The market reacted to the release of the minutes from the January meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. Ellie Mae finished 1.65% ahead of its Tuesday close, while OceanFirst was up 0.27%.
Homebuilder KB Home led the MIEC stocks in the red, down 7.54%. The Census Bureau reported single-family housing starts edged up by less than 1% in January but it was still enough to push construction activity to the highest level since July 2008.
Bank of America was down 3.20%, while PHH was down 2.44%.
Radian finished down $0.09 per share to $7.50, although for much of the day it was actually over the 52-week high it had set on Tuesday, topping out at $8.28.