NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- People's United Financial ( PBCT) was the winner among large U.S. bank stocks Tuesday, with shares rising over 2% to close at $13.16. The Bridgeport, Conn., lender is set to complete its acquisition of Danvers Bancorp ( DNBK) of Danvers, Mass., on Thursday for roughly $458 million in cash and stock.
While the broad indexes rose for the second straight day, with growing confidence in a second European bailout of Greece, bank stocks were mixed. The KBW Bank Index ( I:BKX) inched ahead slightly to 47.06, with 14 of the 24 index components rising for the session. Large U.S. banks seeing shares rise over 1% Tuesday included Capital One Financial ( COF), which closed at $51.42; Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB), closing at $12.41; Huntington Bancshares ( HBAN), at $6.39; U.S. Bancorp ( USB), at $24.87; and Zions Bancorporation ( ZION), which closed at $23.09. Tuesday's loser among the largest domestic banks was Goldman Sachs, with shares slipping over 1% to close at $129.26.