Deutsche Bank

(

DB

) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose 36 cents (1%) to $35.54 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.1 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.30-$36.11 after having opened the day at $35.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.18. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were:

Landmark Bancorp Inc

(

LARK

), up 26.4%,

Porter Bancorp Inc

(

PBIB

), up 19.8%,

First Capital Bancorp Inc

(

FCVA

), up 12.3%, and

Plumas Bancorp

(

PLBC

), up 11.5%.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $29.08 billion and is part of the

financial

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.3, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 4.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 32.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally weak debt management and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

Carver Bancorp Inc

(

CARVD

), down 46.4%,

Carver Bancorp Inc

(

CARV

), down 46.4%,

Alliance Bankshares

(

ABVA

), down 30.6%, and

Broadway Financial

(

BYFC

), down 22.2%, were all losers within the banking industry with

Regions Financial Corporation

(

RF

) being today's banking industry loser.

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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