Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 18th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • JMP Group Inc. (NYSE:JMP): The shares closed at $7.19, up $0.56, or 8.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $160.97 million. About the company: JMP Group, Inc. offers investment banking and asset management services. The Company securities trading and equity research services to institutional and corporate clients, and alternative asset management products and services to institutional investors, high net-worth individuals, and their own account. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Global Cash Access Hldgs (NYSE:GCA): The shares closed at $4.00, up $0.26, or 6.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $259.28 million. About the company: Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, provides cash access and customer relationship marketing technologies to the gaming industry. The Company delivers products and services to gaming properties throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE:SWS): The shares closed at $5.49, up $0.31, or 5.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $178.64 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 >>
  • Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B): The shares closed at $6.39, up $0.34, or 5.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $343.61 million. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • West Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTBA): The shares closed at $9.38, up $0.49, or 5.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $163.25 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 >>

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 >>
  • BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN): The shares closed at $5.61, down $0.32, or 5.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $118.22 million. About the company: BankFinancial Corporation provides a range of personal and business banking. The Bank also offers investment, mortgage, and insurance services, as well as consumer and commercial lending. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • MoneyGram Intl., Inc. (NYSE:MGI): The shares closed at $16.25, down $0.78, or 4.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $809.92 million. About the company: MoneyGram International, Inc. provides payment services to consumers and businesses through a network of agents and its financial institution customers. The Company enables consumers to make payments and to transfer money around the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • North European Oil (NYSE:NRT): The shares closed at $31.19, down $1.41, or 4.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $286.64 million. About the company: North European Oil Royalty Trust receives royalties based on its interests in oil, natural gas, and sulfur in parts of Germany. The Trust is affiliated with Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, and local companies. The royalties are received for sales of gas well gas, oil well gas, crude oil, distillate, and sulfur. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD): The shares closed at $16.49, down $0.52, or 3.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $63.07 billion. About the company: Banco Bradesco S.A. attracts deposits and offers commercial banking services. The Bank offers business loans, personal credit, mortgages, lease financing, mutual funds, securities brokerage, and Internet banking services. Bradesco operates in Brazil and Argentina, the United States, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom. Bradesco offers credit cards, insurance, and pension funds. 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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