Finance sector stocks

XLF stock price: $29.77 -3.25% At close on Feb 24th, 2020

Finance sector definition

The financial sector is a category of the economy made up of firms that provide financial services to commercial and retail customers. This sector includes banks, investment funds, insurance companies and real estate. Financial services perform best in low-interest-rate environments. A large portion of this sector generates revenue from mortgages and loans, which gain value as interest rates drop.

Finance sector is composed of 842 companies with a total market capitalization of $5.85 tn

Finance companies

BB&T Corporation (BBT)

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for small and mid-size businesses, public agencies, local governments, and individuals.The company operates through four segments: CB-Retail, CB-Commercial, IH&PF, and FS&CF. Its deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. The company also provides various funding services; and asset management, automobile lending; bankcard lending; consumer finance; home equity and mortgage lending; insurance, such as property and casualty, life, health, employee benefits, commercial general liability, surety, title and other insurance products; investment brokerage; mobile\u002Fonline banking; and payment, lease financing, small business lending, and wealth management\u002Fprivate banking services. In addition, it offers association, capital markets, institutional trust, insurance premium and commercial finance, international banking, leasing, merchant, commercial deposit and treasury, commercial middle market lending, floor plan lending, commercial mortgage lending, mortgage warehouse lending, private equity investments, real estate lending, and supply chain management services. Further, the company provides retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance, and equity research services, as well as facilitates the origination, trading, and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products. Additionally, BB&T Corporation offers non-deposit investment products, including discount brokerage services, equities, fixed-rate, variable-rate and index annuities, mutual funds, government and municipal bonds, and money market funds. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 2,049 offices. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

  • Industry: Major Banks
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $37.97 bn
  • 3M gains: +6.44 %
  • Avg. Volume: 25.3 M

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. (IPOA)

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. intends to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses.The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

  • Industry: Business Services
  • Country:
  • Market cap: $870.26 M
  • 3M gains: +12.61 %
  • Avg. Volume: 7.9 M

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI)

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites and provides property and casualty insurance in the United States and internationally.It operates in three segments: Small Commercial Business; Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty; and Specialty Program. The Small Commercial Business segment offers workers' compensation insurance products; and commercial package insurance products, such as commercial property, general liability, inland marine, automobile, and umbrella coverage, as well as other property and casualty insurance products to small businesses. The Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty segment provides coverage for consumer and commercial goods; custom designed coverages, such as accidental damage plans and payment protection plans; and coverage for niche property and casualty risks, as well as specialty liability risks comprising general liability, employers' liability, and professional and medical liability. This segment also serves as a third party administrator to provide claims handling and call center services to the consumer products and automotive industries. The Specialty Program segment provides workers' compensation, general liability, commercial auto liability, property coverage, excess and surplus lines programs, and other specialty commercial property and casualty insurance products to small and middle market companies. The company also provides reinsurance services primarily for personal and commercial automotive business. It distributes its policies through a network of retail and wholesale agents, as well as through third-party brokers, agents, retailers, or administrators. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in New York, New York.

  • Industry: Property-Casualty Insurers
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $2.86 bn
  • 3M gains: +1.44 %
  • Avg. Volume: 3.5 M

Gores Holdings III, Inc. (GRSH)

  • Industry: Business Services
  • Country:
  • Market cap: $498.1 M
  • 3M gains: +13.39 %
  • Avg. Volume: 4.2 M

Invitation Homes Inc. (INVH)

Invitation Homes Inc. engages on owning, renovating, leasing, and operating single-family residential properties in the United States.It has approximately 50,000 homes for lease in 13 markets. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $11.84 bn
  • 3M gains: +2.83 %
  • Avg. Volume: 17.1 M

KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR)

