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First Republic Sinks 50% Triggering Multiple Trading Halts

First Republic Sinks 50% Triggering Multiple Trading Halts
A First Republic Bank branch in Los Angeles, California. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

First Republic Bank shares were halted repeatedly after dropping as much as 50% following a report from CNBC that the most likely outcome of rescue talks is for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to take the lender into receivership.

Shares sank to a fresh all-time low of $3.09 as of 11:44 a.m. in New York, after rising as much as 6.6% earlier on reports of meetings to devise a plan for the bank.

Read: First Republic’s $21 Billion Rout Puts S&P Status in Question

First Republic Plunges to Fresh Record Low

First Republic’s plunge has wiped out more than $21 billion in market value this year, making it the smallest S&P 500 Index member by value.


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