Top Financial Stocks:
Top financial stocks were mostly gaining pre-market Friday.
In other sector news:
(=) Carlyle Group (CG) and Bain Capital have been shortlisted to participate in the next round of bidding for the $6.8 billion chemical unit of Hitachi Ltd., Reuters reported, citing sources. Carlyle Group was unchanged after the news.
(=) Brown & Brown (BRO) was flat after it acquired substantially all of the assets of Poole Professional Cos., a risk management provider, for an undisclosed amount.
(=) Manning & Napier (MN) was unchanged after it reported preliminary assets under management of $20.5 billion in September compared with $20.7 billion in August.
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