Top Financial Stocks:
Top financial stocks were mostly higher pre-bell Thursday.
Early movers include:
(+) China Bat Group (GLG), which was jumping by more than 47% after saying that through its unit, Beijing Tianxing Kunlun Technology, it formed a strategic cooperation pact with Liten Group, which specializes in high-end automobile retail and operation of its automobile theme park, Dream Factory.
In other sector news:
(=) Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) was down 3.5% as it reported Q1 earnings of $0.85 per share, down from $0.88 in the same period a year ago and missing the estimate of $0.91 from analysts polled by Capital IQ.
(+) Some employee representatives on Commerzbank's supervisory board have sought to convene a meeting of the body to end merger discussions with rival Deutsche Bank (DB), Bloomberg News reported, citing sources. Deutsche Bank was more than 1% higher pre-market.