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TD Ameritrade Holding said Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 65 percent, as trading activity and client assets rose, prompting the brokerage to boost its 2008 profit forecast despite signs the U.S. economy is weakening.
U.S. discount brokerage TD Ameritrade raised its outlook for first-quarter earnings, and said average daily trades per client rose to their highest ever level in November.
Online brokerage E-Trade Financial Corp, which has been pounded by credit woes in the mortgage business, said on Thursday that it was getting a $2.55 billion cash infusion from investors led by Citadel Investment Group.
Stocks closed higher in a shortened session as the kickoff to the holiday shopping season lifted retail stocks, while signs of progress in a plan to relieve credit market strain helped major banking stocks.
E-Trade Financial, the beleaguered online trader, is in talks to sell itself, according to people familiar with the situation. Bankers say that while there is plenty of interest, it is far from clear whether anything will get done.
Stocks ended broadly higher amid continued strength in the tech sector, which gained following Research in Motion's deal to distribute BlackBerry smartphones in China, along with strong earnings reported by Apple.
U.S. discount brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp posted a higher quarterly profit Tuesday as client assets grew and the summer's stock market volatility led to increased trading activity among clients.
Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding said Friday one of its databases was hacked and contact information for its more than 6.3 million customers was stolen.
A late rally pushed U.S. stocks sharply higher at the close as takeover news and rate-cut speculation overshadowed jitters about tighter credit markets. "We think that liquidity is returning to the market after being problematic," said Kevin Cronin, head of investments at Putnam. "We think the Fed's actions last week righted the ship."
The chief executive on TD Ameritrade told CNBC on Wednesday it could not comment on recent merger speculation but said the company continues to talk to competitors, as disclosed in a regulatory filing submitted several weeks ago.
Wall Street prepares for lift off on the opening amid calmer credit markets, higher world stock markets and some merger news. European stock markets are comfortably higher, and Asia closed higher though Japan stocks were flat on the rising yen.
Corporate news and analyst upgrades were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Monday.
Stocks rallied as investors snapped up shares in the beaten-down financial sector despite uneasiness surrounding the health of credit markets and the U.S. economy. "We got a big sigh-of-relief rally," said Arthur Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS.
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