Financial Sector Wrap

Published April 18, 2012

| FOXBusiness

During trading today, the S&P 500 dropped 0.3%, and the Financial sector (XLF) showed little change.

The ETF has moved down across its 50-day moving average of $15.36 today.

Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 10.9% (-$3.70) to close at $30.30. 157,823 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $28.25 to $34.

Auburn National (AUBN) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 5.6%. The stock closed at $23.20 with 4,000 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $22.10 to $23.20.

National Western Life Insurance Company (NWLI) declined 1.5% to close at $136.64, moving below its 50-day moving average of $138.04 and 200-day moving average of $140.39.

Signature Bank (GSBC) fell 1.6% to close at $64.18, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $62.83. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $21.99.

HomeStreet (HMST) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $34.32 to top the previous high of $33.18.

Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (GNI) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $74.01 to fall below the previous low of $81.30.

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