American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas (ARCP): Today's Featured Financial Winner

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American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas ( ARCP) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas rose $0.26 (1.9%) to $14.21 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 23,376,802 shares of American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,290,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $13.89-$14.23 after having opened the day at $13.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.95. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Jefferson ( JFBI), up 18.8%, Direxion Daily China Bear 3X Shares ( YANG), up 13.3%, Barclays Short B Leveraged Inverse S&P 500 ( BXDB), up 9.3% and ProShares UltraShort FTSE China 25 ( FXP), up 8.7%.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Gaming and Leisure Properties ( GLPI), down 22.3%, Direxion Daily China Bull 3X Shares ( YINN), down 12.9%, Macro Bank ( BMA), down 10.7% and Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), down 10.4% , were all laggards within the financial sector with Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.B) 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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