Intergroup Corporation (INTG): Today's Featured Financial Loser

The financial sector closed the day up 3.4%. American Realty Investors Inc ( ARL), SGOCO Group ( SGOC), First Capital Bancorp Inc ( FCVA), and Colony Bankcorp Inc ( CBAN) were all decliners today within the financial sector with Intergroup Corporation ( INTG) being today's featured financial loser. Intergroup Corporation fell 51 cents (-2.4%) to $20.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,725 shares of Intergroup Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,900 shares.

The Intergroup Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of a hotel located in San Francisco, California. Its hotel comprises 544 rooms with 5,400 square feet of space for the operation of health and beauty spa. Intergroup Corporation has a market cap of $52.1 million and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.5, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 5.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intergroup as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Waccamaw Bankshares Inc ( WBNK), Green Bankshares Inc ( GRNB), MGIC Investment Corporation ( MTG), and IFM Investments ( CTC) were all gainers within the financial sector with Wells Fargo ( WFC) being today's featured financial sector winner.

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

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