The banking industry closed the day up 0.1%. Carver Bancorp Inc ( CARV), Waccamaw Bankshares Inc ( WBNK), Southwest Bancorp Inc ( OKSB), and New Century Bancorp Inc ( NCBC) were all decliners today within the banking industry with Deutsche Bank ( DB) being today's featured banking loser. Deutsche Bank fell 73 cents (-2%) to $36.45 on average volume. Throughout the day, four million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $34.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 12 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally weak debt management, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Park Bancorp Inc ( PFED), Oak Ridge Financial Services ( BKOR), Banner ( BANR), and Central Federal ( CFBK) were all gainers within the banking industry with Citigroup Inc ( C) being today's featured banking industry winner.

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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