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June 27, 2011, 9:45 a.m. EDT

NYSE among top gainers in rising financial sector

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of NYSE Euronext rose more than 1.5% on Monday and were some of the biggest gainers in the financial sector of the S&P 500 (S&P:SPX) after proxy solicitation firm ISS urged shareholders to approve the firm's merger with Deutsche Boerse AG (OTC:DBOEY) . Elsewhere in the financial sector, the Financial Select Sector SPDR (PSE:XLF) added 0.14%. Among the financial stocks in the Dow Jones industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) , Travelers Cos. Inc. (NYS:TRV) and American Express (NYS:AXP) rose 0.6% and 0.3% respectively. The other two financials in the Dow, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp (NYS:BAC) , both banks, added 0.85 and 1.9% respectively.

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