Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 17th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • ProShares UltraShort S (NYSE:SDS): The shares closed at $22.30, up $0.84, or 3.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.26 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.
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Ind (NYSE:FNIO): The shares closed at $26.10, up $0.89, or 3.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.17 billion.
  • ProShares UltraShort QQQ (NYSE:QID): The shares closed at $45.07, up $1.32, or 3.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $614.43 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
  • First Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:FFBH): The shares closed at $5.39, up $0.14, or 2.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $104.04 million. About the company: First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. is a holding company for First Federal Bank of Arkansas, FA. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate a variety of loans. First Federal Bank operates in northcentral and northwest Arkansas.
  • Kayne Anderson Energy (NYSE:KYE): The shares closed at $24.91, up $0.63, or 2.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $865.29 million. About the company: Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to obtain a high total return with emphasis on current income. The Fund will invest primarily in securities of companies engaged in the energy industry.

Losers (% price change)

  • Bank of Ireland (NYSE:IRE): The shares closed at $6.88, down $1.42, or 17.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.18 billion. About the company: The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland provides a range of banking, life insurance and other financial services to customers in Ireland and United Kingdom. Services include branch banking, personal and business loans, loan insurance, mortgages, foreign exchange, correspondent banking, credit cards and stockbroking.
  • Hampton Roads Bankshares (NASDAQ:HMPR): The shares closed at $4.24, down $0.52, or 10.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $146.54 million. About the company: Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. is the holding company for Bank of Hampton Roads. The Bank is involved in a general community and commercial banking business, targeting the needs of individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Bank of Hampton Roads operates various branches which serve Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, all located in Virginia.
  • Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF): The shares closed at $23.56, down $2.6, or 9.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $13.67 billion. About the company: Sun Life Financial Inc. is an international financial services organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and protection products and services. The Company provides insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pensions, investment management, trust services, and banking services. Sun Life serves individuals and corporate customers worldwide.
  • First Merchants Corp. (NASDAQ:FRME): The shares closed at $7.28, down $0.68, or 8.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $187.03 million. About the company: First Merchants Corporation is a multi-bank holding company. The Banks offer a broad range of financial services, including accepting time and transaction deposits, making commercial and consumer loans, issuing credit cards, and providing personal and corporate trust services. First Merchants operates offices in Indiana and Ohio.

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

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