Top Financial Shares:
Financial shares were flat in pre-market trading on Friday.
On the economic calendar is the much-watched monthly US jobs report, at 8:30 am ET. Pundits are looking for a 4.0% unemployment rate, and will be eyeing wage growth. Too strong wage gains, into the 3% range, could trigger tightening by the Federal Reserve.
Wholesale trade figures are released at 10 am.
- Heritage Financial ( HFWA ): to acquire Oregon-based Premier Community Bank for $88.6 million
- SL Green Realty ( SLG ): downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust
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