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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD): Today's Featured Financial Services Winner

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) pushed the Financial Services industry higher today making it today's featured financial services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation rose $0.34 (1.1%) to $30.41 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,279,551 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,216,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $30.00-$30.58 after having opened the day at $30.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.07. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that increased today were: First Marblehead Corporation (FMD), up 10.0%, PowerShares DB 3x Long 25+ Year Treasury Bo (LBND), up 7.0%, Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X Shares (YANG), up 6.7% and iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Retur (GAZ), up 5.8%.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 73.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, ELEMENTS Linked to SPECTRUM Large Cap U.S (EEH), down 15.8%, Barclays Short B Leveraged Inverse S&P 500 (BXDB), down 9.0%, Direxion India Bull 3X Shares (INDL), down 8.6% and Altisource Asset Management Corporation (AAMC), down 7.7% , were all laggards within the financial services industry with IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE) being today's financial services industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials (SEF).

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