Citigroup and BBT Top Financial Stocks Falling on Wall Street: C, BBT, RNR, WTM, EWBC

Through most of the trading day on Wednesday, October 5, 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.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $23.84, which is 43 cents (-2.3%) below the previous close of $24.39. Citigroup is a financial services holding company that provides corporations, governments, and consumers with a broad range of financial products and services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $15.39 (-38.7%) from $39.78 to $24.39. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.8% (+$3.47). It saw one of its worst periods between August 15, 2011 and August 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 16.7% (-$5.21).

BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $20.64, down 29 cents (-1.8%) from the previous close of $21.02. BB&T is a financial holding company which, through its subsidiary Branch Banking and Trust, provides a range of banking services and loans to individuals and businesses.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.52 (-17.7%) from $25.54 to $21.02. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 9, 2011 and September 16, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 8.5% (+$1.77). It saw one of its worst periods between June 20, 2011 and June 24, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 3.1% (-82 cents).

Shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) are trading at $62.12, down $1.02 (-1.8%) from the previous close of $63.26. Renaissance Re Holdings is the provider of reinsurance and insurance coverages and related services. Its business consists of two segments: Reinsurance and Individual Risk.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.18 (-8.9%) from $69.44 to $63.26. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 13, 2010 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 5.9% (+$3.53). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 16.1% (-$11.53).

WHITE MOUNT INS GRP LTD BERM (NYSE:WTM) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $405.58, which is $9.45 (-2.1%) below the previous close of $414.45. White Mountains Insurance Group is a Bermuda limited liability company whose main businesses are conducted through its property and casualty insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries and affiliates.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had risen $37.45 (9.9%) from $377 to $414.45. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.2% (+$24.48). It saw one of its worst periods between August 2, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 11.4% (-$48.39).

East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $14.54, down 41 cents (-3%) from the previous close of $14.98. East West Bancorp is a registered bank holding company that offers a full range of banking services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses through its subsidiary bank, East West Bank, and its subsidiaries.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.72 (-24%) from $19.70 to $14.98. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 8.1% (+$1.37). It saw one of its worst periods between March 8, 2011 and March 16, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 7.8% (-$1.83).