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 0.4%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose $0.60 (1.3%) to $48.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 990,056 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,736,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.37-$48.19 after having opened the day at $47.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.59. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: Porter Bancorp ( PBIB), up 34.4%, Pathfinder Bancorp ( PBHC), up 15.0%, Bank Bradesco ( BBDO), up 10.0% and Community West ( CWBC), up 8.9%.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $48.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.3% 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 ( UOIL), down 8.1%, Plumas Bancorp ( PLBC), down 6.7%, Bancorp ( TBBK), down 5.4% and First Capital Bancorp ( FCVA), down 3.9% , were all laggards within the banking industry with PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC) being today's banking industry laggard.

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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