The Los Angeles Business Journal’s index of the largest local public companies rose for the week. The weighted LABJ index rose 5 percent to close at 214. Gainers outpaced losers by 118 to 32, with nine companies unchanged.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. of El Segundo was one of the week’s leading gainers. Shares rose 24 percent to close at $12.34 on Friday after the retailer reported strong third quarter earnings that beat analysts’ expectations.

West Hollywood marijuana dispensing company Medbox Inc. also had a good week. Shares rose 22 percent to close $13.90 after the company added new executives and directors, including new board member Jennifer Love, a former FBI executive.

Among the stocks that trade above a dollar, Broadway Financial Corp., the Mid-Wilshire parent of Broadway Federal Bank, was among the week’s losing stocks. Shares fell 13 percent to close the week at $1.50.

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