Archive: Wall Street

Up and Down: DiamondRock, Sucampo, American Capital

The S&P 500 fell 2.3 percent last week, while the Post-Bloomberg index dropped 0.7 percent. *DiamondRock Hospitality (DRH) was last week's biggest gainer,with shares rising 28 percent, to close Friday at $4.77. They hit a 52-week low of $2.30 last month, and they're still down about 72 percent in the...

By Terri Rupar | December 8, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

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...

By Terri Rupar | December 1, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: WGL, Hughes, United Therapeutics

The Post-Bloomberg index fell 10.7 percent last week, while the S&P 500 dropped 8.4 percent. *Shares of WGL Holdings (WGL) of the District rose 12 percent last week and are up 10 percent in the past three months. Its earnings forecast, released Nov. 14 with its third-quarter report, was in...

By Terri Rupar | November 24, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

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...

By Terri Rupar | November 17, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Catalyst, TNS, SRA International

Local stocks fell more than 5 percent last week, while the S&P 500 lost 3.9 percent. *Catalyst Health Solutions (CHSI), formerly HealthExtras, said Tuesday that profit rose, and though its 2009 estimates were below analysts', its shares still rose 30 percent last week, closing Friday at $21.94. *Optelecom-NKF (OPTC) also...

By Terri Rupar | November 10, 2008; 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: NII, American Capital, Sunrise, Blackboard

The Post-Bloomberg index rose more than 11 percent last week, as the S&P 500 climbed 10.5 percent. *NII Holdings (NIHD) shares gained 67 percent last week, closing at $25.76 on Friday - four cents above its close two weeks before that. Shares had lost 40 percent the previous week on...

By Terri Rupar | November 3, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Banks, Integral Systems, Coventry, Sunrise

The Post-Bloomberg index fell more than 7 percent last week, while the S&P 500 fell 6.8 percent. *Five banks made it onto our list of top weekly gainers last week: Annapolis Bancorp (ANNB), up 14 percent; Central Virginia Bankshares (CVBK), up 11 percent; Fauquier Bankshares (FBSS), up 9 percent; Alliance...

By Terri Rupar | October 27, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Provident, FBR Capital Markets, JER, Capital One

The Post-Bloomberg index gained 2.9 percent last week, a wild one on Wall Street. The S&P 500 gained 0.3 percent. *Shares of Baltimore-based Provident Bankshares (PBKS) gained 32 percent last week and 9 percent the week before. They've gained 83 percent in the past month and 95 percent in the...

By Terri Rupar | September 22, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Eagle Bancorp, Trex, Farmer Mac, SLM

The Post-Bloomberg regional index gained 0.5 percent last week as the S&P 500 rose 0.8 percent. *Last week's biggest gainer was Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) of Bethesda, which last week announced a 10 percent stock dividend. Shares closed up 24 percent for the week, at $10.33, more than 47 percent above...

By Terri Rupar | September 15, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Provident, Jos. A. Bank, Ciena, Chindex

*Local stocks fell 2 percent last week, a short trading week, when the S&P 500 lost 3.2 percent. *Shares of Provident Bankshares (PBKS) rose 13 percent last week, closing at $8.70. Shares hit their 52-week low of $4.52 July 15 and have been rising since an analyst called the Baltimore...

By Terri Rupar | September 8, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Fannie & Freddie, SI, FBR Capital Markets

Local stocks gained 0.32 percent last week, while the S&P 500 lost 0.7 percent. *Two of last week's biggest gainers were Freddie Mae (FRE) and Fannie Mae (FNM), as detailed by Zachary Goldfarb in Saturday's newspaper. Shares of Freddie rose 60 percent, to $4.51, and shares of Fannie rose 37...

By Terri Rupar | September 2, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Taking a Break

For a variety of reasons, Up & Down probably will not be around for the next three Mondays. I apologize for the absence. You can see the list of the top gainers and losers in Monday's Washington Business section every week. Today I can point out a couple of things,...

By Terri Rupar | August 11, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Trex, USA Mobility, Online Resources, Cogent

The Post-Bloomberg index fell 0.27% last week, while the S&P 500 gained 0.2 percent. *The biggest gainer on our list last week was Trex (TWP), whose shares gained 60 percent, to $17.49, on news that second-quarter profit tripled as the company cut expenses and used cheaper materials. Shares gained 26...

By Terri Rupar | August 4, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: JER, NII, Millennium, Corporate Executive Board

*JER Investors Trust (JRT) was last week's biggest gainer on our list, with shares rising 35 percent, to $7.45. They're up almost 63 percent from their 52-week low of $4.58, hit earlier this month. The McLean company buys commercial real estate. *Shares of VSE (VSEC) of Alexandria gained 23...

By Terri Rupar | July 28, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Banks, Fannie and Freddie, VSE, Blackboard, Coal

The S&P 500 rose 1.7 percent last week, while the Post-Bloomberg index gained 0.03 percent. *Last week's biggest gainer was Provident Bankshares (PBKS) of Baltimore, which Thursday reported a small drop in profit and fewer delinquent loans than in the first quarter. Shares had hit their 52-week low of $4.52...

