Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $18.05, but opened at $18.48. Deutsche Bank AG shares last traded at $19.04, with a volume of 6042588 shares traded.

A number of equities analysts have commented on DB shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Deutsche Bank AG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Credit Suisse Group raised Deutsche Bank AG from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. DZ Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Deutsche Bank AG in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Macquarie lowered Deutsche Bank AG from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $18.03 price target for the company. in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Deutsche Bank AG from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.26.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The company has a market cap of $39,590.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.21 and a beta of 1.37.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DB. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its holdings in shares of Deutsche Bank AG by 83.6% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 6,132 shares of the bank’s stock worth $109,000 after purchasing an additional 2,793 shares during the last quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA acquired a new stake in Deutsche Bank AG in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $130,000. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Deutsche Bank AG by 49.9% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 8,278 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 2,757 shares during the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Deutsche Bank AG in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $180,000. Finally, Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new stake in Deutsche Bank AG in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $195,000. Institutional investors own 22.21% of the company’s stock.

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