5 Financial Stocks Being Dumped This Morning

Through the early part of trading on Thursday, August 25, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) stocks are trading at $8.54. This is 27 cents (-2.7%) below the previous close of $8.78, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. is an international financial group, with strengths in the traditional banking businesses of retail banking, asset management, private banking and wholesale banking.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.30 (-20.7%) from $11.09 to $8.79. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 10, 2011 and January 24, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 36.8% (+$3.23). It saw one of its worst periods between December 31, 2010 and January 10, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 10.2% (-$1).

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $17.32, down 68 cents (-3.6%) from the previous close of $17.96. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which is engaged in the business of investing, on a leveraged basis, in mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations and other mortgage-backed securities.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had risen 83 cents (4.8%) from $17.44 to $18.27. It saw one of its worst periods between May 9, 2011 and May 13, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 2.2% (-39 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and May 9, 2011 when shares rose for 14 straight trading days, rising 4.1% (+69 cents).

Chubb Corporation (NYSE:CB) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $58.30, down $2.46 (-3.5%) from the previous close of $60.39. The Chubb Corporation is a holding company that provides property and casualty insurance business to a wide range of customers.

Stock Price Performance: From May 31, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.79 (-7.3%) from $65.18 to $60.39. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 3.9% (-$2.53). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.9% (+$4.72).

NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) stocks are trading at $26.16. This is $1.18 (-4.1%) below the previous close of $27.28, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. NYSE Euronext, Inc. provides securities listing, trading, market data products, and software and technology services.

Stock Price Performance: From May 31, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.81 (-24.4%) from $36.09 to $27.28. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 28.1% (-$9.90). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 18, 2011 and July 26, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 3.6% (+$1.21).

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $24.28, down $1.30 (-5.1%) from the previous close of $25.58. Validus Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property, marine, and specialty lines markets worldwide.

Stock Price Performance: From May 31, 2011, to August 24, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.39 (-20%) from $31.97 to $25.58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 7, 2010 and October 18, 2010 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6.2% (+$1.63). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 14.5% (-$4).

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