Financial Winners and Losers: BofA

Financial names were sliding Friday following reports that Bank of America was involved in Merrill Lynch's fourth quarter loss of $15.3 billion.
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Updated from 2:39 p.m. EDT

Financial stocks slid for a second day as the sector was pressured by a 10.7% drop in shares of

Bank of America

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The Charlotte-based bank was involved in markdowns that contributed to

Merrill Lynch's fourth-quarter loss

of $15.3 billion, the

Financial Times

reported. BofA shares ended down 74 cents to $6.19, although the stock finished in positive territory for the week.


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JPMorgan Chase

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shed 7.2% on top of Thursday's 8% loss.

Wells Fargo

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surrendered 9.3% to bring its two-session loss to 18.8%. On Thursday, Wells Fargo said it had extended $51 billion in loans in January and had lent a total of $144 billion over the last four months, six times more than it had lent over the same period last year.


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bucked the trend and ended higher on the day after the bank said it would continue to reshuffle executive positions. CFO Gary Crittenden will become chairman of Citi Holdings, the nonbanking unit in charge of its riskier, troubled assets. Citi shares tacked on 2 cents, or 0.8%, to $2.62, and closed out the week with a 47.2% gain.

The weeklong rally in shares of

Fannie Mae



Freddie Mac


came to a screeching halt Friday. On Wednesday, the

Federal Reserve

said it will spend up to $300 billion to buy long-term government bonds and an additional $750 billion in mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie and Freddie, helping shares rally above the $1-a-share level.

However, both stocks tanked Friday as investors booked profits. Fannie dropped 27.8% to 70 cents a share and Freddie was falling 27.7% to 73 cents.


American Investment Group

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dropped 22.2% on Friday after the

Wall Street Journal

reported that the company sent a list of recipients of $165 million in bonuses to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo had subpoenaed a list of the recipients following outrage over the fact that an institution receiving federal bailout money was paying out retention bonuses. AIG shares finished down 36 cents to $1.26.