Advanta Corp. shares scored strong gains Monday as investors warmed to a change in the card specialist's chargeoff policy.

Advanta Corp. A shares were up 43.7 cents to $46.562, on a listless day for bank issues. It was the second straight strong trading day for Advanta stock, which had plummeted nearly 10% - to $44.93 Thursday - after its Oct. 17 earnings announcement.

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