LYG, UBS And HDB, 3 Banking Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 16,956 as of Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,547 issues advancing vs. 1,406 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 3.3%, Credit Suisse Group ( CS), down 1.2% and Citigroup ( C), down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Wells Fargo ( WFC), up 1.3%.

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

3. Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Lloyds Banking Group is down $0.09 (-1.7%) to $5.27 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Lloyds Banking Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.27-$5.31 after having opened the day at $5.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.36.

Lloyds Banking Group plc provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through four segments: Retail; Commercial Banking; Wealth, Asset Finance, and International; and Insurance. Lloyds Banking Group has a market cap of $96.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Lloyds Banking Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lloyds Banking Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Lloyds Banking Group Ratings Report now.

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