NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Regions Financial ( RF) was the winner among major U.S. financial names on Wednesday, with shares rising 3% to close at $8.22. The broad indexes ended mixed, after the U.S. Census Bureau reported that durable goods orders declined 5.7% in March after rising 4.3% in February. Orders excluding transportation were down 1.4%. The average estimate among economists polled by Thomson Reuters was for durable goods orders to fall by 2.8% in March, with core durable goods orders rising 0.5%. The KBW Bank Index ( I:BKX) rose over 1% to close at 56.44, with all but two of the index components ending the session with gains.