Up and Down: Intersections, Online Resources, Sallie Mae, American Capital
Local stocks gained 15 percent last week, a short week, while the S&P 500 increased 12 percent.
*The top gainers of last week made big jumps - the largest was 100 percent, from Intersections (INTX) of Chantilly. On Monday, shares hit their 52-week low of $1.92 before taking substantial jumps on Wednesday and Friday. They're still down more than 50 percent in the past year.
*Online Resources (ORCC) hit its 52-week low on Friday, Nov. 21, but shares climbed 59 percent last week,closing Friday at $3.18. Its shares are just one-third of their price a year ago.
*Another company that made pur list of top one-week gainers that recently hit a 52-week low: Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP). Shares gained 53 percent last week, closing at $6.13, after hitting its low for the past year of $3.87 on Monday.
*It's been a little longer since the 52-week low of CapitalSource (CSE) - two trading days, that is. Shares closed at $2.75 on Nov. 20 before gaining 51 percent last week and closing Friday at $5.21.
*Shares of Sallie Mae (SLM) of Reston gained 43 percent last week on news that the federal government was taking action to try to unfreeze consumer len*ding. Shares closed Friday at $9.21 - still down 76 percent for the year.
*American Capital (ACAS) was at the top of the list of one-year losers again, with shares dropping 4 percent last week, to close Friday at $4.24. They're now down 87 percent for the year and hit a new 52-week low of $3.85 on Wednesday.
*DiamondRock Hospitality jumped onto the list of 52-week losers, with shares down 77 percent in that period, closing Friday at $3.72. They hit a 52-week low of $2.30 Nov. 1.
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