Financial stocks are lower, with the NYSE Financial Sector Index falling 0.3% and the S&P Financial 100 Index slipping about 0.1%.
In company news, private-equity firm Blackstone Group LP (BX:$26.249,0$-0.461,0-1.73%) is down 1.2% at $26.38 a share after disclosing in a regulatory filing late Friday that company President and Chief Operating Officer Hamilton "Tony" James sold 3.25 million equity units for a combined $88.6 millionbetween Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.
BX's units remain up 68% for the year despite Monday's selloff and remain within close range of their 52-week high of $28.73.
In other sector news,
(+) SBCF, (+2.3%) Swings to $0.47 per share Q3 profit, including one-time items, reversing $0.01 net loss during the year-ago quarter.
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