Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 27th

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

Gainers (% price change)

Templeton Global Income (NYSE:GIM): The shares closed at $9.66, up $0.46, or 5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.28 billion. About the company: Templeton Global Income Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective seeks high current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of debt securities of U.S. and foreign issuers including emerging markets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC): The shares closed at $13.98, up $0.6, or 4.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $563.03 million. About the company: State Auto Financial Corporation is a regional property and casualty insurance holding company. The Company provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, commercial multi-peril, workers’ compensation, and fire insurance. State Auto markets its products through independent agents primarily in the Midwestern and Eastern United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM): The shares closed at $13.56, up $0.46, or 3.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.90 billion. About the company: SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, provides education funding, originating and servicing of U.S. government guaranteed and private student loans. The Company, through its subsidiaries, also provides debt management services and business and technical products to a range of clients including colleges, universities and loan guarantors. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc (NASDAQ:BARI): The shares closed at $39.67, up $1.08, or 2.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $185.95 million. About the company: Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc. is a holding company for Bank Rhode Island. The Bank is a full-service, state-chartered commercial bank and it operates in Providence and Kent counties, Rhode Island. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

First Financial Hldgs (NASDAQ:FFCH): The shares closed at $9.15, up $0.23, or 2.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $151.22 million. About the company: First Financial Holdings, Inc. is a savings and loan and financial holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a wide range of financial services, including banking, cash management, retail investment services, mortgage banking, insurance, trust, and investment management services. 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 >>

Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB): The shares closed at $6.47, down $0.3, or 4.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $125.80 million. About the company: Southwest Bancorp, Inc. is an independent, commercial-oriented financial services institution focusing on growth in Texas and Kansas. The Bank emphasizes serving the needs of the healthcare industry. Southwest Bancorp is the financial holding company for Stillwater National Bank & Trust Company, SNB Bank of Wichita, Business Consulting Group, Inc., and Healthcare Strategic Support, Inc. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Fortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG): The shares closed at $3.45, down $0.15, or 4.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.71 billion. About the company: Fortress Investment Group LLC is an alternative asset manager. The Company raises, invests and manages private equity funds, hedge funds and publically traded alternative investment vehicles. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Bancolombia S.A. (NYSE:CIB): The shares closed at $59.19, down $2.28, or 3.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.66 billion. About the company: Bancolombia S.A. attracts deposits and offers retail and commercial banking services. The Bank offers automobile, personal, and education loans; credit and debit cards; securities brokerage services; fund transfers; lease and foreign trade financing; insurance; and pension funds. Bancolombia and its subsidiaries serve Colombia, Panama, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and Miami. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Hingham Institution for (NASDAQ:HIFS): The shares closed at $47.19, down $1.81, or 3.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $100.31 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 >>

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

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