Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 9th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY (NASDAQ:RBCAA): The shares closed at $22.57, up $1.8, or 8.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $472.95 million. About the company: Republic Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Republic Bank & Trust Company. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and originates a variety of commercial and consumer loans. Republic Bank operates in north central and central Kentucky. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • First Merchants Corp. (NASDAQ:FRME): The shares closed at $8.66, up $0.66, or 8.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $247.15 million. About the company: First Merchants Corporation is a multi-bank holding company. The Banks offer a broad range of financial services, including accepting time and transaction deposits, making commercial and consumer loans, issuing credit cards, and providing personal and corporate trust services. First Merchants operates offices in Indiana and Ohio. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B): The shares closed at $5.82, up $0.43, or 7.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $312.96 million. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ESB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ESBF): The shares closed at $13.84, up $0.97, or 7.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $205.76 million. About the company: ESB Financial Corporation is the holding company of ESB Bank, F.S.B. and PennFirst Financial Services, Inc. The Bank offers a variety of financial products and services through offices in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties, Pennsylvania. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ:BKMU): The shares closed at $3.47, up $0.24, or 7.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $160.41 million. About the company: Bank Mutual Corporation is the holding company of Bank Mutual. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and invest those deposits in residential mortgage loans, consumer loans, multi- family and commercial real estate loans, and commercial business loans. Bank Mutual operates in the southern and northwestern parts of Wisconsin. 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 >>
  • Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU): The shares closed at $11.60, down $0.51, or 4.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $115.31 million. About the company: Value Line, Inc. produces investment related periodical publications. The Company also provides investment advisory services to mutual funds, institutions, and individual clients. Publications include “The Value Line Investment Survey,” “Value Line Select,” “The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey,” and “The Value Line No-Load Fund Advisor.” Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Berkshire Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BERK): The shares closed at $7.07, down $0.18, or 2.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $102.14 million. About the company: Berkshire Bancorp Inc. is the holding company for The Berkshire Bank. The Bank is a commercial bank that provides personalized services to high net worth individuals and to small and mid-sized businesses primarily from the New York City metropolitan area. The Bank’s main office is in mid-town Manhattan and it has branches in Brooklyn, downtown Manhattan, and Orange County, New York. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Invesco Van Kampen Bond (NYSE:VBF): The shares closed at $20.63, down $0.36, or 1.72%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $233.86 million. About the company: Invesco Bond Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is interest income while conserving capital. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of high-quality debt securities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Nomura Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:NMR): The shares closed at $3.28, down $0.04, or 1.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.01 billion. About the company: Nomura Holdings, Inc. is a holding company which manages financial operations for its subsidiaries. As a group, the Company provides a variety of financial services such as dealing, brokerage, underwriting, and asset management. Nomura Securities Co., a registered member of the New York and London Stock Exchanges, has branches around the world. 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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