Ocwen Financial Corporation (OCN): Today's Featured Financial Laggard

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Ocwen Financial Corporation ( OCN) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Ocwen Financial Corporation fell $1.03 (-2.7%) to $37.44 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4,911,089 shares of Ocwen Financial Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,012,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $37.31-$39.19 after having opened the day at $39.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.47. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Cash Store Financial Services ( CSFS), down 23.8%, VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN ( DGAZ), down 8.6%, United Insurance Holdings ( UIHC), down 7.6% and Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3X Shares ( RUSL), down 6.8%.

Ocwen Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the servicing and origination of mortgage loans in the United States and internationally. Ocwen Financial Corporation has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 30.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Ocwen Financial Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ocwen Financial Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, China Commercial Credit ( CCCR), up 32.3%, Donegal Group ( DGICB), up 12.5%, iPath Global Carbon ETN ( GRN), up 11.6% and LiqTech International ( LIQT), up 10.1% , were all gainers within the financial sector with Hartford Financial Services Group ( HIG) being today's featured financial sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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