Financial Stocks End the Week with a Whimper

The financial sector (NYSE:XLF) pulled out a tiny 0.07% gain on Friday after consumer sentiment for October rose to 60.9 — its highest level since July.

The largest gainer in the sector was CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE:CBG) with shares advancing more than 12%. Shares of MetLife Inc (NYSE:MET) also gained more than 2%.  Other insurers did not do as well with shares of Aon Corp. (NYSE:AON) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) down with losses of 7.5% and 5.2%, respectively.

Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA) component Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) rose ~2%. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) shares tumbled while shares of Travelers Cos. (NYSE:TRV) ticked up slightly.

Here’s how these financial services stocks ended the week:

  • CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG): The shares recently traded at $18.98, up $2.4, or 14.48%. Its market capitalization is $6.03 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $12.30 to $29.88. Volume today was 9,507,694 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 6,802,830 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 24.68, while trailing earnings are $0.77 per share. About the company: CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. is a global commercial real estate services firm. The Company offers a range of services to occupiers, owners, lenders, and investors in office, retail, industrial, multi-family, and other commercial real estate assets. CB Richard Ellis offer services such as advice and execution assistance for property leasing and sales, forecasting, and valuations.
  • MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET): The shares recently traded at $36.82, up $1.15, or 3.22%. Its market capitalization is $38.94 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $25.61 to $48.72. Volume today was 15,973,410 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 13,747,400 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 15.69, while trailing earnings are $2.35 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.74 per share for a dividend yield of 2.00%. About the company: MetLife, Inc. provides individual insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the regions of Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The Company’s products include life insurance, annuities, automobile and homeowners insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals as well as group insurance.
  • Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON): The shares recently traded at $47.99, down $2.13, or 4.25%. Its market capitalization is $15.68 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $39.56 to $54.58. Volume today was 7,038,061 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,147,060 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 18.01, while trailing earnings are $2.67 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.60 per share for a dividend yield of 1.30%. About the company: Aon Corporation is an insurance services holding company. The Company is comprised of risk and insurance brokerage consulting. Aon’s services include helping manage risk for clients, negotiating and placing insurance risk with other carriers, and advicing clients related to health and benefits, retirement, compensation, strategic human capital, and human resource outsourcing.
  • Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG): The shares recently traded at $26.98, down $0.97, or 3.47%. Its market capitalization is $8.46 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $20.48 to $35.00. Volume today was 6,284,430 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,680,340 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 11.01, while trailing earnings are $2.45 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.55 per share for a dividend yield of 2.00%. About the company: Principal Financial Group, Inc. offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a range of financial products and services. The Company offers retirement solutions, life and health insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products.
  • Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC): The shares recently traded at $7.35, up $0.3, or 4.26%. Its market capitalization is $74.49 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $5.13 to $15.31. Volume today was 273,167,237 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 306,867,000 shares. The company’s trailing earnings are $-0.31 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.04 per share for a dividend yield of 0.50%. About the company: Bank of America Corporation accepts deposits and offers banking, investing, asset management, and other financial and risk-management products and services. The Company has a mortgage lending subsidiary, and an investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): The shares recently traded at $36.69, up $0.02, or 0.05%. Its market capitalization is $141.61 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $27.85 to $48.36. Volume today was 39,893,754 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 50,032,900 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 7.82, while trailing earnings are $4.69 per share. The company pays a dividend of $1.00 per share for a dividend yield of 2.70%. About the company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking. The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance. JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals.
  • American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): The shares recently traded at $52.10, up $0.29, or 0.56%. Its market capitalization is $60.90 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $40.91 to $53.80. Volume today was 7,379,614 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 9,896,900 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 13.06, while trailing earnings are $3.99 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.72 per share for a dividend yield of 1.40%. About the company: American Express Company is a global payment and travel company. The Company’s principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world.
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV): The shares recently traded at $59.48, up $0.69, or 1.17%. Its market capitalization is $24.55 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $45.97 to $64.17. Volume today was 3,593,440 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 5,431,580 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 15.22, while trailing earnings are $3.91 per share. The company pays a dividend of $1.64 per share for a dividend yield of 2.80%. About the company: The Travelers Companies, Inc. provides commercial property casualty insurance and asset management services to businesses, government units, associations and individuals. The Company underwrites homeowners and auto insurance through independent agents.

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