While the S&P 500 grew 0.1%, the Financial sector (XLF) showed little movement during trading today.
Kingstone Companies (KINS) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 13.8% (-80 cents) to close at $4.98. 26,186 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $4.64 to $5.77.
Crumbs Bake Shop (CRMB) fell 11.6% to close at $2.66, crossing its 50-day moving average of $2.37. Meanwhile, Nelnet (NNI) climbed 3.9% to close at $24.38, moving past its 200-day moving average of $24.03.
Health Net (HNT) rose 3.7% to close at $21.61, approaching its 50-day moving average of $23.26. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $29.41. Ellington Financial (GUT) fell 4% to close at $22.45, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $22.28. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $8.03.
Increasing 5% (+$2.01) to close at $42.53, WSFS Financial Corporation (WSFS) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 25,330 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $40.56 to $42.57. Shares have been on on the rise over the past three months, climbing 49 cents (1.1%) from a price of $43.02 on July 17, 2012.
FleetCor Technologies (FLT) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $42 to top the previous high of $41.30.