Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 12th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF): The shares closed at $19.30, up $1.26, or 6.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.25 billion. About the company: Sun Life Financial Inc. is an international financial services organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and protection products and services. The Company provides insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pensions, investment management, trust services, and banking services. Sun Life serves individuals and corporate customers worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Hingham Institution for (NASDAQ:HIFS): The shares closed at $50.00, up $1.95, or 4.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $106.29 million. About the company: Hingham Institution for Savings provides a variety of financial services to individuals and small business through offices in southeastern Massachusetts. The Bank’s primary deposit products are savings, checking, and term certificate accounts, and its primary lending products are residential and commercial mortgage loans. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Astoria Financial Corp. (NYSE:AF): The shares closed at $8.32, up $0.17, or 2.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $819.83 million. About the company: Astoria Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and invests those deposits, along with other funds, in a variety of loans and mortgage backed securities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Eaton Vance Municipal (NYSE:EVN): The shares closed at $12.43, up $0.23, or 1.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $282.68 million. About the company: Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to achieve current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Fund invests primarily in investment-grade municipal obligations. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Helios High Yield Fund (NYSE:HHY): The shares closed at $23.14, down $4.54, or 16.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $157.94 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK): The shares closed at $8.67, down $1.06, or 10.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $159.83 million. About the company: Pacific Continental Corporation is the holding company for Pacific Continental Bank. The Bank is a full-service commercial bank, providing commercial financing, banking, mortgage lending, and other services. Pacific Continental operates offices in the state of Oregon, with its primary market in Lane, Washington, and Linn Counties. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ING Groep N.V. (NYSE:ING): The shares closed at $7.15, down $0.68, or 8.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $27.06 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU): The shares closed at $10.63, down $0.97, or 8.36%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $105.67 million. About the company: Value Line, Inc. produces investment related periodical publications. The Company also provides investment advisory services to mutual funds, institutions, and individual clients. Publications include “The Value Line Investment Survey,” “Value Line Select,” “The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey,” and “The Value Line No-Load Fund Advisor.” Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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

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