Prologis Inc (PLD): Today's Featured Financial Winner

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Prologis ( PLD) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Prologis rose $0.67 (1.7%) to $39.97 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,719,494 shares of Prologis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,880,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.32-$40.01 after having opened the day at $39.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.30. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Millennium India Acquisition Corporation ( SMCG), up 62.5%, Broadway Financial ( BYFC), up 16.1%, Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania ( RBPAA), up 15.0% and Old Second Bancorp ( OSBC), up 12.6%.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. Prologis has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prologis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

On the negative front, Vestin Realty Mortgage I ( VRTA), down 6.6%, American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), down 6.2%, Piper Jaffray Cos ( PJC), down 5.9% and Oak Ridge Financial Services ( BKOR), down 4.9% , were all laggards within the financial sector with PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC) being today's financial sector laggard.

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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