KKR & Co. L.P. is a private equity and real estate investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It specializes in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, credit special situations, growth equity, mature, mezzanine, distressed, turnaround, and middle market investments.The firm considers investments in all industries with a focus on software, security, semiconductors, consumer electronics, internet of things (iot), internet, information services, information technology infrastructure, financial technology, network and cyber security architecture, engineering and operations, content, technology and hardware, energy and infrastructure, real estate, services industry with a focus on business services, intelligence, industry-leading franchises and companies in natural resource, containers and packaging, agriculture, airports, ports, forestry, electric utilities, textiles, apparel and luxury goods, household durables, digital media, insurance, brokerage houses, non-durable goods distribution, supermarket retailing, grocery stores, food, beverage, and tobacco, hospitals, entertainment venues and production companies, publishing, printing services, capital goods, financial services, specialized finance, pipelines, and renewable energy. In energy and infrastructure, it focuses on the upstream oil and gas and equipment, minerals and royalties and services verticals. In real estate, the firm seeks to invest in private and public real estate securities including property-level equity, debt and special situations transactions and businesses with significant real estate holdings, and oil and natural gas properties. The firm also invests in asset services sector that encompasses a broad array of B2B, B2C and B2G services verticals including asset-based, transport, logistics, leisure\u002Fhospitality, resource and utility support, infra-like, mission-critical, and environmental services. Within Americas, the firm prefers to invest in consumer products; chemicals, metals and mining; energy and natural resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; media and communications; retail; and technology. Within Europe, the firm invests in consumer and retail; energy; financial services; health care; industrials and chemicals; media and digital; and telecom and technologies. Within Asia, it invests in consumer products; energy and resources; financial services; healthcare; industrials; logistics; media and telecom; retail; real estate; and technology. The firm seeks to invest in mid to high-end residential developments, but can invest in other projects throughout Mainland China through outright ownership, joint ventures, and merger. It invests globally with a focus on Australia, emerging and developed Asia, Middle East and Africa, Nordic, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, North America, Brazil, Latin America, Korea with a focus on South Korea, and United States of America. In the United States and Europe, the firm focuses on buyouts of large, publicly traded companies. It seeks to invest $30 million to $717 million in companies with enterprise values between $500 million to $2389 million. The firm prefers to invest in a range of debt and public equity investing and may co-invest. It seeks a board seat in its portfolio companies and a controlling ownership of a company or a strategic minority positions. The firm may acquire majority and minority equity interests, particularly when making private equity investments in Asia or sponsoring investments as part of a large investor consortium. The firm typically holds its investment for a period of five to seven years and more and exits through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and sales to strategic buyers. KKR & Co. L.P. was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

  • Industry: Investment Managers
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $19.54 bn
  • 3M gains: +7.66 %
  • Avg. Volume: 12.8 M

Progressive Corporation (The) (PGR)

The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial property-casualty insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States.Its Personal Lines segment writes insurance for personal autos, and recreational and other vehicles. This segment's products include personal auto insurance; and special lines products, including insurance for motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, mobile homes, watercraft, and snowmobiles. The company's Commercial Lines segment provides primary liability, physical damage, and other auto-related insurance for autos, vans, and pick-up trucks, and dump trucks used by small businesses; tractors, trailers, and straight trucks primarily used by regional general freight and expeditor-type businesses, and non-fleet long-haul operators; dump trucks, log trucks, and garbage trucks used by dirt, sand and gravel, logging, and coal-type businesses; tow trucks and wreckers used in towing services and gas\u002Fservice station businesses; and non-fleet taxis, black-car services, and airport taxis. Its Property segment provides residential property insurance for homeowners, other property owners, and renters, as well as offers personal umbrella insurance, and primary and excess flood insurance. The company also offers policy issuance and claims adjusting services; home, condominium, renters, and other insurance; and general liability and business owners policies, and workers' compensation insurance, as well as sells personal auto physical damage and auto property damage liability insurance in Australia. In addition, it offers reinsurance services. The Progressive Corporation sells its products and services through independent insurance agencies, as well as directly on Internet, and mobile devices, and over the phone. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Mayfield Village, Ohio.

  • Industry: Property-Casualty Insurers
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $41.24 bn
  • 3M gains: +10.99 %
  • Avg. Volume: 13.9 M

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States.It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment provides deposits and payments; home equity and personal credit lines; auto, student, and other lending products; credit cards; discount\u002Fonline and full-service brokerage products; and professional investment management and trust services, as well as family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, including advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, such as operating various electronic and paper payment types, which comprise card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers services clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment offers residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company provides its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 1,367 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Industry: Major Banks
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $28.61 bn
  • 3M gains: +12.37 %
  • Avg. Volume: 10.9 M

Trinity Merger Corp. (TMCX)

  • Industry: Business Services
  • Country:
  • Market cap: $437.71 M
  • 3M gains: +5.87 %
  • Avg. Volume: 4.9 M

