Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 8th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN): The shares closed at $3.40, up $0.43, or 14.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $452.92 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 $3.26, up $0.32, or 10.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $655.82 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 >>
  • ProShares UltraShort S (NYSE:SDS): The shares closed at $20.67, up $1.37, or 7.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.09 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Primus Guaranty, Ltd. (NYSE:PRS): The shares closed at $6.32, up $0.41, or 6.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $234.75 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 >>
  • Nomura Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:NMR): The shares closed at $3.22, down $0.45, or 12.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.79 billion. About the company: Nomura Holdings, Inc. is a holding company which manages financial operations for its subsidiaries. As a group, the Company provides a variety of financial services such as dealing, brokerage, underwriting, and asset management. Nomura Securities Co., a registered member of the New York and London Stock Exchanges, has branches around the world. 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 >>

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

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