During trading today, the Financial sector (XLF) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 0.1%.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLF was up 3.4% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 2.5%.
Assured Guaranty (AGO) fell 6.7% to close at $12.64, crossing its 50-day moving average of $12.69. Meanwhile, Molina Healthcare (MOH) climbed 17.6% to close at $27.12, moving past its 200-day moving average of $26.65.
WellPoint (WLP) rose 3.4% to close at $61.95, approaching its 50-day moving average of $67.07. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $67.54. Triple-S Management (GTS) rose 4.5% to close at $18.77, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $20.08.
Rurban Financial Corporation (RBNF) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 12.4%. The stock closed at $7.88 with 42,533 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $7.04 to $8.02.
First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas (FFBH) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 8.7% (-72 cents) to close at $7.56, as 29,384 shares moved. The stock traded between $7.50 and $8.42. Share price is up, having risen 19 cents (2.5%) from $7.75 on June 7, 2012.