On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.6%, the Financial sector (XLF) showed little change.
Universal American Corporation (UAM) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 14.1% (+$1.29) to close at $10.47 with 694,217 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $9.75 to $10.68. The stock has been dipping in the last two months, down $1.02 (-8.9%) from a price of $11.49 on March 2, 2012. Similarly, Cardtronics (CATM) gained today, increasing $2.36 (+9%) to close at $28.72.
Access National Corporation (ANCX) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 7.9% (-$1.01) to close at $11.75. 26,460 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $11.75 to $13.13.
ProShares Ultra Oil \x26 Gas (ETF (DIG) rose 2.7% to close at $47.56, cross its 50-day moving average of $46.59 and 200-day moving average of $45.78.
San Juan Basin Royalty (SJT) rose 5.7% to close at $17.90, approaching its 50-day moving average of $18.07. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $20.51. Virtus Investment Partners (PWOD) fell 2.8% to close at $82.02, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $81.76. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $37.99.