JP Morgan Chase

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saw its shares rise after Prudential raised the New York-based financial services company's rating from underweight to neutral. JP Morgan Chase was up 48 cents, or 1.2%, to $40.50 in recent trading.

Shares of

National Financial Partners

(NFP)

fell after Merrill Lynch cut the New York-based financial services company's rating to sell. National Financial Partners dropped $3.03, or 5.5%, $51.92.

Oppenheimer

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was moving higher, even after the National Association of Securities Dealers charged the firm with not producing documents and information requested by regulators for the second time in eight months. Charges were also filed against Oppenheimer CEO Albert Lowenthal.

The Toronto-based financial services company issued a statement saying it believed it had strong defenses against the actions. Shares of Oppenheimer climbed 35 cents recently, or 1.7%, to $20.45.

Merrill Lynch

( MER) was on the rise after Prudential upgraded the New York-based financial services company to overweight from neutral. Shares of Merrill were up $1.04, or 1.5%, to $69.74 in recent trading.