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National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, National Bank of Greece fell $0.15 (-2.6%) to $5.58 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,338,500 shares of National Bank of Greece exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,995,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.55-$5.70 after having opened the day at $5.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.73. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were:

Bay Bancorp

(

BYBK

), down 8.0%,

DNB Financial Corporation

(

DNBF

), down 6.8%,

MBT Financial Corporation

(

MBTF

TheStreet Recommends

), down 5.3% and

Intermountain Community Bancorp

(

IMCB

), down 4.7%.

National Bank of Greece S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified financial services primarily in Greece. National Bank of Greece has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 220.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate National Bank of Greece a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

National Bank of Greece

as a

sell

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

On the positive front,

Central Valley Community Bancorp

(

CVCY

), up 20.9%,

Firstbank Corp Michigan

(

FBMI

), up 12.3%,

Southern Missouri Bancorp

(

SMBC

), up 10.6% and

BCB Bancorp

(

BCBP

), up 8.3% , were all gainers within the banking industry with

Northern Trust Corporation

(

NTRS

) being today's featured banking industry leader.

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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