Deutsche Bank AG (DB): Today's Featured Banking Laggard

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Deutsche Bank ( DB) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank fell 59 cents (-1.2%) to $48.61 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $48.26-$49.03 after having opened the day at $48.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.20. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were: Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania ( RBPAA), down 6.7%, First Capital Bancorp ( FCVA), down 6.3%, Mid Penn Bancorp ( MPB), down 6%, and Northern Trust Corporation ( NTRS), down 5.7%.
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Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $45.78 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), up 15.8%, Plumas Bancorp ( PLBC), up 14.6%, Atlantic Coast Financial ( ACFC), up 10.6%, and Porter Bancorp ( PBIB), up 8.6%, were all gainers within the banking industry with Comerica ( CMA) being today's featured banking industry leader.

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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