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

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation rose $0.42 (1.6%) to $27.03 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,118,768 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,007,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $26.70-$27.15 after having opened the day at $26.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.61. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Porter Bancorp ( PBIB), up 28.2%, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), up 12.2%, PSB Holdings ( PSBH), up 10.0% and First Capital Bancorp ( FCVA), up 8.8%.

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 $14.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 60.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, National Interstate Corporation ( NATL), down 17.7%, Citizens First Corporation ( CZFC), down 17.4%, Homex Development ( HXM), down 12.4% and American Spectrum Realty ( AQQ), down 11.6% , were all laggards within the financial sector with Bank of Montreal ( BMO) 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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