Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 7th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:SAN): The shares closed at $72.27, up $5.69, or 8.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $13.11 billion. About the company: Banco Santander Chile attracts deposits and offers retail and commercial banking services in Chile. The Bank offers personal and corporate loans, credit cards, mutual funds, lease financing, securities brokerage services, and business consulting. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE:SWS): The shares closed at $7.23, up $0.52, or 7.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $235.26 million. About the company: SWS Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of investment and financial services. The Company’s services include corporate finance, fixed income trading and underwriting, private client group, research, equity trading, institutional sales, public finance, and securities clearing. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN): The shares closed at $2.56, up $0.17, or 7.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $341.02 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 >>
  • MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG): The shares closed at $3.60, up $0.22, or 6.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $724.22 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 >>
  • Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH): The shares closed at $80.97, up $3.88, or 5.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.73 billion. About the company: Banco de Chile attracts deposits and offers retail and commercial banking services. The Bank offers credit, mortgage loans, co-branded credit cards, securities brokerage services, mutual funds, factoring, insurance, and investment products. Banco de Chile operates a network of branches in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. 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 >>
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Ind (NYSE:FNIO): The shares closed at $27.78, down $1.44, or 4.93%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.32 billion. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Washington Banking Co. (NASDAQ:WBCO): The shares closed at $11.01, down $0.51, or 4.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $169.09 million. About the company: Washington Banking Company is the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank. The Bank provides a full range of commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and other individuals. Whidbey operates offices in Island, Skagit, and Whatcom counties, in northwestern Washington. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR): The shares closed at $9.95, down $0.43, or 4.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $139.92 million. About the company: Sierra Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of the Sierra. The Bank grants commercial, real estate mortgage, real estate construction and consumer loans to consumers, farmers and businesses in the South Central San Joaquin Valley of California, specifically Tulare, Fresno, Kern, Kings and Madera counties. Bank of the Sierra also offers Internet banking. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA): The shares closed at $9.42, down $0.39, or 3.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $163.94 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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