Sector Review: Action in the Financial Sector on Nov 25th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG): The shares closed at $2.58, up $0.18, or 7.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $519.02 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 >>
  • Woori Finance Hldgs. Co (NYSE:WF): The shares closed at $24.13, up $1.1, or 4.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.48 billion. About the company: Woori Finance Holdings Co., Ltd. is a holding company of Woori Bank, Kwangju Bank, Kyongnam Bank, and Woori Credit Card. The Company manages and controls its financial subsidiaries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS): The shares closed at $9.62, up $0.38, or 4.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $29.33 billion. About the company: Barclays PLC offers commercial and investment banking, insurance, financial, asset management and related services. The Company’s banking subsidiaries operates branches in the United Kingdom and overseas. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL): The shares closed at $36.22, up $1.36, or 3.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.86 billion. About the company: Arch Capital Group Ltd. is a Bermuda-based insurance and financial services company that provides reinsurance and insurance products on a worldwide basis. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • RenaissanceRe Hldgs. Ltd. (NYSE:RNR): The shares closed at $70.30, up $2.28, or 3.35%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.64 billion. About the company: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. is a global provider of reinsurance and insurance. The Company’s business primarily consists of catastrophe reinsurance, specialty reinsurance, and individual risk business. 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 >>
  • Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO): The shares closed at $11.17, down $0.74, or 6.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $118.54 million. About the company: Peoples Bancorp Inc. is a multi-bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries provide an array of financial products and services to their customers, including traditional banking products such as deposit accounts, lending products, credit and debit cards, corporate and personal trust services, and safe deposit rental facilities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Sun Bancorp, Inc. /NJ (NASDAQ:SNBC): The shares closed at $2.18, down $0.14, or 6.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $186.47 million. About the company: Sun Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Sun National Bank and Sun National Bank, Delaware. The Banks offer a wide variety of commercial and consumer lending and deposit services through branches located throughout southern and central New Jersey, New Castle County, Delaware, and in Philadelphia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK): The shares closed at $10.01, down $0.62, or 5.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $119.68 million. About the company: Nicholas Financial, Inc. acquires and services installment sales contracts for purchases of new and used automobiles and light trucks. The Company also makes direct consumer loans and sells consumer-finance related products. Nicholas also designs, develops, markets, and supports industry specific computer application software for small businesses in the Southeast United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Most Actives (dollar volume)

  • Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC): The shares closed at $5.17, up $0.03, or 0.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $52.40 billion. 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C): The shares closed at $23.63, up $0.12, or 0.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $69.09 billion. About the company: Citigroup Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company’s services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): The shares closed at $28.48, up $0.1, or 0.35%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $108.19 billion. 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC): The shares closed at $23.51, up $0.3, or 1.29%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $123.98 billion. About the company: Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, leasing, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Company operates through physical stores, the Internet and other distribution channels across North America and elsewhere internationally. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS): The shares closed at $88.75, up $0.86, or 0.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $43.69 billion. About the company: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a bank holding company, is a global investment banking and securities firm specializing in investment banking, trading and principal investments, asset management and securities services. The Company provides services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net worth individuals. 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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