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) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Credicorp fell $2.47 (-1.9%) to $128.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 181,903 shares of Credicorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 448,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $127.63-$131.65 after having opened the day at $131.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.72. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were:

Porter Bancorp



), down 9.7%,

WVS Financial



), down 6.2%,

Credit Suisse



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), down 5.6% and

First West Virginia Bancorp



), down 5.4%.

Credicorp Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides financial services primarily in Peru, the Cayman Islands, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Panama. It operates in four segments: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. Credicorp has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Credicorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front,

OptimumBank Holdings



), up 8.2%,

Carolina Trust Bank



), up 7.0%,

Bbva Banco FrancesS.A



), up 6.1% and

Access National Corporation



), up 5.9% , were all gainers within the banking industry with

Ocwen Financial Corporation



) being today's featured banking industry leader.

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