Financial Stocks Getting Drop Kicked This Morning

Through the early part of trading on Friday, September 9, 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) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $7.64, down 41 cents (-5.3%) from the previous close of $8.07. 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 14, 2011, to September 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.90 (-26.4%) from $10.97 to $8.07. 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).

Shares of Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (NYSE:BSBR) are trading at $9.13, down 30 cents (-3.7%) from the previous close of $9.48. 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 August 10, 2011, to September 8, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.31 (16%) from $8.17 to $9.48. 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).

NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $25.37, down $1.11 (-4.3%) from the previous close of $26.50. NYSE Euronext, Inc. provides securities listing, trading, market data products, and software and technology services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 14, 2011, to September 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.11 (-23.4%) from $34.61 to $26.50. 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).

Shares of Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) are trading at $24.65, down $1.09 (-4.5%) from the previous close of $25.80. Lazard Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial advisory and asset management firm worldwide. The companys Financial Advisory segment offers a range of services regarding mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory matters etc.

Stock Price Performance: From June 13, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.37 (-23.6%) from $35.53 to $27.16. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 13.6% (-$4.94). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 23, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$2.92).

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) stocks are trading at $11.64. This is 43 cents (-3.6%) below the previous close of $12.07, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. 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 August 9, 2011, to September 7, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.51 (24%) from $10.45 to $12.96. 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).