Up and Down: NCI, Hanger, American Capital, W.R. Grace

The S&P 500 index fell 6.2 percent last week, while the local stocks index dropped 7.7 percent.

*Four banks made the list of top 10 gainers: Annapolis Bancorp (ANNB), up 47 percent, to $4.80; Abigail Adams National Bancorp (AANB), up 20 percent, to $3.90; F&M Bank Corp. (FMBM), up 5 percent, to $31; and Carrollton Bancorp (CRRB), up 5 percent, to $9.05. All have low average trading volumes.

*Shares of NCI (NCIT) rose 6 percent last week, closing Friday at $24.15. Shares of the Reston IT contractor are up 33 percent in the past 52 weeks. NCI said Nov. 3 that third-quarter profit was up more than 30 percent and that its backlog as of Sept. 30 was more than 50 percent higher than the same time the previous year.

*Hanger Orthopedics (HGR) shares rose 4.5 percent last week, closing Friday at $17.16. Shares are up more than 50 percent in the past year, though they're still trading below their 52-week high of $21, hit Sept. 19.

*Emergent BioSolutions (EBS) hit a 52-week high of $21.50 on Monday before closing Friday at $18.37. Shares were down for the week but are up 251 percent in the past 52 weeks, giving it the top spot on our list of one-year gainers.

*Shares of American Capital (ACAS) fell 54 percent last week, to $6.33, after hitting a 52-week low of $5.53 Thursday. Fitch Ratings on Tuesday changed its long-term outlook on the firm to negative, saying losses on its investments are pressuring its debt deals. The Bethesda firm Monday posted a third-quarter loss and suspended its dividends. Shares are now down 82 percent in the past 52 weeks.

*Chantilly-based Intersections (INTX) said Monday that third-quarter profit rose 56 percent, but enrollments were falling. Shares closed down 48 percent last week, ending Friday at $4.10, after hitting a 52-week low of $2.76 on Thursday.

*Shares of W.R. Grace (GRA) continued their fall, dropping 36 percent last week after falling 22 percent the previous week and closing Friday at $4.48 - a 52-week low. Shares are down 84 percent in the past year.

*Shares of Sallie Mae (SLM) are not at their 52-week low of $4.10, hit Oct. 9. But they fell 29 percent last week, closing Friday at $7.43, and are still down 81 percent in the past 52 weeks.

By Terri Rupar  |  November 17, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  | Category:  Wall Street
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