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) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Cullen Frost Bankers rose $0.89 (1.3%) to $70.55 on average volume. Throughout the day, 416,468 shares of Cullen Frost Bankers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 427,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $68.66-$70.59 after having opened the day at $69.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.66. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were:
), up 34.0%,
), up 13.7%,
), up 10.4% and
), up 7.4%.
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Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. operates as the holding company for Frost Bank that offers commercial and consumer banking, and other financial products and services primarily in Texas. The company operates in two segments, Banking and Frost Wealth Advisors. Cullen Frost Bankers has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Cullen Frost Bankers a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Cullen Frost Bankers
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.
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On the negative front,
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), down 10.1%,
First Marblehead Corporation
), down 7.9% and
), down 6.6% , were all laggards within the financial sector with
) being today's financial sector laggard.
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