After a day of strong selling, First Republic’s shares rose dramatically.
Early trading saw the stock rise 57% and outperform the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE), which jumped 11%. Regional bank shares also rose. PacWest rose 64%, KeyCorp 16%, and Zions Bank 17%.
After falling over 12% on Monday, Charles Schwab rose over 14%.
Even though U.S. authorities guaranteed Silicon Valley Bank depositors, regional banks sank substantially Monday. The KRE fell 12.3%, the worst one-day loss since March 2020.
First Republic fell to 61.8%. Executive Chairman Jim Herbert told CNBC’s Jim Cramer that the bank was functioning normally and not witnessing large withdrawals. JPMorgan and the Fed provided more liquidity to the bank on Sunday.
Federal authorities announced plans Sunday to stabilize the banking sector and safeguard deposits at SVB and Signature Bank, which shuttered Sunday. The Fed’s Bank Term Financing Program lets banks swap high-quality assets for cash without mark-to-market losses.
Daniel Tamayo, an analyst at Raymond James, says that investors haven’t been pulling money out of banks, even though regional bank stocks fell on Monday.