JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM): Today's Featured Banking Winner

The banking industry closed the day up 1.6%. FNB NC Corporation ( FNBN), Waccamaw Bankshares Inc ( WBNK), Carver Bancorp Inc ( CARV), and WVS Financial ( WVFC) were all winners today within the banking industry with JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) being today's featured banking winner. JPMorgan Chase rose 91 cents (2.8%) to $33.21 on average volume. Throughout the day, 52.5 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 47.5 million shares.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $125.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.9, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, First Place Financial Corporation ( FPFC), Stewardship Financial Corporation ( SSFN), Provident Community Bancshares Inc ( PCBS), and United Community Banks Inc ( UCBI) were all losers within the banking industry with Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc ( PNFP) being today's banking industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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