5 Financial Stocks Being Dumped

Through the early part of trading on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, these stocks are not able to join the rally in theĀ Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector. Yesterday, Bank of America announced 30,000 layoffs, and today the sector is rallying on some bargain hunting. 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) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $7.36, down 18 cents (-2.6%) from the previous close of $7.56. 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 June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.75 (-26.5%) from $10.37 to $7.62. 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).

Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (NYSE:BSBR) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $8.58, down 9 cents (-1.2%) from the previous close of $8.69. A multiple service bank, conducting commercial banking, foreign exchange, investment, credit and financing, mortgage loan, leasing portfolio, insurance, pension plan, capitalization, leasing, asset management, securities & insurance brokerage operations.

Stock Price Performance: From June 15, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.99 (-18.3%) from $10.90 to $8.91. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 20, 2010 and January 3, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 9.7% (+$1.19). It saw one of its worst periods between June 30, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 14.1% (-$1.65).

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $17.78, which is 19 cents (-1%) below the previous close of $17.95. 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 September 2, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had risen 44 cents (2.5%) from $17.37 to $17.81. 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).

Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) stocks are trading at $43.05. This is 39 cents (-0.8%) below the previous close of $43.40, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Aon Corp provides risk management and human capital consulting services, including insurance and reinsurance brokerage and workforce productivity solutions.

Stock Price Performance: From July 15, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.31 (-12.7%) from $49.71 to $43.40. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 3, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares rose for 12 straight trading days, rising 14.7% (+$6.75). It saw one of its worst periods between January 5, 2011 and January 13, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 2.6% (-$1.16).

Shares of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) are trading at $11.06, down 17 cents (-1.6%) from the previous close of $11.25. Assured Guaranty, Ltd. is a holding company, which through its operating subsidiaries provides credit enhancement products to the public finance, structured finance and mortgage markets.

Stock Price Performance: From July 15, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.80 (-29.9%) from $16.05 to $11.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 6, 2010 and October 14, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 24.3% (+$4.23). It saw one of its worst periods between January 14, 2011 and January 28, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 27.3% (-$5.28).