Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (RHP): Today's Featured Financial Straggler

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Ryman Hospitality Properties ( RHP) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Ryman Hospitality Properties fell 46 cents (-1%) to $44.64 on light volume. Throughout the day, 787,247 shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $44.08-$45.33 after having opened the day at $45.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.10. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), down 9.5%, Central Federal ( CFBK), down 8.1%, Institutional Financial Markets ( IFMI), down 8%, and OptimumBank Holdings ( OPHC), down 6.8%.
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Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. owns and operates hotels in the United States. Ryman Hospitality Properties has a market cap of $2.32 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Ryman Hospitality Properties a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryman Hospitality Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Altis Resident ( RESI), up 31.9%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 24.2%, Federal Agricultural Mortgage ( AGM.A), up 11.6%, and Northeast Community Bancorp ( NECB), up 9.7%, were all gainers within the financial sector with ACE ( ACE) being today's featured financial sector leader.

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