Top Financial Stocks:
Financial stocks were mostly lower pre-market Friday.
Stocks moving on news include:
(-) Moneygram International ( MGI ), which was declining by more than 3% after it reported Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.24 per share, unchanged from the prior-year period and higher than the $0.16 per share Street estimate.
In other sector news:
(=) First Midwest Bancorp ( FMBI ) was unchanged after it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Northern Oak Wealth Management, a Milwaukee-based registered investment adviser with approximately $800 million of wealth assets under management.
(=) Essent Group ( ESNT ) was flat as it said Q3 net income rose to $1.18 from $0.82 in the year-ago period and topped the Capital IQ mean for $1.13 GAAP and $1.14 normalized.