Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 21st

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Global Cash Access Hldgs (NYSE:GCA): The shares closed at $4.24, up $0.24, or 6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $274.84 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 >>
  • Primus Guaranty, Ltd. (NYSE:PRS): The shares closed at $5.79, up $0.18, or 3.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $204.59 million. About the company: Primus Guaranty, Ltd., through it subsidiaries, provides credit risk protection for individual corporations, sovereigns, and financial institutions. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • BlackRock Insured (NYSE:BAF): The shares closed at $14.57, up $0.36, or 2.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $127.37 million. About the company: BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Trust’s objective is to provide current income exempt from regular Federal income tax and Florida intangible personal property tax. The Trust invests primarily in investment grade Florida municipal bonds. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Blackrock High Income (NYSE:HIS): The shares closed at $2.07, up $0.05, or 2.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $113.07 million. About the company: BlackRock High Income Shares is a diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is high current income with capital appreciation as a secondary objective. The Fund invests primarily in BBB or below rated, high-yield, fixed-income securities. The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its assets in private placements. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS): The shares closed at $6.21, up $0.13, or 2.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.16 billion. About the company: Janus Capital Group Inc. is a global asset management firm offering individual investors and institutional clients asset management services. The Company provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to individual and institutional investors through mutual funds, separate accounts and subadvised relationships. 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 $36.21, down $3.39, or 8.56%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.02 billion. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN): The shares closed at $2.18, down $0.16, or 6.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $290.40 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 $2.64, down $0.19, or 6.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $531.09 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 >>
  • Encore Capital Group, Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG): The shares closed at $20.72, down $1.43, or 6.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $507.65 million. About the company: Encore Capital Group, Inc. specializes in the collection, restructuring, resale, and securitization of receivable portfolios acquired at deep discounts. 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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