Top Financial Shares:
Financial shares were idle in Wednesday's pre-market trade as
investors absorb positive China trade data with few other economic
indicators on tap.
In financial stocks news, NewStar Financial, Inc. (
), a specialized commercial finance company, today reported
consolidated net income of $6.4 million, or $0.12 per diluted share
for Q4 2013. The Street expected $0.15 per share in Q4
And FirstService (
) reported adjusted EPS was $0.97, up 26% from the prior year
quarter. The Street called for $0.80 per share.
And, Alliance Bernstein (
), an investment management firm, says Q4 adjusted net income per
unit rose 50% to $0.60 per share from a year ago, as revenue rose
on higher performance-based and base fees, Bernstein Research
Services revenues and investment gains. The analyst consensus
called for earnings of $0.43 per share, according to Capital
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