Capital One Financial Corp. seized quickly on the recent surge and relative stability in financial stocks to raise capital with a plan to sell 14 million common shares.

Analysts are urging others to do likewise, capitalizing on the sector's price gains in response to the government's efforts and proposals last week to curb the financial crisis. The KBW Bank Index has gained 8.3% since Sept. 15, when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection.

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