Savings & Loans Industry Negative Movers: (NASDAQ:PBCT), (NASDAQ:FNFG), (NASDAQ:HCBK), (NYSE:AF).
NEW YORK, JANUARY 28, 2013 — (Net PR News) – People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) was among the negative movers of the Savings & Loans Industry and slipped -0.32% to close the session at $12.47. The day range of the stock was $12.38 – $12.60. PBCT traded with volume of 9.00 million and its average volume was roughly 2.78 million shares. PBCT showed downbeat weekly performance and dropped -1.89%, while the monthly trend was in the green as it moved up +2.80%. The YTD performance of the stock was +3.14%.
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First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) was in bearish claws on Friday and jumped down -0.76% to close trading at $7.82. FNFG was among the negative movers, however it traded sharply and the number of shares traded was 6.71 million, while its average volume was 3.33 million. FNFG’s weekly, monthly and quarterly performances were in the red as it slipped -5.56%, -0.89% and -5.10%, respectively. FNFG has reported Q4 and full year 2012 results that showed strapping core business fundamentals as well as core customer acquisition across FNFG’s regional banking footprint. Fourth quarter Non-GAAP Operating Income remained $0.19 for each stock, consistent with the previous Quarter.
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Another Savings & Loans Industry negative mover was Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCBK), which fell -0.12%. The stock closed the trading at $8.64. The 52 week range of the stock was $5.69 – $8.79 and its day range was $8.56 – $8.69. HCBK’s prior trend proved it a percentage gainer, as the stock advanced +6.80% in its monthly performance and the quarterly trend was +0.23%. The half-yearly performance of the stock was hot as it surged +53.74%.
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Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) started the session at $9.74, remained in the day range of $9.55 – $9.76 and closed the trading at $9.73, by scoring -0.10%. AF exchanged 1.64 million shares on Friday, while its average volume was 1.16 million shares. Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF), the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, announced net income of $16.9 million, or $0.17 diluted EPS for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, versus net income of $11.8 million, or $0.12 diluted earnings per share, for the comparable quarter of 2011.
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