The insurance industry closed the day down 2.4%. Stancorp Financial ( SFG), CNinsure Inc ( CISG), Atlantic American ( AAME), and Eastern Insurance Holdings Inc ( EIHI) were all winners today within the insurance industry with CoreLogic Inc ( CLGX) being today's featured insurance winner. CoreLogic Inc rose 10 cents (0.8%) to $11.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.1 million shares of CoreLogic Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares.

CoreLogic, Inc. provides property, financial, and consumer information, analytics, and services to mortgage originators and servicers, financial institutions, government and government-sponsored enterprises, and other businesses in the United States. CoreLogic Inc has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 36.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoreLogic as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Genworth Financial Inc ( GNW), Crawford & Company ( CRD.B), Willis Group Holdings ( WSH), and Lincoln National Corp (Radnor ( LNC) were all losers within the insurance industry with Berkshire Hathaway Inc ( BRK.B) being today's insurance industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the insurance industry could consider KBW Insurance ETF ( KIE) while those bearish on the insurance industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).
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