Royal Bank Of Canada (RY): Today's Featured Banking Winner

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Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Royal Bank Of Canada rose $0.66 (1.0%) to $64.84 on average volume. Throughout the day, 415,211 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 552,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $63.83-$65.14 after having opened the day at $63.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.18. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: Patriot National Bancorp ( PNBK), up 14.0%, Old Point Financial Corporation ( OPOF), up 10.9%, Credit Suisse ( UGAZ), up 7.9% and Mackinac Financial Corporation ( MFNC), up 6.8%.

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 $91.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.5% 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 stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year.

On the negative front, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), down 8.2%, Citizens Holding Company ( CIZN), down 5.5%, Credit Suisse ( DSLV), down 4.8% and Evans Bancorp ( EVBN), down 4.0% , were all laggards within the banking industry with HDFC Bank ( HDB) being today's banking industry laggard.

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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