National Bank Of Greece (NBG): Today's Featured Financial Loser

The financial sector closed the day up 1.8%. Central Federal ( CFBK), Carver Bancorp Inc ( CARV), Park Bancorp Inc ( PFED), and Unico American Corporation ( UNAM) were all decliners today within the financial sector with National Bank of Greece ( NBG) being today's featured financial loser. National Bank of Greece fell 7 cents (-11.5%) to 54 cents on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 9.3 million shares of National Bank of Greece exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares.

National Bank of Greece S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified financial services primarily in Greece. National Bank of Greece has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 67.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Bank of Greece as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front, Crescent Financial ( CRFN), Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), Stream Global Services Inc ( SGS), and Imperial Holdings Inc ( IFT) were all gainers within the financial sector with JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) being today's featured financial sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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