3 Stocks Pushing The Financial Services Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 17,830 as of Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, 12:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,420 issues advancing vs. 1,510 declining with 216 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Leucadia National ( LUK), down 1.1%, and Orix ( IX), down 0.9%.

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

3. Nomura Holdings ( NMR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nomura Holdings is down $0.04 (-0.7%) to $6.09 on light volume. Thus far, 56,825 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 386,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.07-$6.12 after having opened the day at $6.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.13.

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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 $22.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 21.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, Franklin Resources ( BEN) is down $0.34 (-0.6%) to $56.70 on light volume. Thus far, 439,859 shares of Franklin Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.63-$57.07 after having opened the day at $56.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.04.

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Franklin Resources Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It manages, through its subsidiary, separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. Franklin Resources has a market cap of $35.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Franklin Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Franklin Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Franklin Resources Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Morgan Stanley ( MS) is down $0.22 (-0.6%) to $35.40 on light volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Morgan Stanley exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.28-$35.79 after having opened the day at $35.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.62.

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Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $69.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Morgan Stanley a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Morgan Stanley as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Morgan Stanley 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 services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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