Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Bank of America Corporation ( BAC) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Bank of America Corporation rose $0.22 (1.3%) to $17.20 on light volume. Throughout the day, 60,646,756 shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 114,834,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.12-$17.27 after having opened the day at $17.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.98. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: Peapack Gladstone Financial Corporation ( PGC), up 9.0%, Atlantic Coast Financial ( ACFC), up 8.2%, Stewardship Financial Corporation ( SSFN), up 5.7% and Talmer Bancorp Inc Class A ( TLMR), up 5.5%.
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