The banking industry closed the day up 0.7%. OptimumBank Holdings Inc ( OPHC), Capital Bank Corporation ( CBKN), Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), and Northern States Financial ( NSFC) were all decliners today within the banking industry with Bank of Montreal ( BMO) being today's featured banking loser. Bank of Montreal fell 56 cents (-1%) to $56.58 on light volume. Throughout the day, 679,180 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. Bank of Montreal, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of retail banking, wealth management, and investment banking products and solutions in North America and internationally. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $35.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 10.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Montreal as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity.