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Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Royal Bank Of Canada fell $0.88 (-1.3%) to $64.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 465,599 shares of Royal Bank Of Canada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 521,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $64.51-$65.21 after having opened the day at $65.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.53. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were: VelocityShares 3x Long Silver ETN linked to ( USLV), down 8.0%, Central Federal ( CFBK), down 6.5%, Bank of Ireland (Governor & Co of ( IRE), down 6.3% and Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation ( SGB), down 6.1%.

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 $94.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Royal Bank Of Canada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. 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 positive front, OptimumBank Holdings ( OPHC), up 9.2%, Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania ( RBPAA), up 8.2%, VelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETN S&P GS ( DSLV), up 8.2% and Ladder Capital Corp Class A ( LADR), up 7.6% , were all gainers within the banking industry with Wells Fargo ( WFC) being today's featured banking industry leader.

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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