KB Financial Group Inc ( KB) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.7%. By the end of trading, KB Financial Group Inc fell 99 cents (-2.6%) to $37.12 on average volume. Throughout the day, 313,873 shares of KB Financial Group Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 251,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $36.33-$37.44 after having opened the day at $37.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.11. Other company's within the Banking industry that declined today were: Tennessee Commerce Bancorp Inc ( TNCC), down 18.1%, Ohio Legacy Corporation ( OLCB), down 16.2%, New Century Bancorp Inc ( NCBC), down 10.6%, and Princeton National Bancorp Inc ( PNBC), down 10.3%.

Kookmin Bank Co. Ltd. provides various banking and other financial services to individuals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and large corporations in Korea. KB Financial Group Inc has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates KB Financial Group as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Waccamaw Bankshares Inc ( WBNK), up 15.3%, First Capital Bancorp Inc ( FCVA), up 14.3%, Pathfinder Bancorp Inc ( PBHC), up 13.3%, and United Community Financial Corporation ( UCFC), up 12.8%, were all gainers within the banking industry with U.S. Bancorp ( USB) 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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