Financial Sector Volatile Stocks: QC Holdings (NASDAQ:QCCO), American Realty Investors (NYSE:ARL), Blackrock MuniYield Arizona Fund (NYSEMKT:MZA), Marlin Business (NASDAQ:MRLN)

On May 1, 2014, QC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCCO) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. QC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCCO) stock performance was 7.73% in last session and finished the day at $2.23. Traded volume was 50,099.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 20.20K shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.65. QC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCCO) insider ownership is 5.90%.

Pillar Income Asset Management’s CEO, Daniel Moos, announced to the company that “with efficient management of overhead and operations, we are poised to grow in 2014 and coming years.” Affiliated companies under management or advisement by Pillar include American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL); Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE: TCI); Income Opportunity Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IOT); and Regis Property Management, LLC ( American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL) dropped -2.68 percent to $8.71 Thursday on volume of 25,086.00million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $8.50 to $9.99. American Realty Investors, Inc. (NYSE:ARL) has a market capitalization of $100.39million.

Certain BlackRock closed-end funds announced distributions today including Blackrock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. (NYSEMKT:MZA). Blackrock MuniYield Arizona Fund, Inc. (NYSEMKT:MZA)’s stock on May 1, 2014 reported a increase of 0.73% to the closing price of $15.18. Its fifty two weeks range is $12.64 -$16.52. The total market capitalization recorded $69.04million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 16,119.00 million shares.

Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN) announced its earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.36. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, May 12th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.56%. On Thursday, shares of Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN) advanced 7.92% to close the day at $18.53. Company return on investment (ROI) is 2.40% and its monthly performance is recorded as -13.85%. Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN) quarterly revenue growth is -28.81%.

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