Bank stocks lost a little steam Thursday after a heady performance earlier in the week.

The Standard & Poor's Bank Index fell 0.62%. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.23% but remained above the 8,000 mark. The Nasdaq Bank index also fell 0.58% as did the S&P 500, which declined 0.53%.

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