NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Financial stocks swayed Monday as concerns turned to retail sales on "Cyber Monday" as well uncertainty regarding Ireland's $113 billion bailout package and the latest measures to rescue the European debt crisis.

The

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(XLF) - Get Report

, after rising for most of the morning, was stuck in first gear at last check. The index, which tracks the financial sector, was rising 0.3% to $14.46.

As consumers continued their Black Friday holiday shopping online Monday, shares of the big credit card networks had mixed results.

American Express

(AXP) - Get Report

shares rose 0.7% to $42.55.

However,

MasterCard

(MA) - Get Report

and

Visa

(V) - Get Report

spent much of the day in the red. MasterCard shares fell 0.7% to $233.40; Visa shares dropped 2.7% to $73.46, while

Discover

(DFS) - Get Report

shares fell 0.9% to $18.25.

Big bank stocks moved marginally higher, with

Bank of America

(BAC) - Get Report

and

Wells Fargo

(WFC) - Get Report

, gaining the most ground. Wells Fargo shares rose 1.2% to $26.98. Bank of America shares were up 1.4% to $11.28.

Online brokerage stocks saw movement on Monday following the announcement by

OptionsXpress

(OXPS)

that it would return $259 million to shareholders in the form of a special dividend next month. OptionsXpress shares jumped as high as 10% early in the day, hitting a new 52-week-high of $18.67, but retreated as the day went on. The stock was rising 2.2% to $17.31 at last check.

Meanwhile shares of the three largest online brokerage firms were in the red.

TD Ameritrade

(AMTD) - Get Report

shares fell 1.8% to $16.91.

E*Trade

(ETFC) - Get Report

shares fell 0.5% to $14.76, as

Charles Schwab

(SCHW) - Get Report

shares dropped 1.3% to $14.86.

-- Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.

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