By Terri Rupar | July 21, 2008; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Fannie and Freddie

The S&P 500 fell into bear territory last week, falling 1.9 percent, while the Post-Bloomberg index fell 1.3 percent. *No prizes for guessing who the two biggest losers were last week. Freddie Mac (FRE) shares fell 47 percent, to $7.75, and Fannie Mae (FNM) shares fell 45 percent, to $10.25....

By Terri Rupar | July 14, 2008; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: United Therapeutics, NCI, Deltek, Vanda

In a short trading week, the S&P 500 took its fifth straight weekly fall, dropping 1.3 percent. The Post/Bloomberg index fell 3.6 percent. *United Therapeutics (UTHR) was the biggest gainer last week, with shares of the Silver Spring biotech gaining 9 percent, to $102.70. Shares went as high as $106.24...

By Terri Rupar | July 7, 2008; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Vanda, Foundation Coal, Integral Systems, MCG

A roundup of some of last week's top movers, a little later than usual. Local stocks fell 1.8 percent last week, as the S&P 500 fell 3.1 percent. *Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA) shares gained 29 percent last week, closing at $6.30. Shares of the Rockville company have been climbing since hitting...

By Terri Rupar | June 23, 2008; 02:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Up and Down: Intersections, Iomai, Stanley, Chindex

The S&P 500 was basically flat last week, and local stocks fell 0.7 percent. *Shares of Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs (HRH) of Glen Allen rose 43 percent last week on the news that British insurance broker Willis Group Holdings would pay $1.67 billion in cash and stock for the insurance...

By Terri Rupar | June 16, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Not Around

Mondays at noon is usually when I put up a post on some of the big stock movers of the previous week. However, I'm in Missoula, Mont., so no post this week. I'll be back next week....

By Terri Rupar | June 9, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Medifast, Liquidity Services, Sourcefire, Trex

The S&P 500 rose 1.8 percent last week as oil prices took their biggest fall since March. Local stocks rose 2.4 percent. *Medifast's stock (MED) rose 19 percent last week, closing at $5.85 on Friday. It rose 12.6 percent on Wednesday, then 11.5 percent on Thursday, both days with higher-than-average...

By Terri Rupar | June 2, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

Up and Down: Trex, Sallie, NVR

Stocks had their biggest weekly drop in almost four months last week, with the S&P 500 down 3.5 percent. The Post-Bloomberg Regional index fell 3.68 percent last week. *The biggest gainer on our list was Trex (TWP) of Winchester. The decking maker's shares gained 28 percent last week, closing at...

By Terri Rupar | May 27, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Iomai, Stanley, Fortress International, MCG Capital

The S&P 500 hit its highest level since January last week, and the Post-Bloomberg regional index gained 2.11 percent. *The biggest gainer of last week was Iomai (IOMI), whose shares climbed 120 percent on news of its purchase by Intercell for $6.60 a share. Shares of the Gaithersburg biotech didn't...

By Terri Rupar | May 19, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Deltek, MCG, Intersections, Trex

Stocks overall had their first weekly drop in a month last week, with the S&P 500 dropping 1.8 percent, dragged down by fears of more losses from financial firms. *The biggest loser of the week on our list was Deltek (PROJ), whose shares fell 38 percent to close the week...

By Terri Rupar | May 12, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Sallie Mae, Hanger, Micros Systems, MicroStrategy

Stocks rose last week, boosted by a better-than-forecast jobs report and news of a takeover of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. by Mars. The S&P 500 hit a five-month high. *Shares of Sallie Mae (SLM) rose 22 percent last week, closing at $21.75. Shares of student lenders were boosted by Congress's...

By Terri Rupar | May 5, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Vanda, Corporate Executive Board, FBR

Stocks nationwide rose last week, with the S&P 500 hitting a three-month high. *Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals of Rockville (VNDA) went up 12 percent last week, closing at $3.99. Just last month, on March 17, shares of the biotech hit their 52-week low of $2.70. The biggest jump came Friday,...

By Terri Rupar | April 28, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: CapitalSource, Circuit City, Massey

Stocks had their best week in almost three months last week, helped by oil prices driving up energy stocks and Google's earnings. *Shares of CapitalSource of Chevy Chase (CSE) jumped almost 14 percent last Monday, the day its deal for retail banking operations of Fremont General was announced. They dipped...

By Terri Rupar | April 21, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: EPlus, Celsion, Human Genome Sciences

*EPlus (PLUS.PK) shares rose 12 percent last week, closing at $10.80. The biggest jump came Tuesday, the day the Herndon firm announced that subsidiary ePlus Technology was recertified as a Microsoft Gold Partner in the United States and earned new Microsoft Gold Competencies. Shares of the technology solutions provider are...

By Terri Rupar | April 14, 2008; 12:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: USEC, TNS, JER Investors Trust, Harman

*Last week's biggest gainer was Independence Federal Savings Bank (IFSB), whose shares fell 34 percent the previous week. Shares were up 45 percent this week, closing at a$7.96. Again, few shares were traded: 100 on Wednesday and 100 Thursday. *USEC (USU) finally had a good week, with shares up 41...

