E*Trade Financial -- which on Friday admitted that it has $450 million in "exposure" on its asset-backed securities portfolio -- saw its stock price crumble 55% Monday morning after an analyst at Citigroup said there's a 15% chance the depository could go bankrupt.As of MortgageWire's deadline, E*Trade's shares were trading down $4.71, at $3.89. Its 52-week high is $26. In a recent public filing, the New York-based company said it has set aside $240 million to cover "deterioration" in its home equity portfolio. Its ABS portfolio totals $3 billion. Even though E*Trade could take more hits on the portfolio in the quarters ahead, the company said in a statement that it "expects to remain well capitalized based on regulatory standards." In September, E*Trade closed its residential wholesale division. The company can be found on the Web at http://www.etrade.com.

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