Conglomerates Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 1st

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Conglomerates sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • The Zweig Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ZF): The shares closed at $2.96, up $0.02, or 0.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $272.19 million. About the company: Zweig Fund, Inc. is a closed-end, diversified management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks to increase capital primarily through investment in equity securities consistent with the preservation of capital. The Fund also seeks to preserve capital through the use of certain hedging and market timing techniques. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN): The shares closed at $19.12, up $0.12, or 0.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.53 billion. About the company: Olin Corporation manufactures chemicals and ammunition products. The Company manufactures and sells chlorine, caustic soda, sodium hydrosulfite, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, sodium chlorate, bleach products, and potassium hydroxide. Olin also manufactures products that include sporting ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and industrial cartridges. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y): The shares closed at $279.31, down $8.69, or 3.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.39 billion. About the company: Alleghany Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is involved in the property and casualty and surety insurance business. The Company also provides reinsurance to Alleghany group operating units and affiliates own and manages properties in the Sacramento, California region, as well as conducts corporate investment and other activities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT): The shares closed at $19.81, down $0.36, or 1.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.84 billion. About the company: ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB): The shares closed at $18.68, down $0.29, or 1.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $42.78 billion. About the company: ABB Limited provides power and automation technologies. The Company operates under segments that include power products, power systems, automation products, process automation and robotics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Siemens AG (NYSE:SI): The shares closed at $99.94, down $1.47, or 1.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $87.37 billion. About the company: Siemens AG manufactures a wide range of industrial and consumer products. The Company builds locomotives, traffic control systems, automotive electronics, and engineers electrical power plants. Siemens also provides public and private communications networks, computers, building control systems, medical equipment, and electrical components. The Company operates worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC): The shares closed at $47.41, down $0.55, or 1.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $21.90 billion. About the company: Tyco International Ltd. provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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