Bank stocks were mostly mixed to lower.
Barnett Banks Inc. was down 62.5 cents to $46, Meridian Bancorp. was down 37.5 cents to $32, and First Union Corp. was down 50 cents to $44.625 in late trading.
The biggest gainer was MBNA Corp., the credit card issuer ahead 87.5 cents to $35.125. Shawmut National Corp. rebounded by improving 87.51 cents to $23.75. BankAmerica Corp. rose 37.5 cents to $47, and Bankers Trust New York Corp. rose 62.5 cents to $79.50.