Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS): Today's Featured Banking Laggard

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Northern Trust Corporation ( NTRS) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Northern Trust Corporation fell $1.05 (-1.9%) to $53.68 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,263,364 shares of Northern Trust Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,151,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $53.59-$54.29 after having opened the day at $54.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.73. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were: Credit Suisse ( DSLV), down 8.1%, Credit Suisse ( DWTI), down 5.8%, Hawthorn ( HWBK), down 5.8% and CMS Bancorp ( CMSB), down 5.0%.

Northern Trust Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions worldwide. Northern Trust Corporation has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Northern Trust Corporation a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Northern Trust Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania ( RBPAA), up 13.4%, Credit Suisse ( UWTI), up 5.9%, Jefferson ( JFBI), up 5.6% and Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), up 5.5%.

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