Invesco Ltd. (IVZ): Today's Featured Financial Services Laggard

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Invesco ( IVZ) pushed the Financial Services industry lower today making it today's featured Financial Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Invesco fell $0.69 (-2.1%) to $31.77 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,043,864 shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,290,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.73-$32.45 after having opened the day at $32.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.46. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that declined today were: Paulson Capital ( PLCC), down 9.2%, Atlanticus Holdings ( ATLC), down 8.4%, GAMCO Investors ( GBL), down 6.9% and VelocityShares Emerging Asia DR ETF ( ASDR), down 6.6%.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. It primarily provides its services to institutional clients including major public entities, corporations, unions, non-profit organizations, endowments, foundations, pension funds, and financial institutions. Invesco has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Invesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Invesco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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