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Allied Capital


fell on reports that Patrick Harrington, former executive VP of its portfolio company Business Loan Express, was indicted on fraud charges by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In response, Allied Capital stated that Business Loan Express, through which Harrington allegedly defrauded the Small Business Administration on loans worth $77 million, represents only 6.2% of its total assets. The company said it has made prior disclosure of the probe and of Harrington's departure, but it also conceded that Business Loan Express will have sustained losses should the allegations be proven true. Shares slid $2.18, or 6.9%, to $29.40.

Triad Guaranty


rose after Standard & Poor's said it will add the mortgage insurer to its SmallCap 600 index at the close of trading Friday. Triad will replace


( VTS), which is being bought out. Triad shares were adding $1.99, or 3.6%, to $57.07.


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shares advanced after an analyst with UBS predicted a strong fourth quarter and upped the insurer's rating to buy from neutral. Shares were rising $1.31, or 2.2%, to $61.32.

Goldman Sachs

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shares got a lift after a Punk Ziegel analyst maintained his "accumulate" rating on the investment bank and raised his target price by $28 to $242. Shares were trading up $4.26, or 2.1%, to $212.37.

Sun Life Financial

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was higher after the Canada-based insurer said it will buy the U.S. group benefits business of

Genworth Financial

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for $650 million. Shares were gaining 27 cents to $41.19.