Bank systems stocks got hit with some profit taking last week, as investors appeared to take home some holiday gifts after a banner year in the technology sector.

While the Dow Jones industrial average hovered around the 5,200 level for the week, the technology-laden Nasdaq stock index was lower. Heavy trading volume indicated investors were squaring positions with the final "triple witching" session of the year - the quarterly expiration of stock- index futures and options contracts.

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