Stock prices for many bond insurers dipped yesterday because of their exposure to Orange County, Calif., but officials for the firms said the crisis will ultimately prove to be good for business.

At the New York Stock Exchange's 4 p.m. close, AMBAC Indemnity Corp.'s stock ended the day down 1 1/4 points, while Enhance Financial Services Group Inc., a reinsurer, finished down 7/8 point, and Financial Security Assurance closed down 3/8 point.

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