Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 1st

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • ProShares UltraShort S (AMEX:SDS): The shares closed at $21.34, up $2.04, or 10.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.16 billion. About the company: UltraShort S&P500 ProShares is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the S&P 500 Index.
  • ProShares UltraShort QQQ (AMEX:QID): The shares closed at $45.89, up $3.65, or 8.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $625.61 million. About the company: UltraShort QQQ ProShares is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the NASDAQ-100 Index
  • Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN): The shares closed at $2.55, up $0.2, or 8.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $339.69 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.
  • iShares Barclays 20+ Yr (AMEX:TLT): The shares closed at $119.49, up $8.03, or 7.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.04 billion. About the company: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Barclays Capital 20+ Year Treasury Index. The Fund invests 95% of its assets in US Government bonds.
  • PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE:PRE): The shares closed at $64.92, up $2.7, or 4.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.40 billion. About the company: PartnerRe Ltd. provides multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. The Company offers catastrophe, property, automobile, marine, space and aviation, credit/surety, miscellaneous casualty lines, life/annuity. and health.

Losers (% price change)

  • First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC): The shares closed at $10.30, down $2.38, or 18.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $173.84 million. About the company: First Bancorp is the holding company for First Bank and two nonbank subsidiaries. The Bank provides demand and time deposits, loans, discount brokerage services, and self-directed individual retirement accounts to individuals and businesses in North Carolina. The Company also provides electronic data processing services and owns and operates real estate.
  • 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.
  • Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B): The shares closed at $6.08, down $1.03, or 14.49%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $326.86 million.
  • ING Groep N.V. (NYSE:ING): The shares closed at $7.43, down $1.21, or 14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $28.12 billion. About the company: ING Groep N.V. offers financial services to individuals, corporations, and other institutions. The Company offers corporate, investment, and private banking services, asset and portfolio management, treasury services, and insurance. ING Groep has offices throughout the world.
  • ESB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ESBF): The shares closed at $12.28, down $1.57, or 11.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $182.57 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.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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