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)

  • Aberdeen Chile Fund, Inc. (AMEX:CH): The shares closed at $19.80, up $0.88, or 4.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $161.93 million. About the company: Chile Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to seek total return consisting of capital appreciation and income. The Fund invests as least 75% of its assets in Chilean equity and debt securities.
  • First Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:FFBH): The shares closed at $5.80, up $0.21, or 3.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $111.96 million. About the company: First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. is a holding company for First Federal Bank of Arkansas, FA. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate a variety of loans. First Federal Bank operates in northcentral and northwest Arkansas.
  • Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:BBNK): The shares closed at $9.82, up $0.27, or 2.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $148.20 million. About the company: Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company of Bridge Bank, National Association. The Bank is a full-service business bank serving small and middle-market businesses in the Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Sacramento, San Diego, and Fresno, all located in California.
  • The Hyperion Brookfield (NYSE:HTR): The shares closed at $6.10, up $0.13, or 2.18%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $188.71 million. About the company: Helios Total Return Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide a high total return. The Fund invests in US Treasury, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Asset-Backed Securities and High Yield Corporate Securities.
  • Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC): The shares closed at $7.85, up $0.15, or 1.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $103.80 million. About the company: Preferred Bank is a full-service commercial bank that specializes in several specific market niches. The Bank serves middle market business, international market business, professionals, real estate financing, international private banking, merchant processing, and other niche markets. Preferred Bank serves clients through several offices located in California.

Losers (% price change)

  • IMPAC Mortgage Hldgs (AMEX:IMH): The shares closed at $2.03, down $0.99, or 32.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $154.48 million. About the company: Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. is a mortgage real estate investment trust that invests primarily in non-conforming residential mortgage loans and securities backed by such loans. The Company also purchases and sells and securitizes primarily non-conforming mortgage loans. In addition, Impac provides warehouse and repurchase financing to originators of mortgage loans.
  • Helios High Yield Fund (NYSE:HHY): The shares closed at $24.70, down $2.98, or 10.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $168.59 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.
  • Western Alliance (NYSE:WAL): The shares closed at $5.16, down $0.52, or 9.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $423.84 million. About the company: Western Alliance Bancorp is a multi-bank holding company. The Company provides a full range of banking and related services to businesses and consumers in Nevada, Arizona, and California.
  • ING Groep N.V. (NYSE:ING): The shares closed at $6.78, down $0.64, or 8.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $25.66 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.

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

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