Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Financial (NYSE:XLF) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Taylor Capital Group, Inc (NASDAQ:TAYC): The shares closed at $6.97, up $0.7, or 11.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $141.59 million. About the company: Taylor Capital Group, Inc. is a bank holding company for Cole Taylor Bank. The Bank provides middle-market business banking, small business banking, commercial real estate lending and wealth management. Taylor Capital operates in the Chicago metropolitan area.
  • Sun Bancorp, Inc. /NJ (NASDAQ:SNBC): The shares closed at $2.93, up $0.25, or 9.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $243.42 million. About the company: Sun Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Sun National Bank and Sun National Bank, Delaware. The Banks offer a wide variety of commercial and consumer lending and deposit services through branches located throughout southern and central New Jersey, New Castle County, Delaware, and in Philadelphia.
  • Woori Finance Hldgs. Co (NYSE:WF): The shares closed at $24.20, up $2.01, or 9.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.50 billion. About the company: Woori Finance Holdings Co., Ltd. is a holding company of Woori Bank, Kwangju Bank, Kyongnam Bank, and Woori Credit Card. The Company manages and controls its financial subsidiaries.
  • Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B): The shares closed at $6.31, up $0.52, or 8.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $339.23 million.
  • Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO): The shares closed at $11.25, up $0.91, or 8.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.07 billion. About the company: Assured Guaranty Ltd. provides financial guaranty insurance and reinsurance, as well as mortgage guaranty coverage. The Company’s products include guaranties for municipal finance, structured finance, and corporate bonds.

Losers (% price change)

  • Life Partners Hldgs., Inc (NASDAQ:LPHI): The shares closed at $6.00, down $0.41, or 6.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $111.86 million. About the company: Life Partners Holdings, Inc. matches life policy sellers with viatical settlement and senior life policy purchasers. A viatical settlement is the sale of a life insurance policy covering a person who is terminally ill. A senior life settlement is the transfer of a life insurance policy by an individual who is 70 years or older and no longer needs the coverage.
  • Centerline Holding Co.(CLNH): The shares closed at $2.15, down $0.12, or 5.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $109.86 million.
  • Discover Financial (NYSE:DFS): The shares closed at $24.86, down $1.17, or 4.49%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $13.57 billion. About the company: Discover Financial Services is a credit card issuer and electronic payment services company. The Company issues credit cards and offers student and personal loans, as well as savings products such as certificates of deposit and money market accounts and operates an automated teller machine(ATM)/debit network, which includes ATMs, as well as POS terminals nationwide.
  • MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (AMEX:MSL): The shares closed at $10.75, down $0.5, or 4.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $104.60 million. About the company: MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for MidSouth Bank, N.A. and Lamar Bank. The Banks provide a complete range of commercial and retail banking services to professional, commercial, and industrial customers in its market area. MidSouth operates in Louisiana and Texas.
  • First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN): The shares closed at $6.32, down $0.19, or 2.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.67 billion. About the company: First Horizon National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial services. The Company offers a variety of commercial banking services and also conducts mortgage banking, capital markets, and transaction processing.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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