Prologis

(

PLD

) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Prologis rose $0.89 (2.4%) to $38.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,320,893 shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,817,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.28-$38.05 after having opened the day at $37.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.13. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were:

Credit Suisse

(

DGAZ

), up 11.9%,

Homex Development

(

HXM

), up 11.6%,

Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio

(

VBFC

), up 9.0% and

Elbit Imaging

(

EMITF

), up 8.7%.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

), down 23.0%,

Security National Financial Corporation

(

SNFCA

), down 7.7%,

Elmira Savings Bank Elmira NY

(

ESBK

), down 7.1% and

Select Income REIT

(

SIR

), down 6.9%.

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

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).

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