Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainer (% price change)

  • The First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNLC): The shares closed at $13.75, up $1, or 7.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $134.72 million. About the company: First Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding company for The First. The Bank offers a wide variety of services including checking and savings accounts, consumer and commercial loans, credit cards, investment management and trust services. The First operates in coastal Maine.
  • Heritage Commerce Corp. (NASDAQ:HTBK): The shares closed at $4.41, up $0.29, or 7.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $115.96 million. About the company: Heritage Commerce Corp is a holding company for Heritage Bank of Commerce. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and uses such funds to originate a variety of commercial and consumer loans. Heritage Bank operates in Santa Clara and Alameda counties in California, as well as the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Lloyds TSB Group plc (ADR (NYSE:LYG): The shares closed at $2.13, up $0.14, or 7.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $36.64 billion. About the company: Lloyds Banking Group plc, through subsidiaries and associated companies, offers a range of banking and financial services. The Company provides retail banking, mortgages, pensions, asset management, insurance services, corporate banking, and treasury services.
  • MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (AMEX:MSL): The shares closed at $13.00, up $0.8, or 6.56%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $126.49 million. About the company: MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for MidSouth Bank, N.A. and Lamar Bank. The Banks provide a complete range of commercial and retail banking services to professional, commercial, and industrial customers in its market area. MidSouth operates in Louisiana and Texas.
  • ESB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ESBF): The shares closed at $11.55, up $0.67, or 6.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $171.72 million. About the company: ESB Financial Corporation is the holding company of ESB Bank, F.S.B. and PennFirst Financial Services, Inc. The Bank offers a variety of financial products and services through offices in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties, Pennsylvania.

Loser (% price change)

  • IMPAC Mortgage Hldgs (AMEX:IMH): The shares closed at $2.01, down $1.01, or 33.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $152.96 million. About the company: Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. is a mortgage real estate investment trust that invests primarily in non-conforming residential mortgage loans and securities backed by such loans. The Company also purchases and sells and securitizes primarily non-conforming mortgage loans. In addition, Impac provides warehouse and repurchase financing to originators of mortgage loans.
  • Helios High Yield Fund (NYSE:HHY): The shares closed at $24.91, down $2.77, or 10.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $170.02 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.
  • Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH): The shares closed at $15.60, down $1.06, or 6.36%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $718.61 million. About the company: Molina Healthcare Inc. is a managed care organization. The Company arranges for the delivery of health care services to persons eligible for Medicaid and other programs for low-income families and individuals. Molina Healthcare has health plans in California, Washington, Utah, and Michigan, as well as primary care clinics located in Northern and Southern California.
  • KB Financial Group, Inc (NYSE:KB): The shares closed at $34.50, down $1.75, or 4.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $13.33 billion. About the company: KB Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for Kookmin Bank. The Bank attracts deposits and offers commercial banking services. Kookmin offers mortgage and home equity, consumer and corporate loans; credit cards; securities investment and trading services; investment banking; investment advice; foreign exchange services; and insurance.
  • Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ:BKMU): The shares closed at $2.86, down $0.1, or 3.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $132.21 million. About the company: Bank Mutual Corporation is the holding company of Bank Mutual. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and invest those deposits in residential mortgage loans, consumer loans, multi- family and commercial real estate loans, and commercial business loans. Bank Mutual operates in the southern and northwestern parts of Wisconsin.

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

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