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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