The two private mortgage insurers in the index turned around their morning woes, as Radian ended up 1.25% and MGIC was unchanged. The two biggest gainers on the day were Redwood Trust, up 2.39%, and residential and multifamily mortgage lender Astoria Financial, up 2.11%.
At the other end of the spectrum was technology provider Ellie Mae, down 3.25%. Next was PennyMac, down 1.45%; OceanFirst Financial, down 1.38%; and Dime Community, down 0.21%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 43.85 or 0.33% for the day.