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 $31.32, up $5.99, or 23.65%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $850.82 million. 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.
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Ind (NYSE:FNIO): The shares closed at $17.55, up $2.44, or 16.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.46 billion.
  • MoneyGram Intl., Inc. (NYSE:MGI): The shares closed at $2.40, up $0.27, or 12.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $956.70 million. About the company: MoneyGram International, Inc. provides payment services to consumers and businesses through a network of agents and its financial institution customers. The Company enables consumers to make payments and to transfer money around the world.
  • Enterprise Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:EBTC): The shares closed at $13.29, up $1.41, or 11.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $125.24 million. About the company: Enterprise Bancorp Inc. is the holding company for Enterprise Bank and Trust Company. The Bank offers commercial and consumer loan and deposit products, investment management, trust and insurance services.
  • Oppenheimer Hldgs. Inc (NYSE:OPY): The shares closed at $17.39, up $1.67, or 10.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $237.73 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • IMPAC Mortgage Hldgs (AMEX:IMH): The shares closed at $2.00, down $1.02, or 33.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $152.20 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 $22.18, down $5.5, or 19.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $151.39 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.
  • Central Fund of Canada (NYSE:CEF): The shares closed at $21.21, down $2.14, or 9.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.40 billion. About the company: Central Fund of Canada Limited is a closed-end management investment company incorporated in Canada. The Fund’s objective is capital appreciation. The Fund invests primarily in long-term holdings of gold and silver bullion. The Fund intends to maintain 90% of its net assets in gold and silver bullion, at least 85% must be in the form of physical bullion holdings.
  • Aberdeen Chile Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CH): The shares closed at $14.73, down $1.44, or 8.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $121.58 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.
  • Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP): The shares closed at $89.72, down $5.63, or 5.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.16 billion. About the company: Credicorp Limited is a holding company for Banco de Credito del Peru, El Pacifico-Peruano Suiza Insurance Company and Atlantic Security Holding Corporation, among others. Credicorp provides a full range of financial services including commercial banking, corporate finance, brokerage services, asset management, trust and insurance.

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

Advantage: Check out our interactive stock charts, fundamentals, Twitter stream, and more >>

Improve Your 2011 Financial Health: Join the winning team of stock pickers with Wall St. Cheat Sheet’s acclaimed premium newsletter>>

More from The Cheat Sheet