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    Monday Dec. 6, 2010 at 09:33 am EST
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    American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS)  has gained tremendously over the year closing at $7.66 on Friday which is more than 350% in green compared to its 52 week low of $2.31. American Capital, Ltd. (NYSE:ACAS) is an equity firm and a global asset manager. The Company invests in private equity, private debt, private real estate investments, early and late-stage technology investments, special situation investments, alternative asset funds managed by the Company and structured finance investments.

    Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (ADR) (NASDAQ:GGAL) is one of the very few Financial stocks that have gained more than 300% in over the period of last 12 months. The Stock closed at $16.51 on Friday while its 52 week low was $4.53. Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (Grupo Financiero Galicia) is a financial services holding company. Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires S.A. (Banco Galicia) is the Company’s largest subsidiary. Banco Galicia is a bank that provides, directly or through its subsidiaries, a range of financial products and services to large corporations, small and medium sized companies (SMEs), and individuals.

    Mesabi Trust (NYSE:MSB) is the biggest gainer of the 4 stocks that we discussed today. With its closing price of $49.82 on friday, it has gained more than 450% in one year. Mesabi Trust (NYSE:MSB) conserves and protects the Trust Estate, and collects and distributes the income and proceeds there from to the Trust’s certificate holders. The principal assets of Mesabi Trust consist of two different interests in certain properties in the Mesabi Iron Range

    Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (Virtus) is a provider of investment management products and services to individuals and institutions. It operates a multi-manager investment management business, comprised of affiliated managers, each having its own distinct investment style, autonomous investment process and brand. Virtus provide the products in a number of forms and through multiple distribution channels. The company's share price ahs gained well over 300% in the last 12 months. The stock closed at $48.43 on Friday.
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