U S West Capital Corp. sold 7.5 million shares of Financial Security Assurance Holdings Inc. in a public stock offering last week, fetching $20 per share for its stake in the bond insurer's holding company.

Trading on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol FSA, the firm's stock closed up 1/4 point at 20 1/4 on Friday, its first day of trading. Other financial guaranty stocks ended mixed on Friday, while the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 26.47 points.

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