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UBS

(

UBS

) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, UBS rose $0.49 (2.6%) to $19.55 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,084,482 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,138,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.41-$19.68 after having opened the day at $19.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.06. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were:

Porter Bancorp

(

PBIB

), up 28.2%,

Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio

(

VBFC

), up 12.2%,

PSB Holdings

(

PSBH

), up 10.0% and

First Capital Bancorp

(

FCVA

), up 8.8%.

UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides wealth management, asset management, and investment banking products and services worldwide. Its Wealth Management division provides financial services to high net worth individuals worldwide. UBS has a market cap of $73.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 21.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front,

Citizens First Corporation

(

CZFC

), down 17.4%,

Carolina Bank Holdings

(

CLBH

), down 10.1%,

Riverview Bancorp

(

RVSB

), down 9.1% and

United Community Financial Corporation

(

UCFC

), down 7.5% , were all laggards within the banking industry with

Toronto-Dominion Bank

(

TD

) 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

).

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