By Terri Rupar | April 7, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: XM, Sucampo, RCN, Chindex

It couldn't last for long; after winning the top spots on our list of top-10 gainers for the week ended March 21, Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) made it onto our list of one-week losers, both dropping 17 percent. XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) got the go-ahead from the...

By Terri Rupar | March 31, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: The GSEs, Martek, Sunrise, Vanda

It was a good week to be a government-sponsored enterprise. Or at least an investor in one. Shares of Freddie Mac (FRE) soared 54 percent, shares of Fannie Mae (FNM) 53 percent and shares of Farmer Mac (AGM) 23 percent. Both Fannie and Freddie are still below their 52-week highs...

By Terri Rupar | March 24, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Capital One, Freddie Mac and MuniMae

Middleburg Financial (MBRG) was one of last week's biggest gainers, up 21 percent for the week to close at $24.32. Most of the increase came Thursday (there was no price change Tuesday or Wednesday), a day before the Northern Virginia company reported its fourth-quarter earnings. For the year ended...

By Terri Rupar | March 17, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: USEC, Provident Bankshares, FTI, Gladstone Commercial

Our look at last week for local stocks: Many new movers on the list of top 10 losers, Sprint Nextel continues to struggle, and a couple of companies' earnings give them a boost. USEC (USU) had a bad week, on Monday projecting 2008 earnings that disappointed analysts and saying fourth-quarter...

By Terri Rupar | March 3, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: Hanger, VSE, Human Genome Sciences, Freddie Mac

It was a short week, with just four trading days. Another financial institution's shares got hit, earnings news helped a couple of companies and two got the dubious honor of making it on to our list. Hanger Orthopedics (HGR) of Bethesda had another good week, gaining 10 percent after rising...

By Terri Rupar | February 25, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Up and Down: VSE, SLM, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, ICF International

A look at some local movers on the stock market. Lets take the biggest losers first. Two local banks, Carrollton Bancorp of Baltimore and Severn Bancorp of Annapolis, took the biggest one-week slides, falling 19 and 11 percent, respectively. Both posted a slide in earnings, and both cited the tough...

By Terri Rupar | February 18, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Corporate Executive Board's Shares Plummet

*Shares of Corporate Executive Board fell 22.5 percent to $40.14 after its 2008 profit and revenue forecasts disappointed investors. Shares have lost a third of their value this year. But shares of Neustar, SRA International and Harman International Industries made up some of the losses that their stocks had yesterday...

By Terri Rupar | February 7, 2008; 05:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Some Stocks Take Big Falls

A few local companies took major tumbles on the markets today, many because they're not expecting a good 2008 - or at least not as good as analysts would have hoped. Neustar (NSR) shares were down more than 25 percent, to $21.50, after the Sterling company forecast 2008 profit and...

By Terri Rupar | February 6, 2008; 04:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thomas Heath on the Markets

U.S. stocks fell across the board Monday as fresh economic data showed the housing downturn to be worsening. Sales of previously owned homes slipped in July by 0.2 percent, while the median price of homes sold dropped for the 12th straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors. The...

By Mike Shepard | August 27, 2007; 06:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thomas Heath Discusses the Markets on Post Radio

U.S. stocks finished mixed in another day of see-saw trading as investors continued to weigh the impact of last Friday's surprise interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 42.27 to close at 13,121.35, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.39 to end...

By Mike Shepard | August 20, 2007; 05:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Stocks Jump in First Hour of Trading

From the Associated Press: Stocks surged Tuesday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 120 points as strong earnings from General Motors Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. helped Wall Street extend its recovery from last week's plunge. Investors were also eager to buy back into the stock market after...

By Mike Shepard | July 31, 2007; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thomas Heath on Washington Post Radio

The Dow Jones industrial average closed today above the 14,000 mark for the first time, but did so by just a fraction. Staff writer Thomas Heath discusses the day on Wall Street with Washington Post Radio's Victoria Jones and talks about inflation and exchange rates, too. Listen here....

By Mike Shepard | July 19, 2007; 05:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thomas Heath on Washington Post Radio

The Dow Jones industrial average inched closer to the 14,000 mark, while the broader market slipped a few points. Thomas Heath walks Washington Post Radio host Victoria Jones through the market numbers and talks about executive pay, too. Listen here....

By Mike Shepard | July 16, 2007; 05:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thomas Heath on the Markets

Stocks finished the week on a strong note, as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 13,900 mark for the first time today and the Standard & Poor's 500 index reached a new record. Thomas Heath told WTWP's Jim Bohannon what was behind the week's numbers. Listen here....

By Mike Shepard | July 13, 2007; 06:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thomas Heath on the Radio

Stocks soared today, sending The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to new record closes. Staff writer Thomas Heath tells the story behind the numbers to WTWP radio host Jim Bohannon. Listen here....

By Mike Shepard | July 12, 2007; 06:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company