TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD): Today's Featured Financial Services Laggard

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD) pushed the Financial Services industry lower today making it today's featured Financial Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation fell $0.63 (-2.4%) to $25.53 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,012,882 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,976,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.12-$26.54 after having opened the day at $26.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.16. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that declined today were: ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Commodity ( CMD), down 7.2%, Cash Store Financial Services ( CSFS), down 7.0%, Greenhill ( GHL), down 3.2% and ProShares Ultra KBW Regional Banking ( KRU), down 2.9%.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 55.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Global X Silver Miners ETF ( SIL), up 7.4%, GFI Group ( GFIG), up 6.6%, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P ( AB), up 6.2% and SWS Group ( SWS), up 6.2% , were all gainers within the financial services industry with Capital One Financial ( COF) being today's featured financial services industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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