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

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation fell $0.53 (-1.9%) to $26.90 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,858,561 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,671,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $26.82-$27.50 after having opened the day at $27.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.43. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Pathfinder Bancorp ( PBHC), down 10.2%, Central Federal ( CFBK), down 10.0%, Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), down 8.8% and BRASILAGRO - CIA Bras de Prop Agricolas ( LND), down 7.8%.

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 $14.5 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 57.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, 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 positive front, Tree.com ( TREE), up 22.5%, Fortegra Financial ( FRF), up 10.3%, Bbva Banco FrancesS.A ( BFR), up 9.6% and Income Opportunity Realty Investors ( IOT), up 8.9% , were all gainers within the financial sector with Starwood Property ( STWD) being today's featured financial sector leader.

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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