3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Banking Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 37 points (0.2%) at 16,217 as of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,992 issues advancing vs. 910 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 0.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The is down $0.26 (-2.2%) to $11.79 on light volume. Thus far, 225,715 shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 878,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.79-$11.96 after having opened the day at $11.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.05.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The has a market cap of $37.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group ( CS) is down $0.92 (-2.9%) to $30.69 on average volume. Thus far, 579,687 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 803,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.63-$30.98 after having opened the day at $30.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.61.

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $50.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. 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 Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) is down $0.42 (-0.6%) to $65.17 on light volume. Thus far, 161,605 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 545,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.14-$65.89 after having opened the day at $65.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.59.

Royal Bank of Canada, a diversified financial service company, provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor, and capital markets products and services worldwide. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $94.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Royal Bank Of Canada 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 banking industry could consider KBW Bank ETF ( KBE) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng ( KRS).

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