3 Stocks Underperforming Today 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 30 points (0.2%) at 16,949 as of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,346 issues advancing vs. 1,589 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Bbva Banco FrancesS.A ( BFR), down 6.4%, Orix ( IX), down 2.3%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.7%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.1% and American Tower ( AMT), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Zillow ( Z), up 2.2%, Invesco ( IVZ), up 1.4%, Icahn ( IEP), up 1.3%, Lincoln National ( LNC), up 1.2% and Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.1%.

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 $0.07 (-1.1%) to $6.16 on light volume. Thus far, 41,543 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 408,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.15-$6.19 after having opened the day at $6.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.23.

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 $22.8 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 19.8% 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 sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Nomura Holdings Ratings Report now.

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