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

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD) pushed the Financial Services industry higher today making it today's featured financial services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation rose $0.65 (2.0%) to $33.14 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,801,965 shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,335,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.18-$33.17 after having opened the day at $32.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.49. Other companies within the Financial Services industry that increased today were: Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares ( NUGT), up 11.3%, Teucrium WTI Crude Oil Fund ( CRUD), up 6.4%, Global X Gold Explorers ETF ( GLDX), up 6.3% and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF ( GDXJ), up 6.2%.

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 $17.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.0% 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares ( DUST), down 12.6%, Manning & Napier ( MN), down 9.2%, PowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN ( BOS), down 7.2% and UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged Index ETN ( SPGH), down 6.0%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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