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Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Royal Bank Of Canada rose $0.79 (1.2%) to $66.16 on average volume. Throughout the day, 553,846 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 498,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $65.20-$66.28 after having opened the day at $65.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.37. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: OptimumBank Holdings ( OPHC), up 13.1%, Credit Suisse ( UGAZ), up 11.4%, BCB Bancorp ( BCBP), up 11.3% and First Marblehead Corporation ( FMD), up 10.0%.

Royal Bank of Canada, a diversified financial service company, provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor, and capital markets products and services worldwide. Royal Bank Of Canada has a market cap of $93.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Bank Of Canada as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive.

On the negative front, ELEMENTS Linked to SPECTRUM Large Cap U.S ( EEH), down 15.8%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 13.2%, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), down 12.5% and VelocityShares 3x Long Silver ETN linked to ( USLV), down 9.8% , were all laggards within the financial sector with Discover Financial Services ( DFS) being today's financial sector laggard.

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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