Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) shares gapped up prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $14.21, but opened at $14.30. Deutsche Bank AG shares last traded at $14.43, with a volume of 2,612,945 shares trading hands.

Several research firms have weighed in on DB. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Deutsche Bank AG in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Vetr lowered shares of Deutsche Bank AG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $19.33 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, April 20th. DZ Bank AG reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Deutsche Bank AG in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Deutsche Bank AG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Deutsche Bank AG in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.00.

The stock’s market capitalization is $19.62 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $14.93 and a 200-day moving average of $17.30.

A number of hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Deutsche Bank AG by 21.3% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 294,282 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,107,000 after buying an additional 51,770 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in shares of Deutsche Bank AG by 7.8% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 9,025,293 shares of the company’s stock valued at $203,294,000 after buying an additional 649,298 shares during the period. Mandatum Life Insurance Co Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Deutsche Bank AG during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,455,000. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Deutsche Bank AG by 304.2% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 967,919 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,375,000 after buying an additional 728,448 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Deutsche Bank AG by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,308,802 shares of the company’s stock valued at $707,807,000 after buying an additional 811,605 shares during the period.

Deutsche Bank AG is a global investment bank. The Bank is a financial services provider to Indian corporate, institutional and individual clients. It operates through five corporate divisions: Corporate Banking & Securities (CB&S), Private & Business Clients (PBC), Global Transaction Banking (GTB), Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) and Non-Core Operations Unit (NCOU).

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