Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 5th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG): The shares closed at $3.46, up $0.4, or 13.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $696.05 million. About the company: MGIC Investment Corporation, through its subsidiary, provides private mortgage insurance coverage in the United States. The Company’s customers include thrifts, mortgage bankers and brokers, commercial banks, credit unions, and other lending institutions. The Company also provides, through subsidiaries, underwriting and contract services related to home mortgage lending. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN): The shares closed at $2.49, up $0.25, or 11.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $331.70 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 >>
  • MainSource Financial (NASDAQ:MSFG): The shares closed at $8.92, up $0.73, or 8.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $180.16 million. About the company: MainSource Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for MainSource Bank, Peoples Trust Company, and MainSource Bank of Illinois. The banks attract deposits and offer business and consumer credit, insurance, investment brokerage, mutual funds, wealth management, and financial planning services in Indiana and Illinois. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO): The shares closed at $12.23, up $0.98, or 8.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.23 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 >>
  • Life Partners Hldgs., Inc (NASDAQ:LPHI): The shares closed at $7.34, up $0.51, or 7.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $136.87 million. About the company: Life Partners Holdings, Inc. matches life policy sellers with viatical settlement and senior life policy purchasers. A viatical settlement is the sale of a life insurance policy covering a person who is terminally ill. A senior life settlement is the transfer of a life insurance policy by an individual who is 70 years or older and no longer needs the coverage. 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 >>
  • Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B): The shares closed at $5.83, down $0.19, or 3.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $313.50 million. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX): The shares closed at $28.01, down $0.86, or 2.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.07 billion. About the company: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. operates an electronic, multi-dealer to client platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate and emerging markets bond trading. The Company’s technology delivers price discovery and trade execution services to institutional and broker-dealer clients. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM): The shares closed at $86.87, down $2.24, or 2.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $14.20 billion. About the company: Humana Inc. is a managed health care company with medical members located in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company offers coordinated health care through health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, point-of-service plans, and administrative services products. Humana offers its products to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals. 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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