3 Stocks Pulling The Financial Sector Downward

Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 17,992 as of Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,218 issues advancing vs. 684 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 3.8%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 2.8%, Banco Santander (Brasil ( BSBR), up 2.5%, UBS Group ( UBS), up 2.2% and HCP ( HCP), up 1.9%.

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 (-1.3%) to $4.80 on light volume. Thus far, 118,543 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 647,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.77-$4.84 after having opened the day at $4.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.86.

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Nomura Holdings, Inc. provides various financial services to individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, and governmental agencies worldwide. It operates through three segments: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. Nomura Holdings has a market cap of $17.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 12.4% 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 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nomura Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, unimpressive growth in net income 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, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU) is down $0.12 (-2.4%) to $5.06 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.02-$5.06 after having opened the day at $5.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.18.

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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 $72.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 16.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 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 revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating 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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1. As of noon trading, Everest Re Group ( RE) is down $6.31 (-3.3%) to $187.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 306,614 shares of Everest Re Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 323,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $185.73-$192.93 after having opened the day at $189.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $193.43.

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Everest Re Group, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance products. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Reinsurance, International, Bermuda, Insurance, and Mt. Logan Re. The U.S. Everest Re Group has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Everest Re Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Everest Re Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Everest Re 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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