Deutsche Bank AG (DB): Today's Featured Banking Winner

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Deutsche Bank ( DB) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Deutsche Bank rose $0.64 (1.3%) to $50.17 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,320,277 shares of Deutsche Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 931,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $49.81-$50.34 after having opened the day at $50.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.53. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), up 27.7%, Carver Bancorp ( CARV), up 14.0%, Centerstate Banks ( CSFL), up 12.5% and Credit Suisse ( DSLV), up 9.3%.

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services worldwide. Deutsche Bank has a market cap of $51.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 153.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Deutsche Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deutsche Bank as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front, Credit Suisse ( UGAZ), down 27.9%, Credit Suisse ( USLV), down 8.9%, Credit Suisse ( UGLD), down 6.3% and Credit Suisse ( CSLS), down 4.9%.

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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