The Financial sector (XLF) showed little movement on a trading day that saw S&P 500 fall 0.3%.
Barclays (BCS) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 12.1% (-$1.49) to close at $10.84. 21.5 million shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $10.15 and $10.96. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $4.40 (-28.9%) from a price of $15.24 on April 2, 2012.
First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas (FFBH) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 9.1% (+72 cents) to close at $8.60 with 58,413 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $7.83 to $8.95. Share price is up, having risen $1.05 (13.9%) from $7.55 on May 30, 2012. Popular (BPOP) also gained today, climbing 87 cents (+5.7%) to close at $16.25.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) declined 9.8% to close at $6.61, moving below its 50-day moving average of $7.09 and 200-day moving average of $7.63. Oriental Financial Group (OFG) rose 5.4% to close at $11.02, crossing its 50-day moving average of $10.47.
Molina Healthcare (MOH) rose 8.6% to close at $23.16, approaching its 50-day moving average of $23.76. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $26.76. United Bankshares (CVH) fell 2.7% to close at $25.88, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $25.40. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $31.74.
Triangle Capital Corporation (TCAP) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $22.80 to top the previous high of $22.21.