Top Financial Stocks
Financial stocks are higher today with the NYSE Financial Sector
Index climbing 0.8% and the S&P Financial 100 Index advancing
In company news, NYSE Euronext (
) is higher, with shares rising 0.7% to near $42.20 each and just
over $1 below 52 week highs after the stock exchange today said it
is buying an undisclosed minority stake in ACE, a transaction
management platform for private placements of equity, debt and
NYSE Euronext and ACE will establish an independent technology
for new issuances of private securities, with the goal of bringing
greater transparency and efficiencies to the private market.
Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.
In other sector news,
(+) BXP, (+0.5%) Agrees to sell its 45% stake in the ground
leasehold interest and related tax credits in the Times Square
Tower in mid-town Manhattan to Norway's oil fund for $684 million
(-) BOFI, (-1.9%) Completea acquisition of about $173 million in
deposits from Principal Bank, including $31 million in time deposit
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