BOSTON (MarketWatch) — Shares of NYSE Euronext Inc. fell for a second day Tuesday after rivals Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. and IntercontinentalExchange Inc. withdrew their roughly $11 billion bid for the stock-exchange operator.
Shares of NYSE Euronext shed almost 4%.
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Analysts at Argus downgraded NYSE Euronext shares to hold from buy.
“With Nasdaq /zigman2/quotes/205547889/composite NDAQ -2.28% and ICE /zigman2/quotes/209108507/composite ICE -0.76% out of the picture, it’s highly unlikely that another suitor for NYX will emerge; it’s also unlikely that Deutsche Boerse /zigman2/quotes/205502669/delayed DE:DB1 -2.32% /zigman2/quotes/203431168/composite DBOEY -2.06% will increase its own offer,” the analysts wrote in their note.
Janus Capital Group Inc. , off almost 5%, was the steepest decliner among the financial stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.91% . On the upside, Wells Fargo & Co.’s /zigman2/quotes/203790192/composite WFC -2.89% shares added 2%.
In the broader financial sector, the Financial Select Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund /zigman2/quotes/209660484/composite XLF -2.34% , which tracks the financial stocks in the S&P 500, recovered from an early slump, inching up 0.2%.
Among the four financial stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.91% , Travelers Cos. /zigman2/quotes/206313935/composite TRV -3.54% , American Express Co. /zigman2/quotes/203805826/composite AXP -3.53% and Bank of America Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200894270/composite BAC -2.51% fell. Meanwhile, shares of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. /zigman2/quotes/205971034/composite JPM -1.68% rose.