More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.6% higher and the S&P 500 climbed 0.4%.
Some of the biggest gainers among financial stocks include:
- China Life Insurance Company Limited (LFC): LFC stock is up 7.3% today.
- Woori Finance Holdings Co Ltd (WF): WF stock is up 2.9% today.
- Central Fund of Canada (CEF): CEF stock is up 2.0% today.
- Banco Santander Brasil Sa (BSBR): BSBR stock is up 1.6% today.
- White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM): WTM stock is up 1.7% today.
- Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd (SHG): SHG stock is up 1.5% today.
- KB Financial Group Inc (KB): KB stock is up 1.6% today.
- Green Dot Corp (GDOT): GDOT stock is up 2.2% today.
- Marketaxess Holdings (MKTX): MKTX stock is up 1.7% today.
- Noah Holdings Ltd (NOAH): NOAH stock is up 3.1% today.
Some of the biggest losers among financial stocks include:
- Pro-Assurance Corp (PRA): PRA stock is down 6.2% today.
- Envestnet Inc (ENV): ENV stock is down 2.6% today.
- Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN): OCN stock is down 3.1% today and down 33.9% in the last month.
- Bankrate Inc (RATE): RATE stock is down 1.8% today.
- Financial Engines (FNGN): FNGN stock is down 1.3% today.
- Bancolombia S.A. (CIB): CIB stock is down 2.5% today.
- Icici Bank Limited (IBN): IBN stock is down 1.5% today.
- Och-Ziff Capital Management (OZM): OZM stock is down 0.9% today.
- American Capital (ACAS): ACAS stock is down 1.2% today.
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Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.