Deutsche Bank AG (DB): Today's Featured Banking Loser - TheStreet

Deutsche Bank

(

DB

) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank fell $1.75 (-4.9%) to $34.23 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $33.88-$34.57 after having opened the day at $34.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.98. Other company's within the Banking industry that declined today were:

Carver Bancorp

(

CARV

), down 14.8%,

Crescent Financial

(

CRFN

), down 13.8%,

Green Bankshares

(

GRNB

), down 13.3%, and

CMS Bancorp

(

CMSB

), down 12.2%.

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Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $32.75 billion and is part of the

financial

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.4, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 7.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the banking industry could consider

KBW Bank ETF

(

KBE

) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider

ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng

(

KRS

).

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