J.P. Morgan & Co. was one of very few banks to gain in stock market trading Wednesday, thanks to a meeting at which the bank provided to analysts an overview of its European operation and fixed income business.

The venerable white shoe bank, which prior to this year had been unusually reticent to discuss its business with outsiders, made the presentations late Tuesday. By the end of the day Wednesday, shares were up $2.25 to $93.625, in marked contrast to the rest of the banking sector, which was hit by a round of profit taking.

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