The financial sector closed the day up 1.5%. First Financial Holdings Inc ( FFCH), Carver Bancorp Inc ( CARV), Connecticut Bank & Trust Company ( CTBC), and Peoples Bancorp of NC ( PEBK) were all winners today within the financial sector with JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) being today's featured financial winner. JPMorgan Chase rose 69 cents (2.1%) to $34.18 on light volume. Throughout the day, 36.3 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 50.8 million shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $134.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.4, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.5% 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, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.
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