Comerica Inc (CMA): Today's Featured Financial Winner

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Comerica ( CMA) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Comerica rose $0.54 (1.1%) to $48.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,380,994 shares of Comerica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,355,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.39-$48.10 after having opened the day at $47.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.53. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: VelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETN S&P GS ( DSLV), up 8.3%, Federal Agricultural Mortgage ( AGM.A), up 8.0%, VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN ( DGAZ), up 7.8% and Gladstone Land ( LAND), up 6.5%.

Comerica Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides financial products and services. The company operates in three segments: Business Bank, Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 0.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Comerica a buy, 7 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comerica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Paulson Capital ( PLCC), down 17.6%, Altisource Asset Management Corporation ( AAMC), down 15.8%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 13.5% and Teucrium Sugar Fund ( CANE), down 9.4% , were all laggards within the financial sector with Credicorp ( BAP) 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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