Credit Suisse Group (CS): Today's Featured Banking Laggard

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Credit Suisse Group ( CS) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Credit Suisse Group fell $0.33 (-1.1%) to $29.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,169,764 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,101,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.10-$29.55 after having opened the day at $29.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.70. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were: Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), down 7.4%, Ameriana Bancorp ( ASBI), down 7.0%, Valley Financial ( VYFC), down 6.3% and Broadway Financial ( BYFC), down 5.8%.

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $48.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 20.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the positive front, Credit Suisse ( UOIL), up 14.3%, Guaranty Federal ( GFED), up 7.5%, Carrollton Bancorp ( CRRB), up 6.0% and Riverview Bancorp ( RVSB), up 5.9% , were all gainers within the banking industry with New York Community Bancorp ( NYCB) being today's featured banking industry leader.

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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