Financial Sector Update for 06/19/2017: JPM, BAC, WFC, C, UBS, BX, NTP, PNW

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Top Financial Shares:

JPM: +0.7%

BAC: +0.6%

WFC: +0.6%

C: +0.4%

USB: flat

Financial shares were mostly higher in Monday's pre-market trade, as the Dow industrials were on track to open at a fresh record high. Investors are mulling over comments made by New York Fed President William Dudley in a speech in Plattsburgh, New York.

In financial stocks news, Blackstone ( BX ) and Celanese ( CE ) said over the weekend that they have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture to create a global acetate tow supplier that is expected to generate 2017 annual pro forma revenue of approximately $1.3 billion. Separately, Sky News reported that Blackstone is buying The Office Group, a London-based owner of offices used by Facebook ( FB ), in a GBP500 million ($640 million) deal. BX shares were up 1% and CE shares were up 1.6%.

In other sector news,

NTP, (flat) To pay Q2 dividend of $0.50375 per share

PNW (flat) RBC Capital Markets boosts price target to $89 from $85, but maintains rating for shares at sector perform

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This article appears in: Investing , Banking and loans
Referenced Symbols: BX , CE , FB , JPM , BAC

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