CMA, BBT And RF, 3 Financial Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 84 points (0.5%) at 17,140 as of Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,536 issues advancing vs. 1,417 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Blackstone Group ( BX), down 2.1%, Brookfield Asset Management ( BAM), down 1.2%, Bank of Montreal ( BMO), down 0.8%, Morgan Stanley ( MS), down 0.7% and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Green Dot ( GDOT), up 18.6%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 6.0%, KB Financial Group ( KB), up 1.9%, Fidelity National Financial ( FNF), up 1.9% and Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), up 1.6%.

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

3. Comerica ( CMA) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Comerica is down $0.56 (-1.1%) to $50.18 on average volume. Thus far, 498,572 shares of Comerica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.18-$50.95 after having opened the day at $50.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.74.

Comerica Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides financial products and services. The company operates in three segments: Business Bank, Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Comerica a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comerica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Comerica Ratings Report now.

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