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

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Deutsche Bank ( DB) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose $0.59 (1.5%) to $39.84 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,309,138 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,790,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.01-$40.00 after having opened the day at $39.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.25. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: Central Federal ( CFBK), up 10.9%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 10.4%, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), up 8.9% and Glen Burnie Bancorp ( GLBZ), up 7.6%.
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Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $35.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 116.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), down 11.4%, First Advantage Bancorp ( FABK), down 11.1%, Stewardship Financial Corporation ( SSFN), down 8.7% and Jacksonville Bancorp ( JAXB), down 7.6% , were all laggards within the banking industry with Regions Financial Corporation ( RF) being today's banking industry laggard.

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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