It’s not alone in the green, however. Three of the ‘big four’ banks are also dodging today’s market downturn.
At the time of writing, the NAB share price is $28.01, 0.79% higher than its previous close.
For context, the ASX 200 is currently down 0.78% while the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) is up 0.26%.
Let’s take a closer look at what might be going on with NAB and its peers on Wednesday.
NAB share price outperforms on Wednesday
The NAB share price is rising today as the bank’s home sector outperforms.
The financial sector is the market’s second-best performer today, behind only the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) and its 0.75% gain.
ASX 200 financial stocks are currently led by the Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) share price. It’s up 1.72% right now.
Meanwhile, the NAB share price is joined in green by those of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ASX: ANZ) and Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC). They’re currently up 0.83% and 0.81% respectively.
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) share price is down 0.49%.
And while there’s been nothing but silence from the banking giants today, competition in the industry is about to lessen.
“Following the pandemic and the current challenging global economic climate we were unable to secure the funding needed to continue,” Volt’s website reads.
Today’s gains haven’t been enough to return NAB share price to the year-to-date green. It has slipped nearly 3% since the start of 2022.
Both the ASX 200 and the financial sector have fallen around 12% this year.