3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Banking Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 17,628 as of Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,137 issues advancing vs. 1,826 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Banking industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 1.1%.

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

3. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU) is one of the companies pushing the Banking industry lower today. As of noon trading, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is down $0.12 (-2.1%) to $5.69 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.68-$5.72 after having opened the day at $5.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.81.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a market cap of $78.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, HDFC Bank ( HDB) is down $0.65 (-1.2%) to $51.51 on light volume. Thus far, 186,396 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 729,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.34-$52.00 after having opened the day at $51.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.16.

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HDFC Bank Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in India, as well as in Bahrain and Hong Kong. The company operates in four segments: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Treasury, and Other Banking Operations. HDFC Bank has a market cap of $41.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 51.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate HDFC Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HDFC Bank as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full HDFC Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, UBS ( UBS) is down $0.14 (-0.8%) to $17.40 on light volume. Thus far, 366,039 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.31-$17.44 after having opened the day at $17.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.54.

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UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides retail, wealth management, corporate and institutional banking, asset management, and investment banking products and services worldwide. The company's Wealth Management division provides financial services to high net worth individuals. UBS has a market cap of $67.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full UBS 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 banking industry could consider KBW Bank ETF ( KBE) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng ( KRS).

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