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

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Deutsche Bank ( DB) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose $1.08 (2.4%) to $45.30 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,119,866 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,796,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.78-$45.54 after having opened the day at $44.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.22. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: OptimumBank Holdings ( OPHC), up 10.0%, First Community Corporation ( FCCO), up 9.9%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 9.1% and Southcoast Financial Corporation ( SOCB), up 9.1%.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $44.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 0.2% 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 negative front, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), down 14.4%, Central Federal ( CFBK), down 8.2%, Credit Suisse ( DOIL), down 6.5% and Cordia Bancorp ( BVA), down 5.2%.

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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