Realogy Holdings Corp (RLGY): Today's Featured Financial Laggard

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Realogy Holdings ( RLGY) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Realogy Holdings fell $0.47 (-1.0%) to $45.75 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,443,604 shares of Realogy Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,250,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $45.62-$47.16 after having opened the day at $46.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.22. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN ( UGAZ), down 17.8%, E-House China Holdings ( EJ), down 9.7%, ProShares UltraShort Russell1000 Value ( SJF), down 6.8% and China Housing & Land Development ( CHLN), down 6.2%.

Realogy Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides real estate and relocation services in the United States and internationally. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania ( RBPAA), up 42.4%, Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), up 37.4%, PowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN ( BDG), up 28.4% and PowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN ( BOS), up 19.3% , were all gainers within the financial sector with American Express ( AXP) being today's featured financial sector leader.

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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