Financial Stocks Climbing Off Session Lows; First Marblehead Planning Reverse Split


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Financial stocks are off their worst levels of the session with the NYSE Financial Sector Index sinking 0.8% and the S&P Financial 100 Index falling 1.0% shortly before the closing bell.

In company news, First Marblehead ( FMD ) is down 2.5% at 83 cents a share after announcing plans for 1-for-10 reverse stock split of its outstanding common stock.

The reverse split is scheduled for Dec. 3 and will not change the par value of its common stock or alter the company's overall market capitalization.

In other sector news,

(+) AGO, Reports non-GAAP EPS of $0.64, a penny better than analyst forecasts. Revenue slid 23.2% year over year to $297 million, also beating the Capital IQ consensus by around $4 million.

(-) RBS, RBS Reduced to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs.

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