(Financial winners story updated for Citi, financial stock market close info)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The financial sector had a down day on Tuesday, with losses for most of the major U.S. financial institutions. Citigroup ( C) shares continued to be under pressure on Tuesday, with a 2.1% loss, or a loss of 9 cents, to $4.09. The U.S. government announced Monday that it would begin this year an orderly sale of its stake of 7.7 million shares in Citi. On Monday, Citi shares dropped by twice as much as Tuesday's loss, or 20 cents to a closing price of $4.18. Trading in Citi shares was elevated again on Tuesday, with 619 million shares traded. On Monday, more than 886 million Citi shares were traded. The average daily volume for Citi is 524 million shares traded. Bank of America was also among the financial losers on Tuesday, with a loss of close to 1.6%, or 28 cents, to $17.76. Even after a losing day on Tuesday, Citi and Bank of America shares remain higher as March ends than the share prices at which the big banks trading to begin the month. Bank of America and Citigroup were more or less going out like lambs after a month of steadily increasing share prices.
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