Financial stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 1.5%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.9%, the Nasdaq rose 0.8% and the S&P 500 was up 0.9%.
Some of the biggest gainers among financial stocks include:
- Cna Financial Corp (CNA): CNA stock is up 3.1% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Alleghany Corp (Y): Y stock is up 2.8% today.
- Renaissancere Holdings Ltd (RNR): RNR stock is up 2.5% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Assurant Inc (AIZ): AIZ stock is up 2.3% today.
- Hdfc Bank Limited (HDB): HDB stock is up 2.1% today.
- Rli Corp (RLI): RLI stock is up 2.1% today.
- Everest Re Group (RE): RE stock is up 2.1% today.
- Pro-Assurance Corp (PRA): PRA stock is up 2.1% today.
- XL Company Switzerland Gmbh (XL): XL stock is up 2.1% today.
- Community Bank System (CBU): CBU stock is up 2.0% today.
Some of the biggest losers among financial stocks include:
- Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR): WDR stock is down 1.1% today.
- Banco Macro S.A. (BMA): BMA stock is down 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Fortress Investment Group (FIG): FIG stock is down 0.8% today.
- Bbva Banco Frances S.A. (BFR): BFR stock is down 0.7% today.
- Itau Unibanco Banco Holding Sa (ITUB): ITUB stock is down 0.6% today.
- Clearbridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (CEM): CEM stock is down 0.6% today.
- Apollo Global Management Llc C (APO): APO stock is down 0.5% today.
- Radian Group Inc (RDN): RDN stock is down 0.5% today.
- Genworth Financial Inc (GNW): GNW stock is down 0.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN): OCN stock is down 0.5% today.
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.
Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.