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL)

Arch Capital Group Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides property, casualty, and mortgage insurance and reinsurance products worldwide.Its Insurance segment offers primary and excess casualty coverages; loss sensitive primary casualty insurance programs; collateral protection, debt cancellation, and service contract reimbursement products; directors' and officers' liability, errors and omissions liability, employment practices and fiduciary liability, crime, professional indemnity, and other financial related coverages; medical professional and general liability insurance coverages; and workers' compensation and umbrella liability, as well as commercial automobile and inland marine products. It also provides property, energy, marine, and aviation insurance; travel insurance; accident, disability, and medical plan insurance coverages; captive insurance programs; employers' liability insurance coverages; and contract and commercial surety coverages. This segment markets its products through a group of licensed independent retail and wholesale brokers. The company's Reinsurance segment provides reinsurance for third party liability and workers' compensation exposures; marine and aviation reinsurance; reinsurance protection for catastrophic losses and commercial property risks; life reinsurance; casualty clash; risk management solutions; and surety, accident and health, workers' compensation catastrophe, agriculture, trade credit, and political risk products. This segment markets its reinsurance products through brokers, and directly to ceding companies. Its Mortgage segment offers private mortgage insurance covering one-to-four family residential mortgages; mortgage insurance to cover previously originated residential loans; quota share reinsurance; and risk-sharing products. This segment sells its products through direct basis and through brokers to its bank and credit union customers. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Pembroke, Bermuda.

  • Industry: Property-Casualty Insurers
  • Country: Bermuda
  • Market cap: $12.6 bn
  • 3M gains: +8.77 %
  • Avg. Volume: 6.0 M

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL)

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in insurance and reinsurance businesses in the United States and internationally.The company's Aspen Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance products, including U.S. and U.K. commercial property, commercial liability, U.S. primary casualty, excess casualty, environmental liability, and railroad liability products; and marine, aviation, and energy insurance products, such as marine and energy liability, onshore and offshore energy physical damage, marine hull, specie, inland and ocean marine, and aviation insurance products. This segment also provides financial and professional lines insurance products comprising financial and corporate risks, professional liability, management liability, credit and political risks, crisis management, accident and health, surety risks, and technology liability insurance products. The company's Aspen Reinsurance segment offers property catastrophe reinsurance products; other property reinsurance products; casualty reinsurance products, including U.S. treaty, international treaty, and casualty facultative reinsurance products; and specialty reinsurance products comprising credit and surety, agriculture, marine, aviation, terrorism, engineering, cyber, and other specialty lines. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited distributes its products primarily through brokers and reinsurance intermediaries. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

  • Industry: Property-Casualty Insurers
  • Country: Bermuda
  • Market cap: $2.46 bn
  • 3M gains: +3.59 %
  • Avg. Volume: 5.5 M

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG)

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage, consulting, and third party claims settlement and administration services to entities in the United States and internationally.Its Brokerage segment consists of retail and wholesale insurance brokerage operations. This segment offers retail brokerage services, which negotiate and place property\u002Fcasualty, employer-provided health and welfare insurance, and retirement solutions primarily for middle-market commercial, industrial, public entity, religious, and not-for-profit entities. It also provides consulting, management, and administrative services. This segment's wholesale brokerage operations assist brokers and agents in the placement of specialized and hard-to-place insurance programs. It also acts as a brokerage wholesaler, and managing general agent or managing general underwriter distributing specialized insurance coverage's for underwriting enterprises; and performs activities, including marketing, underwriting, issuing policies, collecting premiums, appointing and supervising other agents, paying claims, and negotiating reinsurance. The company's Risk Management segment offers contract claim settlement, claim administration, loss control, and risk management consulting services for commercial, not-for-profit, and captive and public entities, as well as various other organizations that choose to self-insure their property\u002Fcasualty coverage's; and for underwriting enterprises, which choose to outsource their property\u002Fcasualty claims departments. This segment also offers integrated disability management programs, as well as information, risk control consulting, and appraisal services. The company offers its services through a network of correspondent insurance brokers and consultants. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

  • Industry: Specialty Insurers
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $14.52 bn
  • 3M gains: +14.36 %
  • Avg. Volume: 3.1 M

Allstate Corporation (The) (ALL)

