The banking industry closed the day down 0.4%. Atlantic Coast Financial ( ACFC), First Capital Bancorp Inc ( FCVA), Carolina Bank Holdings Inc ( CLBH), and Carver Bancorp Inc ( CARV) were all decliners today within the banking industry with Deutsche Bank ( DB) being today's featured banking loser. Deutsche Bank fell 39 cents (-0.8%) to $46.80 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.6 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $35.9 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 12.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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

On the positive front, Waccamaw Bankshares Inc ( WBNK), Southwest Bancorp Inc ( OKSB), Southern Connecticut Bancorp ( SSE), and Central Virginia Bankshares Inc ( CVBK) 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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