Deutsche Bank AG (DB): Today's Featured Financial Winner

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Deutsche Bank ( DB) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose 92 cents (2.3%) to $40.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.60-$40.73 after having opened the day at $39.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.58. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: IFM Investments ( CTC), up 52.3%, Phoenix Companies ( PNX), up 10.6%, HMN Financial ( HMNF), up 9.9%, and VelocityShares 3x Long Brent Crude ETN ( UOIL), up 9.8%.
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Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $38.02 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.5, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 10.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

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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