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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