Top Financial Shares:
Financial shares were lower in pre-market trade Thursday as
investors consider the possibility of interest-rate hikes in the
wake of positive economic data on Wednesday.
In financial stocks news, Legg Mason (
) reported Q1 EPS of $0.91, better than the analyst consensus of
$0.86 per share on Capital IQ. Revenue was $693.9 million, below
the Street consensus of $703.5 million.
And, CME Group (
) reported Q2 EPS and revenues that missed, hurt by a decline in
average daily trading volume and lower contract prices.
Finally, FLY Leasing (
) reported Q2 net income surged higher from a year prior as revenue
results beat expectations.
FLY's net income and diluted earnings per share for Q2 of 2014
were $21.7 million and $0.51, compared to $5.9 million and $0.20 in
the same period of 2013.
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