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Financial stocks were little changed in afternoon trading. The Philadelphia Housing Index was ahead almost 0.4%.
In sector news:
(-) The Blackstone Group (BX) was down almost 1% after the asset manager said it has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire a technology park in Bengaluru, India, from Coffee Day Enterprises for up to $421 million.
(-) Aegon (AEG) dropped 7.5% on Thursday to a 35-month low of $3.80 a share after the Dutch life insurance company earned EUR0.30 per share on a GAAP basis during the first six month of 2019, improving on a EUR0.24 per share profit during the comparable year-ago period and trailing the Capital IQ consensus by EUR0.09 per share.
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