CBL & Associates Properties Inc. (CBL): Today's Featured Financial Winner

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CBL & Associates Properties ( CBL) 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, CBL & Associates Properties rose $1.30 (7.6%) to $18.44 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,321,912 shares of CBL & Associates Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,229,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.07-$18.53 after having opened the day at $17.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.14. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: Supertel Hospitality ( SPPR), up 33.5%, Equus Total Return ( EQS), up 12.1%, RBS Oil Trendpilot Exchange Traded Notes ( TWTI), up 11.9% and Credit Suisse ( TVIX), up 11.9%.

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. is a public real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development, and management of properties. The fund invests in the real estate markets of United States. Its portfolio consists of enclosed malls and open-air centers. CBL & Associates Properties has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate CBL & Associates Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBL & Associates Properties as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front, Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), down 13.2%, VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN ( DGAZ), down 9.4%, Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3X Shares ( RUSL), down 8.8% and PowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN ( AGF), down 8.6% , were all laggards within the financial sector with Wells Fargo ( WFC) 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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