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)

  • Harleysville Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HGIC): The shares closed at $58.96, up $27.44, or 87.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.60 billion. About the company: Harleysville Group Inc. is an insurance holding company. The Company operates with Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company to form a network of insurance companies primarily in the eastern and midwestern United States. Harleysville underwrites personal and commercial property and casualty coverages, including automobile, homeowners, commercial multi-peril, and workers compensation.
  • EMC Insurance Group Inc. (NASDAQ:EMCI): The shares closed at $18.85, up $2.27, or 13.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $243.03 million. About the company: EMC Insurance Group, Inc. is an insurance holding company. The Company provides property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, nonstandard risk automobile insurance, and excess and surplus lines insurance. EMC Insurance operates in the United States.
  • Donegal Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICA): The shares closed at $13.25, up $1.25, or 10.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $338.95 million. About the company: Donegal Group Inc. is an insurance holding company offering property and casualty insurance in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and Virginia. The Company offers full lines of personal and commercial products, including business owners, commercial peril, automobile, homeowners, boat owners, workers’ compensation, and other coverages.
  • ING Groep N.V. (NYSE:ING): The shares closed at $7.78, up $0.73, or 10.35%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $29.44 billion. About the company: ING Groep N.V. offers financial services to individuals, corporations, and other institutions. The Company offers corporate, investment, and private banking services, asset and portfolio management, treasury services, and insurance. ING Groep has offices throughout the world.
  • Umpqua Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UMPQ): The shares closed at $8.90, up $0.79, or 9.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.02 billion. About the company: Umpqua Holdings Corporation is the holding company for Umpqua Bank, an Oregon state-chartered bank. Umpqua Bank is engaged primarily in the business of commercial and retail banking and the delivery of retail brokerage services. The Bank provides asset management, mortgage banking and other financial services to corporate, institutional and individual customers.

Losers (% price change)

  • Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B): The shares closed at $5.63, down $0.47, or 7.7%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $302.67 million.
  • Middleburg Financial Corp (NASDAQ:MBRG): The shares closed at $14.72, down $0.52, or 3.41%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $102.99 million. About the company: Middleburg Financial Corporation is the holding company for The Middleburg Bank and The Tredegar Trust Company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers a wide range of banking, fiduciary, and investment management services to both individuals and small businesses. Middleburg operates in Virginia.
  • Winmark Corporation (NASDAQ:WINA): The shares closed at $48.62, down $1.47, or 2.93%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $241.71 million. About the company: Winmark Corporation develops, franchises, and operates value-oriented retail concepts for stores that buy, sell, trade, and consign used and new merchandise. The Company’s stores operate under various names, including Play It Again Sports, Once Upon A Child, Music Go Round, and Plato’s Closet.
  • Helios High Yield Fund (NYSE:HHY): The shares closed at $21.58, down $0.58, or 2.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $199.98 million. About the company: Helios High Yield Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is high current income, as well as capital growth. The Fund invests at least 65% of its total assets in high-yield bonds, debentures, notes, corporate loans and other debt instruments rated below investment-grade or unrated.
  • Aberdeen Asia-Pacific (AMEX:FAX): The shares closed at $6.70, down $0.18, or 2.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.75 billion. About the company: Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. is a closed-end, non-diversified investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks current income. The Fund may also achieve incidental capital appreciation. The Fund will invest primarily in Asian debt securities.

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

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