The hard-hit shares of Mercury Finance Co. have gained back some ground recently amid growing murmurs on Wall Street that short-term interest rates could be near a peak.

Mercury, spun off from its banking parent five years ago, has suffered more than most other financial stocks during the Federal Reserve System's credit-tightening campaign of the past year.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.