $51.85 on average volume. Thus far, 17.0 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.05-$51.86 after having opened the day at $51.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.13.

Citigroup, Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides a range of financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. Citigroup has a market cap of $159.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Citigroup a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citigroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Citigroup Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the banking industry could consider KBW Bank ETF ( KBE) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng ( KRS).

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