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 0.5%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose $0.80 (1.8%) to $45.53 on light volume. Throughout the day, 673,445 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,317,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.17-$45.78 after having opened the day at $45.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.73. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 9.0%, Bank of Ireland (Governor & Co of ( IRE), up 7.7%, 1st Century Bancshrs ( FCTY), up 6.7% and Plumas Bancorp ( PLBC), up 6.3%.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $45.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.5% 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 ( DSLV), down 11.9%, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), down 5.7%, Colonial Financial Services ( COBK), down 5.6% and Atlantic Coast Financial ( ACFC), down 5.1%.

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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