During trading today, the Financial sector (XLF) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 0.9%.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. As trading began today, XLF was down 9.8% over the last thirty trading days, and the S&P 500 climbed -5.8%.
NewBridge Bancorp (NBBC) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 10.5%. The stock closed at $4.54 with 4,280 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $4.46 to $4.58. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing 9 cents (2%) from a price of $4.45 on April 19, 2012.
NASB Financial (NASB) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 8.8% (-$1.47) to close at $15.31. 2,877 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $15.31 to $16.66.
San Juan Basin Royalty (SJT) rose 5.5% to close at $17.44, approaching its 50-day moving average of $17.68. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $19.99. PartnerRe (ACE) fell 1.7% to close at $70.22, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $69.85. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $71.60.
Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $35 to fall below the previous low of $37.82.