5 Stocks Dragging The Financial Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 91 points (-0.6%) at 15,838 as of Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 929 issues advancing vs. 2,026 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Corpbanca ( BCA), down 14.2%, UMB Financial Corporation ( UMBF), down 4.8%, Digital Realty ( DLR), down 4.2%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 2.2% and Banco Santander Chile ( BSAC), down 2.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 2.6%, KB Financial Group ( KB), up 2.5% and SLM ( SLM), up 1.9%.

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

5. Lincoln National Corp (Radnor ( LNC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Lincoln National Corp (Radnor is down $0.45 (-0.9%) to $47.37 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Lincoln National Corp (Radnor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.51-$47.42 after having opened the day at $47.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.82.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company operates in Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection segments. Lincoln National Corp (Radnor has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Lincoln National Corp (Radnor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lincoln National Corp (Radnor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Lincoln National Corp (Radnor Ratings Report now.

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