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) - American International Group

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was the loser among large financial names Wednesday, with shares giving up 5% to close at $28.13, following the company's

secondary offering

on Tuesday, that was priced at $29, and a sale of $5.8 billion in AIG shares by the Treasury.

The broad indexes held onto gains despite a lower-than-expected report on

durable goods orders

for April, with

gold, silver



prices all showing strength.


KBW Bank Index


was down slightly to 48.89.

BB&T Corp.

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was the winner among the largest U.S> banking names Wednesday, with shares rising 2% to close at $26.67.

Large bank stocks seeing shares climb 1% Wednesday included

Fifth Third Bancorp

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, which closed at $12.61;

Huntington Bancshares

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, closing at $6.42;

PNC Financial

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, at $61.11,

Regions Financial

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, at $6.81; and


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, which closed at $27.36.

Wednesday's loser among the large banks was Comerica, with shares sliding 2% to close at $35.14.


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Philip W. van Doorn is a member of TheStreet's banking and finance team, commenting on industry and regulatory trends. He previously served as the senior analyst for Ratings, responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. Mr. van Doorn previously served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Fla., and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he monitored banks in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Mr. van Doorn has additional experience in the mutual fund and computer software industries. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Long Island University.