By midafternoon, shares had added 5.2% to $34.82. Trading volume of 2.4 million was more than double its three-month daily average.
The financial holdings company, which emerged from bankruptcy in May last year, reported net income of $1.49 in the three months to December. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected earnings of $1.21 a share.
Total revenue of $166.98 million were higher than consensus of $161.6 million.
For the full year, the company earned $10.91 a share on $581.05 million in revenue before expenses and reorganization items.