Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 3rd

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Protective Life Corp. (NYSE:PL): The shares closed at $21.28, up $2.89, or 15.72%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.80 billion. About the company: Protective Life Corporation provides financial services through the production, distribution, and administration of insurance and investment products. The Company markets individual life insurance, credit life and disability insurance, guaranteed investment contracts, guaranteed funding agreements, and annuities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:CBKN): The shares closed at $2.45, up $0.25, or 11.36%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $210.22 million. About the company: Capital Bank Corporation is the holding company for Capital Bank. The Bank offers a broad range of financial services through offices throughout North Carolina. The Company also operates Capital Bank Investment Services, Inc., which provides investment advisory and brokerage services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ING Groep N.V. (NYSE:ING): The shares closed at $8.61, up $0.86, or 11.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $32.58 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Ind (NYSE:FNIO): The shares closed at $35.29, up $3.29, or 10.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.94 billion. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Primus Guaranty, Ltd. (NYSE:PRS): The shares closed at $6.07, up $0.49, or 8.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $225.46 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 >>

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 >>
  • ICG Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ICGE): The shares closed at $8.77, down $1.43, or 13.97%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $324.41 million. About the company: Internet Capital Group, Inc. is an Internet holding company primarily involved in managing and operating a network of business-to-business e-commerce companies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE:JEF): The shares closed at $10.75, down $1.52, or 12.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.15 billion. About the company: Jefferies Group, Inc. is an independent, full-service global securities and investment banking firm. The Company provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, including M&A and restructuring, as well as institutional brokerage in equity, equity-linked, high yield and other fixed income securities, along with fundamental research and asset management. 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 >>

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

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