Gaining Green

Financial Stocks Were Higher: National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG), Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB), Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN), Barclays (NYSE:BCS)

National Bank of Greece (ADR) logo National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 18,184 call options on the company, Analyst Ratings News reports. This represents an increase of approximately 449% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,311 call options. National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) net profit margin is 11.00% and weekly performance is -10.86%. On last trading day company shares ended up $3.53. Analysts mean target price for the company is $4.65. National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -27.84%.

Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB) today announced four senior additions to its Fixed Income and Currencies (FIC) business, within Corporate Banking & Securities (CB&S), in New York. Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB) shares advanced 0.66% in last trading session and ended the day on $42.87. DB gross Margin is – and its return on assets is 0.00%.Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE:DB) quarterly performance is -11.79%.

Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) has authorised and nominated banks that would lead manage the issue of its maiden Additional Tier 1 in American dollars. Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) shares moved up 1.61% in last trading session and was closed at $10.11, while trading in range of $10.04 – $10.17. Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) year to date (YTD) performance is 16.47%.

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS), the U.K.-based bank that has been in legal trouble for most of the past half-decade, will downsize its investment bank by as many as 14,000 people. As part of the plan, apparently, senior management at the parent will not take pay cuts. The action should be a warning to investment bank staff at other large financial institutions. Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) ended the last trading day at $17.73. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.29% and price to cash ratio as -.Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) showed a positive weekly performance of 2.07%.