On speculation that the company is close to a deal with a buyer, shares
The Dallas company's shares rose by about $5 last week, trading at
FirstPlus said recently that it was putting itself on the block because
Specialty finance companies have watched their stock prices tumble in
Several companies-including Banc One Corp. in Columbus, Ohio, and GE
Lenders such as FirstPlus, which makes loans to homeowners for more than
Borrowers often use the loans to consolidate credit card debt.