Dow Up Over 300 Points As Banks Begin Recovery

Stocks are on the mend this afternoon after the forced takeover of Credit Suisse (CS) sparked a rebound in regional banks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) is more than 300 points higher, while the Nasdaq Composite Index (IXIC) and S&P 500 Index (SPX) sport more modest leads.

Midday Market Stats March 202023

Options bulls are flocking towards Ally Financial Inc (NYSE: ALLY), as traders still try to decide how to navigate the landscape following SVB Financial Group's (SIVB) collapse. The shares of ALLY were last seen up 8.3% to trade at $24.13, and more than 13,000 calls have been exchanged so far -- six times the amount typically seen at this point. The most popular contract is the weekly 3/24 23-strike call, where new positions are being opened. Ally Financial stock is down 46.% over the last 12 months, as it remains near roughly three-year lows.

ALLY March 202023

Near the top of the Nasdaq today is OSI Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIS), which was last seen 12.9% higher to trade at $102.89, after the company received a $600 million order from Mexico for cargo and vehicle inspection systems. Year-to-date, OSIS is now up more than 28%.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (Nasdaq: BBBYis trading near the bottom of the Nasdaq after the embattled retailer called for shareholders to approve a reverse stock split. The company stressed that the split would "not have any effect" on its the equity's value or shareholder's proportional ownership. The shares were last seen 16.2% lower to trade at 86 cents, adding to a 96% year-over-year deficit.

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