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 97 points (0.6%) at 17,481 as of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,800 issues advancing vs. 1,144 declining with 202 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 3.0%, Orix ( IX), down 2.5%, Capital One Financial ( COF), down 1.2%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 1.1% and AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), up 6.3%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 3.7%, Visa ( V), up 2.5%, MasterCard ( MA), up 2.2% and Sun Life Financial ( SLF), up 2.2%.

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 $0.06 (-0.9%) to $6.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 503,573 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 377,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.33-$6.41 after having opened the day at $6.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.42.

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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 $23.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nomura Holdings a buy, no analysts rate 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, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Nomura Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX) is down $0.46 (-3.6%) to $12.17 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.12-$12.71 after having opened the day at $12.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.63.

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Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. provides various banking services in Mexico. The company's deposit products include current accounts, savings accounts, and time deposits, as well as certificates of interbank deposit. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV 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 premium valuation. Get the full Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG) is down $2.31 (-1.2%) to $189.64 on average volume. Thus far, 271,534 shares of Affiliated Managers Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 413,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $188.52-$193.76 after having opened the day at $193.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $191.95.

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Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., through its affiliates, operates as an asset management company providing investment management services to mutual funds, institutional clients, and high net worth individuals in the United States. It provides advisory or subadvisory services to mutual funds. Affiliated Managers Group has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Affiliated Managers Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Affiliated Managers Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Affiliated Managers Group 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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