CYS Investments Inc (CYS): Today's Featured Financial Laggard

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CYS Investments ( CYS) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, CYS Investments fell 22 cents (-1.7%) to $12.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.8 million shares of CYS Investments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $12.94-$13.19 after having opened the day at $13.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.18. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Millennium India Acquisition Corporation ( SMCG), down 21%, Credit Suisse ( DWTI), down 11.8%, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 10.2%, and Credit Suisse ( DSLV), down 8.4%.
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No company description available. CYS Investments has a market cap of $2.31 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate CYS Investments a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CYS Investments as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the positive front, Tree.com ( TREE), up 14.9%, AmTrust Financial Services ( AFSI), up 14.2%, Jacksonville Bancorp Inc (FL ( JAXB), up 12.5%, and Kingsway Financial Services ( KFS), up 12.3%, were all gainers within the financial sector with SunTrust Banks ( STI) being today's featured financial sector leader.

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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