Sector Review: Action in the Financial Sector on Dec 15th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB): The shares closed at $6.02, up $1.38, or 29.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $117.05 million. About the company: Southwest Bancorp, Inc. is an independent, commercial-oriented financial services institution focusing on growth in Texas and Kansas. The Bank emphasizes serving the needs of the healthcare industry. Southwest Bancorp is the financial holding company for Stillwater National Bank & Trust Company, SNB Bank of Wichita, Business Consulting Group, Inc., and Healthcare Strategic Support, Inc. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL): The shares closed at $25.52, up $1.59, or 6.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $496.18 million. About the company: National Interstate Corporation is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a focus on the transportation industry. The Company offers its products through multiple distribution channels including independent agents and brokers, affiliated agencies, and via the Internet. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ): The shares closed at $22.92, up $1.2, or 5.52%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.82 billion. About the company: Lazard Ltd provides domestic and international financial advisory services and global transaction execution to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments, and individuals. The Company’s services include mergers and acquisitions, capital markets execution, asset management, and real estate investment banking. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Independence Holding Co. (NYSE:IHC): The shares closed at $8.75, up $0.45, or 5.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $143.64 million. About the company: Independence Holding Company sells life and health insurance through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, and Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. The Company is licensed to sell insurance in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. 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 >>
  • CNB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CCNE): The shares closed at $14.92, down $2.29, or 13.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $184.30 million. About the company: CNB Financial Corporation is the holding company for County National Bank. The Bank offers a variety of accounts and loans, as well as provides a full range of client services. County National’s primary marketing area consists of the Pennsylvania counties of Clearfield, Elk, McKean, and Cameron. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Capital City Bank Group (NASDAQ:CCBG): The shares closed at $9.90, down $1.04, or 9.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $169.85 million. About the company: Capital City Bank Group, Inc. is the holding company for Capital City Bank and First National Bank of Grady County. The Banks provide traditional deposit and credit services, asset management, trust, mortgage banking, credit cards, data processing and security brokerage services. Capital City operates in north and north central Florida and south Georgia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • First BanCorp. (NYSE:FBP): The shares closed at $3.64, down $0.2, or 5.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $743.45 million. About the company: First BanCorp. is the holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico. The Bank provides commercial banking services through a network of offices in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. First BanCorp also operates Money Express, a small loan company and First Leasing and Rental Corporation, a vehicle leasing and rental company. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIBC): The shares closed at $3.13, down $0.14, or 4.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $223.14 million. About the company: Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of Wilshire State Bank, which serves businesses and consumers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in California and also has loan offices in Northern California, Washington, Oklahoma, Nevada and Texas. The Bank specializes in making Small Business Administration and other loans to minority-owned businesses. 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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