Shares of First Republic Bank FRC, +31.77% rocketed 43.7% on heavy volume, putting them on track for a record one-day gain, as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the U.S. government was committed to keeping the banking system safe, and amid reports JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +3.02% was working to help the bank. The previous record rally was 27.0% on March 14, 2023. Trading volume ballooned to 87.8 million shares, already nearly triple the full-day average, and enough to make stock the the most actively traded on major U.S. exchanges. Meanwhile, the stock’s price gain of $5.33 means it has only recovered about 49% of Monday’s $10.85, or 47.1% selloff, that took the stock to a record-low close of $12.18. The stock has plummeted 85.6% year to date, while the SPDR S&P Regional Banking exchange-traded fund KRE, +4.75% has tumbled 22.2% and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.56% has gained 3.7%.
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