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 37 points (0.2%) at 16,943 as of Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,468 issues advancing vs. 1,471 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Credicorp ( BAP), down 2.0%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), down 1.7%, TD Ameritrade ( AMTD), down 1.6%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 1.4% and HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Bbva Banco FrancesS.A ( BFR), up 6.0%, Zillow ( Z), up 2.9%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 2.1%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 1.9% and KB Financial Group ( KB), up 1.7%.

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

3. Nomura Holdings ( NMR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Nomura Holdings is down $0.10 (-1.4%) to $6.85 on light volume. Thus far, 97,747 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 701,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.83-$6.87 after having opened the day at $6.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.95.

Nomura Holdings, Inc. provides various financial services to individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company operates through three divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. Nomura Holdings has a market cap of $26.5 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nomura Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nomura Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Nomura Holdings Ratings Report now.

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