Financial stocks, a primary driver of yesterday's bounce, are laggards today as investors take...

|By:, SA News Editor

Financial stocks, a primary driver of yesterday's bounce, are laggards today as investors take profits from insurers (KIE -1.1%) after their big rally: ALL -1.2%, HIG -1.5%. Among banks (XLF -1%), Bank of America (BAC -3%) weighs on the sector after reports of FDIC opposition to the mortgage settlement deal. Also: JPM -1.5%, C -1.4%, GS -1.2%, MS -1%.