JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM): Today's Featured Banking Winner

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JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, JPMorgan Chase rose $0.69 (1.2%) to $57.43 on average volume. Throughout the day, 18,674,277 shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18,262,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $56.58-$57.57 after having opened the day at $56.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.74. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: Credit Suisse ( UGAZ), up 15.9%, Southside ( SBSI), up 10.5%, Carver Bancorp ( CARV), up 8.6% and Porter Bancorp ( PBIB), up 7.1%.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $212.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), down 16.1%, Ocwen Financial Corporation ( OCN), down 9.0%, Credit Suisse ( TVIX), down 6.6% and Citizens Holding Company ( CIZN), down 4.7%.

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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