5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Financial Services Industry

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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 Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Greenhill ( GHL), down 5.0%, Virtus Investment Partners ( VRTS), down 4.8%, WisdomTree Investments ( WETF), down 2.5%, T. Rowe Price Group ( TROW), down 1.6% and E*Trade Financial ( ETFC), down 1.8%.

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

5. Ameriprise Financial ( AMP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ameriprise Financial is down $0.61 (-0.6%) to $105.93 on light volume. Thus far, 252,856 shares of Ameriprise Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.83-$106.05 after having opened the day at $104.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.54.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services in the United States and internationally. Ameriprise Financial has a market cap of $20.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, 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 4 analysts that rate Ameriprise Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ameriprise Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. 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 Ameriprise Financial Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, State Street ( STT) is down $0.94 (-1.4%) to $67.94 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of State Street exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.75-$68.48 after having opened the day at $68.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.88.

State Street Corporation, a financial holding company, provides investment servicing and investment management services to institutional investors worldwide. State Street has a market cap of $30.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate State Street a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates State Street as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full State Street Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Discover Financial Services ( DFS) is down $0.67 (-1.2%) to $54.62 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Discover Financial Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.45-$55.08 after having opened the day at $54.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.29.

Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, provides direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $25.4 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 down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discover Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins 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 Discover Financial Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is down $0.21 (-0.8%) to $24.99 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.62-$25.19 after having opened the day at $24.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.20.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, money management, and financial advisory services to individuals and institutional clients. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Institutional Services. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $32.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Charles Schwab a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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 Charles Schwab Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is down $0.41 (-0.6%) to $70.46 on light volume. Thus far, 722,370 shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.01-$70.92 after having opened the day at $70.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.87.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $40.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Capital One Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Capital One Financial Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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