First Republic Bank (San Francisco CA Rises On Unusually High Volume (FRC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- First Republic Bank (San Francisco CA (NYSE: FRC) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 3.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.2 times its average daily volume and trading up 76 cents (+2%) at $38.17 as of 1:35 p.m. ET.

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First Republic Bank (San Francisco CA has a market cap of $4.95 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

First Republic Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides personalized, relationship-based preferred banking, business banking, real estate lending, trust, and wealth management services to clients in metropolitan areas of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates First Republic Bank (San Francisco CA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full First Republic Bank (San Francisco CA Ratings Report.

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