Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. U.S. Bancorp ( USB) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, U.S. Bancorp rose 36 cents (1.1%) to $32.45 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9.4 million shares of U.S. Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.11-$32.66 after having opened the day at $32.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.09. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: New Century Bancorp ( NCBC), up 9.3%, First Financial Service Corporation ( FFKY), up 8.9%, Stewardship Financial Corporation ( SSFN), up 7.8%, and First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp ( FFNM), up 7.6%.
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