Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 13th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • TIB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:TIBB): The shares closed at $9.64, up $1.04, or 12.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $119.05 million. About the company: TIB Financial Corp. is a holding company for TIB Bank of the Keys. The Bank conducts a general commercial banking business serving individuals, professionals, and business customers through offices located throughout the Florida Keys. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO): The shares closed at $13.43, up $0.68, or 5.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.45 billion. About the company: Assured Guaranty Ltd. provides financial guaranty insurance and reinsurance, as well as mortgage guaranty coverage. The Company’s products include guaranties for municipal finance, structured finance, and corporate bonds. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Independence Holding Co. (NYSE:IHC): The shares closed at $8.43, up $0.32, or 3.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $138.38 million. About the company: Independence Holding Company sells life and health insurance through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, and Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. The Company is licensed to sell insurance in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • First Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:FFBH): The shares closed at $5.19, up $0.19, or 3.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $100.18 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • West Coast Bancorp (NASDAQ:WCBO): The shares closed at $16.41, up $0.48, or 3.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $316.75 million. About the company: West Coast Bancorp is the holding company for West Coast Bank. The Bank provides community banking and related services to individuals, professionals, and small and medium-sized businesses through a network of offices in western Oregon and southwestern Washington. 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 >>
  • Bank of Ireland (NYSE:IRE): The shares closed at $4.45, down $0.25, or 5.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $335.22 million. About the company: The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland provides a range of banking, life insurance and other financial services to customers in Ireland and United Kingdom. Services include branch banking, personal and business loans, loan insurance, mortgages, foreign exchange, correspondent banking, credit cards and stockbroking. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS): The shares closed at $10.82, down $0.59, or 5.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $32.99 billion. About the company: Barclays PLC offers commercial and investment banking, insurance, financial, asset management and related services. The Company’s banking subsidiaries operates branches in the United Kingdom and overseas. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA): The shares closed at $8.71, down $0.46, or 5.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $151.59 million. About the company: West Bancorporation is the holding company for West Des Moines State Bank (West Bank). The Bank is a full-service commercial bank serving small- to mediumsized businesses and individuals through several branches located in Des Moines and West Des Moines, Iowa. 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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