Banks, lenders and other financial companies rose slightly as bets on another interest-rate increase later this year ebbed.
"You have to say it's highly unlikely you're going to see another rate hike this year; the economic data is just not supporting," said Oliver Pursche, chief market strategist at broker-dealer Bruderman Brothers.
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Shares of insurance companies could see more selling if investors respond to Hurricane Irma mirrors that of prior major storms such as Superstorm Sandy.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 06, 2017 17:13 ET (21:13 GMT)