Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

Deutsche Bank

(

DB

) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose $1.02 (2.2%) to $47.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,745,391 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,117,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $46.84-$47.63 after having opened the day at $46.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.17. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were:

Southcoast Financial Corporation

(

SOCB

), up 10.0%,

Credit Suisse

(

DGAZ

), up 9.9%,

Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation

(

SGB

), up 9.8% and

Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio

(

VBFC

), up 7.2%.

  • EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $47.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 140.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front,

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

), down 42.0%,

MSB Financial Corporation

(

MSBF

), down 4.7%,

Pacific Mercantile Bancorp

(

PMBC

), down 4.3% and

Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania

(

RBPAA

), down 3.9% , were all laggards within the banking industry with

Royal Bank Of Canada

(

RY

) being today's banking industry laggard.

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

).

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

null