1. As of noon trading, Charles Schwab ( SCHW) is down $0.55 (-2.5%) to $21.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.7 million shares of Charles Schwab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.38-$22.29 after having opened the day at $22.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.94.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, money management, and financial advisory services to individuals and institutional clients. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Institutional Services. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 52.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Charles Schwab a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Charles Schwab Ratings Report now.

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