Leading the way was Fidelity National Financial, up 3.54%, as it and competitor First American Corp. were upgraded by the analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Last week, the American Land Title Association announced 2Q13 premiums were up by $570 million over the same quarter in 2012.
Next was Ellie Mae, up 3.17%; Reuters had a report on Tuesday that sources said the company has hired Morgan Stanley to oversee a sale process.
OceanFirst Financial was No. 3 percentage gainer on the day, up 2.51%.
Bank of Hawaii had the largest percentage decline, 0.95%. It was followed by Astoria Financial, down 0.49%; PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, down 0.19%; and Home Loan Servicing Solutions, down 0.13%.