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

Deutsche Bank ( DB) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank fell $0.50 (-1.1%) to $43.28 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,241,032 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,973,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $43.00-$43.70 after having opened the day at $43.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.78. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were: National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 23.0%, Elmira Savings Bank Elmira NY ( ESBK), down 7.1%, Oak Ridge Financial Services ( BKOR), down 6.5% and Carrollton Bancorp ( CRRB), down 5.1%.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $44.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 131.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), up 11.9%, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), up 9.0%, Western Alliance ( WAL), up 5.6% and Alliance Bancorp Inc Of Pennsylvania ( ALLB), up 5.3% , were all gainers within the banking industry with SunTrust Banks ( STI) 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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