Upstart tops week's financial gainers, while Lufax falls the most

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Financial stocks got a boost during the week the October inflation data came in below expectations, fueling a pullback in Treasury yields.

With last month’s softer-than-expected CPI data, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF) climbed 3.3% for the week ended Nov. 17, outpacing the S&P 500’s 2.2% increase.

Upstart Holdings (NASDAQ:UPST), the AI-driven lending platform, rose the most of any U.S. traded financial stock (with market cap over $2B) this week, jumping 22.6%;

Regional lender BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) took the second slot, gapping up 18.7%;

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD), a provider of multifamily and commercial real estate financing products and services, accelerated 16.8%; and

Fellow regional banks Pacific Premier Bancorp (NASDAQ:PPBI) and United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) each gained 14.1%.

For this week’s five biggest losers, Chinese personal financial services platform Lufax Holding (NYSE:LU) took the lead, shedding 10%, after posting Q3 results;

Brazilian digital bank Nu Holdings (NYSE:NU) retreated 5.3% even after turning in solid growth in revenue and adjusted net income as purchase volume climbed and average cost per active customer stayed flat;

Interactive Brokers (NASDAQ:IBKR), an automated electronic broker, drifted down 3.9%;

SLM Corp. (NASDAQ:SLM), a consumer finance name, slipped 2.8%; and

Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) edged down 2.7% during the week the insurer filed for an automatic mixed securities shelf.

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