The financial services industry closed the day up 2.2%. Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc ( LOAN), Merriman Holdings Inc ( MERR), Consumer Portfolio Services Inc ( CPSS), and Community Bankers Trust Corporation ( BTC) were all decliners today within the financial services industry with Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group Inc ( RODM) being today's featured financial services loser. Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group Inc fell 9 cents (-9.3%) to 87 cents on average volume. Throughout the day, 67,306 shares of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 67,000 shares.

Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides investment banking services focusing on life science sector, primarily biotechnology companies. Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group Inc has a market cap of $38.9 million and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 64.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Stream Global Services Inc ( SGS), Epoch Holding Corporation ( EPHC), Pzena Investment Management Inc ( PZN), and JMP Group Inc ( JMP) were all gainers within the financial services industry with Goldman Sachs Group Inc ( GS) being today's featured financial services industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).
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