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

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation rose $0.59 (1.9%) to $32.40 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,522,399 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,951,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.77-$32.43 after having opened the day at $31.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.81. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Blackstone Mortgage ( BXMT), up 11.2%, Boston Private Financial Holdings ( BPFH), up 10.6%, Value Line ( VALU), up 10.2% and iPath Global Carbon ETN ( GRN), up 10.0%.

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 $17.2 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Gaming and Leisure Properties ( GLPI), down 20.0%, PowerShares DB Base Metals Double Short ETN ( BOM), down 17.9%, Life Partners Holdings ( LPHI), down 8.0% and First BanCorp ( FBP), down 6.3% , were all laggards within the financial sector with Regions Financial Corporation ( RF) 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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