Shares of financial systems firms generally rose last week, aided by a robust stock market rally on Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 60 points on Friday after the Department of Labor said the civilian unemployment rate unexpectedly rose in January three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.7% - most economists had predicted it would remain unchanged. The employment figures buoyed investors' hopes that the recent spate of interest rate hikes was coming to an end.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.