Royal Bank Of Canada (RY): Today's Featured Banking Laggard

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Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Royal Bank Of Canada fell $0.79 (-1.3%) to $60.97 on average volume. Throughout the day, 670,604 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 622,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $60.38-$61.37 after having opened the day at $61.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.76. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were: National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 42.0%, MSB Financial Corporation ( MSBF), down 4.7%, Pacific Mercantile Bancorp ( PMBC), down 4.3% and Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania ( RBPAA), down 3.9%.
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Royal Bank of Canada provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor and treasury, and capital markets services worldwide. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $89.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the positive front, Southcoast Financial Corporation ( SOCB), down 10.0%, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), down 9.9%, Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation ( SGB), down 9.8% and Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), down 7.2% , were all gainers within the banking industry with Deutsche Bank ( DB) being today's featured banking industry leader.

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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