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(Bloomberg) -- PacWest Bancorp has completed the first part of the sale of a $5.7 billion loan portfolio to real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson Holdings Inc. as the US regional bank takes steps to shore up liquidity.Most Read from BloombergJeff Bezos Has Gained $10 on Mystery Purchase of One Amazon ShareAmericans Are Leaving Portugal as Golden Visa Honeymoon EndsTrump Tried to Hide Documents, Share Secrets, Indictment AllegesChina Stock Bulls Hit Reset Button After $1.5 Trillion RoutDo
Shares of several bank stocks moved higher this week as investors started to get more comfortable with the sector in the wake of the banking crisis. Shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW) traded nearly 19% higher for the week as of the market close Thursday, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Meanwhile, shares of Customers Bancorp (NYSE: CUBI) traded roughly 10.4% higher, while shares of Merchants Bancorp (NASDAQ: MBIN) were up more than 11%.
Shares of many bank stocks moved higher today as Congress passed the debt ceiling bill last night and the market reacted positively to the May jobs report released this morning. Shares of the credit card and payments company American Express (NYSE: AXP) traded roughly 4% higher as of 12:32 p.m. ET today. Meanwhile, shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW) traded nearly 14% higher, while shares of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) were up about 6%.
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PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW) had a bounce-back week, as its stock price was up 16.9% this week, as of Friday morning at 10:45 a.m. EDT, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock price had been up as much as 19.5% during the week. The market was mixed this week, as the S&P 500 was up 0.1%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.9%, and the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.7%, all as of 10:45 a.m. EDT.
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The California regional lender sold assets of a real estate lending business, its second transaction announced this week.
PacWest (PACW) announces strategic actions to bolster operating efficiency and focus on core business. These steps help regain investor confidence in the stock, which rallies 28.8%.
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Investing.com -- Shares in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) surged on Wednesday after the embattled regional bank reached a deal to sell its real estate lending division.
Roc Capital Holdings LLC ("Roc360"), a vertically integrated platform for residential real estate investors and a leading originator of business-purpose loans nationwide, today announced it has purchased the origination assets of Civic Financial Services ("CIVIC"), a subsidiary of Pacific Western Bank ("PacWest Bancorp"; Nasdaq: PACW).
Shares of Los Angeles-based lender PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW) traded nearly 13% higher as of 1:49 p.m. ET today, as the bank continued to rally after announcing a loan portfolio sale yesterday. In a regulatory filing, PacWest announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell a real estate construction loan portfolio with an outstanding balance of $2.6 billion to a subsidiary of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (NYSE: KW). Kennedy-Wilson will also be responsible for future funding obligations under the loan portfolio of roughly $2.7 billion.
Yahoo Finance markets contributor Remy Blaire joins the Live Show from New York Stock Exchange to break down some of the top movers of the morning.
Exante Data Inc. Founder and CEO Jens Nordvig joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the rise of PacWest and Western Alliance stocks after announcing the sale of real estate and the banking sector's outlook amid system failures.
Stock index futures moved lower just before the market open on Tuesday morning, spurred by lawmakers' failure to make progress in discussions about raising the debt ceiling. Declines were relatively modest, with the Nasdaq Composite leading the way lower with a drop of about a third of a percent. Yelp (NYSE: YELP) became the subject of speculation about a potential sale of the company, while PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW) continued to gain ground as sentiment concerning regional banks kept improving.
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PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW) was having a very good day Monday, as its stock price was up about 21.6% as of 2:50 p.m. ET. The market was mixed on Monday as the S&P 500 was up 11 points (0.3%), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 44 points (0.1%), and the Nasdaq Composite had gained 95 points (0.8%) as of 2:50 p.m. ET. The battered bank stock, the holding company for Pacific Western Bank based in Beverly Hills, California, got a boost Monday after it announced that it was selling off about $2.7 billion in real estate construction loans.
Yahoo Finance Live's Rachelle Akuffo checks out shares of PacWest, Western Alliance, and Zions as regional bank stocks are trending higher
Interactive Brokers Chief Strategist Steve Sosnick joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss PacWest's plan to sell $2.6 billion real estate loans at a discount and the outlook of the regional banking sector.
Yahoo Finance Live discusses top stock market movers such as Chevron, PacWest and Micron.
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PacWest's deal is adding to momentum around a recovery in the regional banking sector.