3 Stocks Dragging In The Financial Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 28 points (0.2%) at 16,953 as of Monday, June 9, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,914 issues advancing vs. 1,041 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Realty Income ( O), down 1.7%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.5%, AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 1.4%, Equity Residential ( EQR), down 1.4% and Ventas ( VTR), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Comerica ( CMA), up 3.2%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 2.5%, KeyCorp ( KEY), up 2.4%, SunTrust Banks ( STI), up 2.3% and Regions Financial ( RF), up 2.1%.

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

3. Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Berkshire Hathaway is down $1,108.06 (-0.6%) to $191,786.94 on average volume. Thus far, 133 shares of Berkshire Hathaway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $191,693.76-$192,878.76 after having opened the day at $192,800.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $192,895.00.

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. Through its subsidiaries, the firm primarily engages in the insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks business. Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1889 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska. Berkshire Hathaway has a market cap of $164.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Berkshire Hathaway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Berkshire Hathaway Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vornado Realty ( VNO) is down $1.16 (-1.1%) to $106.78 on average volume. Thus far, 321,127 shares of Vornado Realty exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 832,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.73-$108.33 after having opened the day at $107.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.94.

Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $20.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 21.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Boston Properties ( BXP) is down $1.82 (-1.5%) to $120.08 on light volume. Thus far, 257,365 shares of Boston Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 753,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.94-$122.40 after having opened the day at $121.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.90.

Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. Boston Properties has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 21.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Boston Properties 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 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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