3 Stocks Dragging 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 73 points (-0.4%) at 16,976 as of Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 593 issues advancing vs. 2,443 declining with 112 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 3.8%, HCP ( HCP), down 3.2%, DDR ( DDR), down 3.1%, Ventas ( VTR), down 3.0% and Equity Residential ( EQR), down 2.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Bbva Banco FrancesS.A ( BFR), up 8.5%, CME Group ( CME), up 1.8%, TD Ameritrade ( AMTD), up 1.4%, Charles Schwab ( SCHW), up 1.3% and Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), up 1.1%.

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

3. Deutsche Bank ( DB) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Deutsche Bank is down $0.25 (-0.7%) to $35.00 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.97-$35.16 after having opened the day at $35.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.25.

Deutsche Bank AG provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Its Corporate Banking & Securities division is engaged in selling, trading, and structuring a range of fixed income, equity, equity-linked, foreign exchange, and commodities products. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $48.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 23.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Deutsche Bank Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY) is down $0.19 (-1.6%) to $11.53 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Annaly Capital Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.52-$11.68 after having opened the day at $11.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.72.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. Annaly Capital Management has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 17.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Annaly Capital Management a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Annaly Capital Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Annaly Capital Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.48 (-1.4%) to $33.22 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.15-$33.66 after having opened the day at $33.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.69.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Weyerhaeuser 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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