Credit Suisse Group (CS): Today's Featured Financial Laggard

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Credit Suisse Group ( CS) pushed the Financial sector lower today making it today's featured Financial laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Credit Suisse Group fell $0.54 (-1.7%) to $31.22 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,425,304 shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 891,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.78-$31.29 after having opened the day at $30.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.76. Other companies within the Financial sector that declined today were: Cash America International ( CSH), down 5.3%, Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation ( SGB), down 4.6%, Guaranty Federal ( GFED), down 4.5% and Polonia Bancorp ( PBCP), down 4.4%.

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $50.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Credit Suisse Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the positive front, Interactive Brokers Group ( IBKR), up 11.7%, E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 9.2%, Fauquier Bankshares ( FBSS), up 8.8% and Icahn ( IEP), up 8.3% , 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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