The Allstate Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in property-liability insurance and life insurance business in the United States and Canada.The company's Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto, homeowners, and other property-liability insurance products under the Allstate, Esurance, and Encompass brand names. It also offers specialty auto products including motorcycle, trailer, motor home, and off-road vehicle insurance policies; other personal lines products including renter, condominium, landlord, boat, umbrella, and manufactured home insurance policies; commercial lines products for small business owners; roadside assistance products; service contracts; and other products sold in conjunction with auto lending and vehicle sales transactions. This segment sells its products through agencies, as well as directly through contact centers and Internet. The company's Allstate Financial segment provides term, whole, interest-sensitive, and variable life insurance; and workplace life, and voluntary accident and health insurance; deferred and immediate fixed annuities; and retirement and investment products, including mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance. This segment markets its products through its agencies and financial specialists, and workplace enrolling independent agents. The company has a strategic relationship with CIT Bank, N.A. to provide revolving- and term-loan commitments to middle-market companies across various industries and business cycles. The Allstate Corporation was founded in 1931 and is based in Northbrook, Illinois.

  • Industry: Property-Casualty Insurers
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $30.94 bn
  • 3M gains: +8.30 %
  • Avg. Volume: 6.9 M

Aon plc (AON)

Aon plc provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide.The company operates through two segments, Risk Solutions and HR Solutions. The Risk Solutions segment offers retail brokerage services, including affinity products, managing general underwriting, placement, captive management services, and data and analytics; risk management solutions for property liability, general liability, professional liability, directors' and officers' liability, transaction liability, cyber liability, workers' compensation, and various healthcare products; and health and benefits consulting services comprising structuring, funding, and administering employee benefit programs. This segment also provides advisory services to technology, financial services, agribusiness, aviation, construction, health care, energy, and other industries. In addition, this segment offers reinsurance brokerage services for treaty and facultative reinsurance, as well as specialty lines, such as professional liability, workers' compensation, accident, life, and health; actuarial, enterprise risk management, catastrophe management, and rating agency advisory services; and capital management transaction and advisory services for insurance and reinsurance clients. The HR Solutions segment offers human capital services in the areas of retirement, compensation, strategic human capital, investment consulting, benefits administration, exchanges, and human resource business process outsourcing. It provides products and services primarily under the Aon Hewitt brand. Aon plc was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

  • Industry: Specialty Insurers
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Market cap: $40.85 bn
  • 3M gains: +9.89 %
  • Avg. Volume: 3.5 M

American Express Company (AXP)

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide.It operates through four segments: U.S. Consumer Services, International Consumer and Network Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Merchant Services. The company's products and services include charge and credit card products, as well as other payment and financing products; network services; expense management products and services; travel-related services; and stored value\u002Fprepaid products. Its products and services also comprise merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, merchant financing, point-of-sale marketing, and information products and services for merchants; and fraud prevention services, as well as the design and operation of customer loyalty programs. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through online applications, direct mail, in-house teams, third-party vendors, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

  • Industry: Finance: Consumer Services
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $91.08 bn
  • 3M gains: +7.08 %
  • Avg. Volume: 13.4 M

Chubb Limited (CB)

Chubb Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The company's North America Commercial P&C Insurance segment offers commercial property, marine, general casualty, workers' compensation, package policies, and risk management; and professional lines, marine and construction risk, environmental and cyber risk, and excess casualty, as well as group accident and health insurance to large, middle market, and small commercial businesses in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda.Its North America Personal P&C Insurance segment offers affluent and high net worth individuals and families with homeowners, automobile and collector cars, valuable articles, personal and excess liability, travel insurance, and recreational marine insurance and services in the United States and Canada. The company's North America Agricultural Insurance segment provides multiple peril crop and crop-hail insurance; and coverage for farm and ranch property, as well as commercial agriculture products. Its Overseas General Insurance segment offers coverage for traditional commercial property and casualty, and specialty categories, such as financial lines, marine, energy, aviation, political risk, and construction risk, as well as group accident and health, and traditional and specialty personal lines. The company's Global Reinsurance segment provides traditional and specialty reinsurance under the Chubb Tempest Re brand name to property and casualty companies. Its Life Insurance segment offers protection and savings products comprising whole life, endowment plans, individual term life, group term life, medical and health, personal accident, credit life, universal life, and unit linked contracts. The company was formerly known as ACE Limited and changed its name to Chubb Limited in January 2016 as a result of its acquisition of The Chubb Corporation. Chubb Limited was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Industry: Property-Casualty Insurers
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $60.03 bn
  • 3M gains: +6.47 %
  • Avg. Volume: 6.7 M

