Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 2nd

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

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  • 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 >>
  • WestAmerica Bancorp. (NASDAQ:WABC): The shares closed at $42.28, down $2.15, or 4.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.20 billion. About the company: Westamerica Bancorporation is the holding company for Westamerica Bank and Bank of Lake County. The Banks provide a full range of services to individual and corporate customers in northern and central California. The Company’s other subsidiaries finance accounts receivable and inventory lines of credit and term business loans, as well as provides data processing services to the Company. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN): The shares closed at $2.24, down $0.11, or 4.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $298.40 million. About the company: Radian Group Inc. provides financial guarantee insurance. The Company’s products and services enable homebuyers to purchase homes more quickly and with smaller down payments, protect lenders against loan default, and lower the costs of mortgage origination and servicing. Radian also provides insurance and reinsurance to investors in corporate, municipal, and asset-backed securities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Cash America Intl., Inc. (NYSE:CSH): The shares closed at $48.23, down $1.71, or 3.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.41 billion. About the company: Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty finance services to individuals in the United States, United Kingdom, and Sweden. The Company offers secured non-recourse loans, also known as pawn loans. Cash America also provides check cashing services and rental services through its subsidiaries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS): The shares closed at $48.09, down $1.5, or 3.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $52.22 billion. About the company: Bank of Nova Scotia provides retail, commercial, international, corporate, investment and private banking services and products. 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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