Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 2nd

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG): The shares closed at $52.94, up $5.31, or 11.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.26 billion. About the company: WellCare Health Plans Inc provides managed care services targeted exclusively to government-sponsored healthcare programs. The Company operates health plans in multiple states. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF): The shares closed at $23.99, up $2.31, or 10.65%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $441.90 million. About the company: AMERISAFE, Inc. provides workers’ compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers involved in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, logging, agriculture, oil and gas, maritime, and sawmills. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • SWS Group, Inc. (NYSE:SWS): The shares closed at $5.67, up $0.54, or 10.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $184.50 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 >>
  • Oppenheimer Hldgs. Inc (NYSE:OPY): The shares closed at $17.50, up $1.49, or 9.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $240.98 million. About the company: Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., through its principal subsidiary, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., is a United States regional broker-dealer. The Company offers a full range of services from various offices in the United States and international jurisdictions. Oppenheimer also offers online discount brokerage and dollar-based investing services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Epoch Holding Corp (NASDAQ:EPHC): The shares closed at $20.66, up $1.67, or 8.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $482.45 million. About the company: Epoch Holding Corporation is an investment advisory and investment management company. 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 >>
  • PowerShares WilderHill (NYSE:PBW): The shares closed at $5.84, down $0.52, or 8.18%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $307.48 million. About the company: Powershares Wilderhill Clean Energy Portfolio is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s investment objective seeks to correspond to the price and yield of the Wilderhill Clean Energy Index, a modified equal-weighted index. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • PowerShares Dynamic Oil (NYSE:PXJ): The shares closed at $20.05, down $1.6, or 7.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $242.60 million. About the company: PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services Portfolio is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield of the Dynamic Oil Services Intellidex Index, which evaluates companies based on a variety of investment merit criteria, including fundamental growth, stock valuation, investment timeliness and risk factors. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF (NYSE:VGK): The shares closed at $44.60, down $3.49, or 7.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.02 billion. About the company: Vanguard European ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI International Europe Index. The Fund invests all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in the same proportion as its weighting in the Index. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • SPDR S&P Metals and (NYSE:XME): The shares closed at $54.74, down $4.14, or 7.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $864.89 million. About the company: SPDR Metals & Mining ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the S&P Metals & Mining Select Industry Index, an equal-weighted index. 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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