3 Stocks Pushing The Financial Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 89 points (-0.5%) at 16,857 as of Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,007 issues advancing vs. 1,935 declining with 173 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Genworth Financial ( GNW), down 2.4%, American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), down 2.1%, TD Ameritrade ( AMTD), down 1.9%, UBS ( UBS), down 1.7% and Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 2.4%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 1.7% and Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 0.6%.

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

3. BlackRock ( BLK) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, BlackRock is down $3.78 (-1.2%) to $310.92 on light volume. Thus far, 170,162 shares of BlackRock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 631,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $309.81-$313.98 after having opened the day at $312.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $314.70.

BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. BlackRock has a market cap of $52.5 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BlackRock 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 expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full BlackRock Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Prudential Financial ( PRU) is down $0.53 (-0.6%) to $89.04 on light volume. Thus far, 648,360 shares of Prudential Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.68-$89.61 after having opened the day at $88.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.57.

Prudential Financial, Inc. provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to individual and institutional customers in the United States and internationally. Prudential Financial has a market cap of $41.1 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Prudential Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prudential Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Prudential Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Capital One Financial ( COF) is down $0.80 (-1.0%) to $80.90 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Capital One Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.85-$81.57 after having opened the day at $81.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.71.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $46.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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 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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