Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW): Today's Featured Financial Winner

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Charles Schwab ( SCHW) 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, Charles Schwab rose 37 cents (2.3%) to $16.47 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 19.1 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $16.01-$16.64 after having opened the day at $16.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.10. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Somerset Hills Bancorp ( SOMH), up 27.1%, Altisource Residential Corporation ( RESI), up 23.9%, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), up 20.5%, and Old Second Bancorp ( OSBC), up 20.4%.
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The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, and related financial services to individuals and institutional clients. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $20.47 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Charles Schwab a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

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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