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)

  • Centerline Holding Co.(CLNH): The shares closed at $2.37, up $0.05, or 2.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $121.10 million.
  • Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT): The shares closed at $22.64, up $0.44, or 1.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $905.60 million. About the company: Hugoton Royalty Trust owns net profit interests in natural gas producing properties located in the Hugoton area of Kansas and Oklahoma, the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, and the Green River Basin of Wyoming.
  • Pimco NY Muni Income Fund (NYSE:PNI): The shares closed at $11.13, up $0.18, or 1.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $120.50 million. About the company: PIMCO New York Municipal Income Fund II is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide current income exempt from federal, New York State and City income tax. The Fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in investment grade New York municipal bonds.
  • Gabelli Utility Trust (NYSE:GUT): The shares closed at $6.89, up $0.11, or 1.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $217.09 million. About the company: Gabelli Utility Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Trust’s objective is long-term growth of capital and income. The Trust invests primarily in companies that provide products, services or equipment for the generation or distribution of electricity, gas and water.
  • Lloyds TSB Group plc (ADR (NYSE:LYG): The shares closed at $2.13, up $0.03, or 1.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $36.64 billion. About the company: Lloyds Banking Group plc, through subsidiaries and associated companies, offers a range of banking and financial services. The Company provides retail banking, mortgages, pensions, asset management, insurance services, corporate banking, and treasury services.

Losers (% price change)

  • IMPAC Mortgage Hldgs (AMEX:IMH): The shares closed at $2.08, down $0.94, or 31.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $158.29 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 $23.81, down $3.87, or 13.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $162.51 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.
  • First Community (NASDAQ:FCBC): The shares closed at $9.58, down $1.09, or 10.22%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $171.65 million. About the company: First Community Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for First Community Bank, N.A. The Bank generates revenue primarily through commercial, real estate, and consumer lending within its respective market area. The Company also operates investment management and mortgage banking companies. First Community Bancshares operates in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
  • SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE:SWS): The shares closed at $4.93, down $0.54, or 9.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $160.42 million. About the company: SWS Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of investment and financial services. The Company’s services include corporate finance, fixed income trading and underwriting, private client group, research, equity trading, institutional sales, public finance, and securities clearing.
  • Oppenheimer Hldgs. Inc (NYSE:OPY): The shares closed at $16.10, down $1.73, or 9.7%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $220.10 million. About the company: Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., through its principal subsidiary, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., is a United States regional broker-dealer. The Company offers a full range of services from various offices in the United States and international jurisdictions. Oppenheimer also offers online discount brokerage and dollar-based investing services.

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

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