Financial shares were generally lower in pre-market trade Friday ahead of consumer sentiment and housing starts data.
In financial stocks news, Wells Fargo ( WFC ) is opening an office in Aberdeen this week in an effort to tap into the oil industry business in Scotland, which is part of its broader plan to expand in the United Kingdom, Reuters reports.
WFC trades in a 52-week range of $38.61 to $50.59, having closed down 0.5% at $49.03 on Thursday.
And, National Bank of Greece ( NBG ) shares were upgraded to Overweight From Neutral at JPMorgan Chase Friday, sending the stock up 1.4% at $2.94 in pre-market trade.
NBG is trading at the low end of a 52-week range of $2.85 to $24.70.
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