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 was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose $0.62 (1.4%) to $45.49 on light volume. Throughout the day, 701,881 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,162,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.24-$45.71 after having opened the day at $45.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.87. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: Independent Bank Corp (Ionia MI ( IBCP), up 13.0%, Broadway Financial ( BYFC), up 12.5%, First Capital Bancorp ( FCVA), up 8.1% and Itau Unibanco ( ITUB), up 7.0%.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $44.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front, Credit Suisse ( DSLV), down 11.6%, Chicopee Bancorp ( CBNK), down 8.4%, Central Federal ( CFBK), down 6.2% and Jefferson ( JFBI), down 5.9% , were all laggards within the banking industry with Regions Financial Corporation ( RF) 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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