CME Group Inc. (CME)

CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide.The company offers a range of products across various asset classes, based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, and metals. Its products include exchange-traded; and privately negotiated futures and options contracts and swaps. The company executes trade through its electronic trading platforms, open outcry, and privately negotiated transactions, as well as provides hosting, connectivity, and customer support for electronic trading through its co-location services. It also provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for cleared swaps; and regulatory reporting solutions for market participants through its repository services in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. In addition, the company offers a range of market data services, including live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports, and historical data services, as well as index services. CME Group Inc. serves professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, corporations, manufacturers, producers, governments, and central banks. The company was formerly known as Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. and changed its name to CME Group Inc. in July 2007. CME Group Inc. was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Industry: Investment Bankers/Brokers/Service
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $63.47 bn
  • 3M gains: +4.91 %
  • Avg. Volume: 6.1 M

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (The) (DNB)

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial data, analytics, and insight on businesses. The company operates through two segments, Americas and Non-Americas.It offers risk management solutions comprising trade credit solutions, such as The D&B Credit Suite, which includes D&B Credit and DNBi, subscription-based online applications that offer customers real time access to information, comprehensive monitoring, and portfolio analysis; various business information reports; and D&B Credibility solutions primarily for small businesses; Supplier Risk Manager, an online application that helps businesses mitigate supply chain risk; Compliance product suite that includes D&B Onboard and D&B Compliance Check, which helps customers comply with anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption regulations through onboarding, screening, and monitoring of customers and third parties; and D&B Direct, an API that enables data integration inside enterprise applications, such as ERP, and enables master data management and toolkit. The company also offers sales acceleration solutions that enable B2B sales and marketing professionals to accelerate sales, enhance go-to-market activity, engage in a meaningful way, and close business faster; MDR Integrated Education Marketing, a source for education data services, sales tools, digital marketing solutions, and market research. In addition, it offers marketing solutions, such as Optimizer, a master data solution; D&B Master Data that empowers customers to understand business relationships; D&B Audience Targeting, which helps customers serve the right ads to the right audiences; and D&B Visitor Intelligence that helps B2B marketers unmask anonymous Web traffic in real-time. It serves customers in communication, technology, government, strategic financial services, retail, telecommunications, and manufacturing. The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey.

  • Industry: Finance: Consumer Services
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $5.37 bn
  • 3M gains: +1.79 %
  • Avg. Volume: 2.8 M

AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. (EQH)

  • Industry: Specialty Insurers
  • Country:
  • Market cap: $9.91 bn
  • 3M gains: +1.86 %
  • Avg. Volume: 13.9 M

FGL Holdings (FG)

  • Industry: Life Insurance
  • Country:
  • Market cap: $1.75 bn
  • 3M gains: +31.22 %
  • Avg. Volume: 9.4 M

Finance sector performance

Finance sector ETF ended this week at $28.76 and plunged a hair-raising -6.53%.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Finance sector ETF marked by mid February. Late August 2019 XLF price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late May 2019, XLF price climbed $2.29 per share (8.65%).

Finance sector ETF performance
3 months-0.77 %
6 months+11.71 %
1 year+13.84 %

Finance sector industries

Industry
Accident & Health Insurance
Banks
Business Services
Commercial Banks
Diversified Commercial Services
Diversified Financial Services
Finance Companies
Finance/Investors Services
Finance: Consumer Services
Investment Bankers/Brokers/Service
Investment Managers
Life Insurance
Major Banks
Property-Casualty Insurers
Real Estate
Savings Institutions
Specialty Insurers

Novartis stock

The featured stock this month is Novartis, a leading pharma company that markets a range of healthcare products worldwide. Novartis stock made all-time highs last July, and since then the share has been sliding progressively and it's now down close to 10% from ATH.

Top performing stocks in the Finance sector

Company3M gain6M gain
BB&T+6.44 %+13.93 %
Social Capital Hedosophia+12.61 %+15.02 %
AmTrust Financial Services+1.44 %+10.32 %
Gores Holdings III+13.39 %+15.65 %