Toronto-Dominion Bank



) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank fell $1.04 (-1.2%) to $82.68 on average volume. Throughout the day, 702,531 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 668,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $82.34-$84.30 after having opened the day at $83.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.72. Other company's within the Banking industry that declined today were:

Carver Bancorp



), down 15.1%,

HopFed Bancorp



), down 14.8%,

Patriot National Bancorp



), down 13.1%, and

OptimumBank Holdings



), down 12%.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. The company's Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking segment offers various financial products and services to personal and small business customers. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $76.07 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 13.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

Central Federal



), up 32.7%,

United Community Financial Corporation



), up 21.4%,

WSB Holdings



), up 12.2%, and

Crescent Financial



), up 11%, were all gainers within the banking industry with

TCF Financial Corporation



) being today's featured banking industry winner.

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