Financial Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 20th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR): The shares closed at $15.84, up $1.43, or 9.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $266.35 million. About the company: Banner Corporation a bank holding company involved in the business of planning, directing and coordinating the business activities of its subsidiary banks. The Banks offers a wide variety of commercial banking services and financial products to individuals, businesses and public sector entities.
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB): The shares closed at $11.63, up $0.97, or 9.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.70 billion. About the company: Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company that operates banking centers in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. The Company’s principal businesses include retail banking, commercial banking, investment advisory, and data processing.
  • Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE:GHL): The shares closed at $37.62, up $2.9, or 8.35%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.10 billion. About the company: Greenhill & Co., Inc is an independent investment bank. The Company focuses on providing financial advice on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raisings to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments. Greenhill & Co. has offices throughout the world.
  • Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR): The shares closed at $16.47, up $1.12, or 7.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $396.89 million. About the company: Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank. The Bank conducts a full-service commercial banking business through a network of offices located in Montgomery, Howard, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, and Frederick counties in Maryland. The Company also operates Sandy Spring Insurance Company and The Equipment Leasing Company.
  • KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY): The shares closed at $6.81, up $0.44, or 6.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.49 billion. About the company: KeyCorp is a financial services holding company. The Company provides a wide range of retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate and institutional clients.

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.
  • Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS): The shares closed at $24.15, down $2.08, or 7.93%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.04 billion. About the company: Cohen & Steers, Inc. manages portfolios specializing in global real estate securities, large cap value stocks, listed infrastructure, and preferred securities, as well as alternative investment strategies for qualified investors. The firm serves individual and institutional investors around the world through a broad range of investment vehicles.
  • First Opportunity Fund(FOFI): The shares closed at $10.33, down $0.81, or 7.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $426.61 million.
  • Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HBAN): The shares closed at $4.88, down $0.36, or 6.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.21 billion. About the company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a multi-state bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries provide full-service commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, customized insurance service programs, and other financial products and services.
  • Astoria Financial Corp. (NYSE:AF): The shares closed at $7.99, down $0.58, or 6.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $787.39 million. About the company: Astoria Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and invests those deposits, along with other funds, in a variety of loans and mortgage backed securities.

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

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