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

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Deutsche Bank ( DB) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank fell $0.75 (-1.6%) to $46.66 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,691,946 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,149,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.54-$47.32 after having opened the day at $47.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.41. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Security National Financial Corporation ( SNFCA), down 22.9%, Transcontinental Realty Investors ( TCI), down 11.9%, Jacksonville Bancorp ( JAXB), down 8.0% and Bank of South Carolina Corporation ( BKSC), down 6.7%.
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Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $43.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 142.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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 and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front, Vestin Realty Mortgage I ( VRTA), down 18.4%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 18.3%, Roberts Realty Investors ( RPI), down 15.4% and Vestin Realty Mortgage II ( VRTB), down 15.0% , were all gainers within the financial sector with Legg Mason ( LM) being today's featured financial sector leader.

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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