5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Financial Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 54 points (-0.3%) at 16,409 as of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,713 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Credicorp ( BAP), down 1.8%, Banco Santander Chile ( BSAC), down 1.6%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.6%, Western Union Company ( WU), down 1.4% and American Express ( AXP), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the sector include eHealth ( EHTH), up 18.0%, Commerce ( CBSH), up 2.3%, SunTrust Banks ( STI), up 1.5%, Aon plc ( AON), up 1.4% and Genworth Financial ( GNW), up 1.3%.

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

5. Icahn ( IEP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Icahn is down $1.40 (-1.2%) to $115.86 on light volume. Thus far, 48,222 shares of Icahn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 412,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.64-$117.99 after having opened the day at $117.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.26.

Icahn Enterprises L.P. engages in the investment, automotive, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States and internationally. Its Investment segment provides investment advisory, and administrative and back office services. Icahn has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the conglomerates industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Icahn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Icahn as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. 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 Icahn Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG) is down $1.62 (-1.7%) to $91.44 on average volume. Thus far, 257,829 shares of SL Green Realty Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 660,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.31-$93.18 after having opened the day at $93.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.05.

SL Green Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the property management, acquisitions, financing, development, construction, and leasing. It also provides tenant services to its clients. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. SL Green Realty Corporation has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 186.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SL Green Realty Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SL Green Realty Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full SL Green Realty Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is down $0.80 (-0.9%) to $89.10 on light volume. Thus far, 195,893 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 758,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.63-$90.01 after having opened the day at $89.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.89.

Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $16.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 79.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Prologis ( PLD) is down $0.66 (-1.8%) to $37.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.98-$37.74 after having opened the day at $37.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.68.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 2.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its growth in net income. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Prologis Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is down $1.34 (-0.9%) to $153.01 on light volume. Thus far, 495,457 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $152.81-$154.83 after having opened the day at $154.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $154.35.

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $48.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Simon Property 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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