Sector Update: Financial Shares Higher As Jobless Claims, Consumer Sentiment on Tap

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Top Financial Shares:

JPM: +0.14%

BAC: +0.19%

WFC: flat

C: +0.23%

USB: flat

Financial shares are again higher in today's pre-market session ahead of jobless claims, consumer sentiment and durable-goods orders due out today.

In financial stocks news, Morgan Stanley ( MS ) and Citi ( C ) are among the major financial firms that must provide the SEC with information about their hiring practices abroad, the Wall Street Journal reports this morning.

MS is down 0.06% in pre-market trade; C is up 0.11% at $53.07, close to its 52-week high of $53.68.

In other financial stocks news, specialty finance company Triangle Capital Corporation ( TCAP ) said Wednesday that its board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.54 per share, payable on December 24, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 11, 2013.

TCAP's dividends paid to stockholders will total $2.16 per share as compared to $2.02 per share during calendar year 2012, representing a year-over-year increase of 6.9%.

TCAP closed at $28.85 Tuesday, near its 52-week high of $30.70.



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