Updated from Nov. 21

Alesco Financial ( AFN) priced a secondary offering Tuesday as underwriters sold 26.4 million shares at $9 apiece.

Underwriters, led by Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns, were granted an over-allotment option to sell an additional 3.96 million shares.

Shares of the real estate investment trust were recently up 5.5% at $9.51.

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