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  1. U.S. Bancorp to Pay $6M to Settle Trustee Role Related Suit - ...

    December 19, 2014
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) is set to shell out $6 million to settle a complaint filed as a class-action by Oklahoma Police Pension ...
  2. Bank Stock Roundup: Fines, Legal Issues Rule Headlines; Citi, ...

    December 19, 2014
    Over the last five trading days, performance of banking stocks remained bullish on the back of their efforts to move past ...
  3. New Cuba Policy: A Boon for U.S. Banks? - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2014
    Will opening up of Cuban economy act as a boon for the U.S. banks? Let us delve into the details to understand the possibilities.
  4. Equinix (EQIX) Closes $1.5B Credit Facility; Shares Gain - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Global data center service provider, Equinix Inc. (EQIX) declared the completion of its $1.5 billion senior secured credit ...
  5. BofA, U.S. Bancorp Sued by NCUA over Sale of Risky RMBS - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    NCUA has sued BofA and U.S. Bancorp for recovering losses on $5.8 billion worth of RMBS sold to five corporate credit unions.
  6. Ocwen in Trouble Again: Faults in Settlement Compliance - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ocwen (OCN) is simply not able to steer clear of troubles. Since Dec 2013, the company's share price has suffered a decline ...
  7. First Horizon Focused on Expansion; Time to Build Position? - ...

    December 16, 2014
    On Dec 11, 2014, we issued an updated research report on First Horizon National Corporation (FHN)
  8. Banks to Pay $74M for Settling MF Global Underwriting Case - ...

    December 15, 2014
    The case filed against 7 banks, for providing misleading statements related to the presently bankrupt MF Global Holdings ...
  9. The One Bank Poised To Thrive Despite New Regulations

    December 10, 2014
    Investors have been warming up to bank stocks in a big way. The KBW Bank Index jumped 50% over the past two years, and a ...
  10. U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook
  11. The New Global Banking Regulations To Avert Future Crisis

    November 27, 2014
    These are the types of policies that are being developed to minimize the risks posed to the global financial system by banks ...
  12. Pick The Right Options To Trade In Six Steps

    November 12, 2014
    Use the six-step PROVES method to pick an option to trade.
  13. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
    Recently released European Banking Authority (EBA) stress test results have many banks breathing a sigh of relief and some ...
  14. Q3 Earnings: The Halftime Report - Earnings Trends

    October 28, 2014
    Q3 Earnings: The Halftime Report - Earnings Trends
  15. Zacks Earning Trends: Q3 Earnings: The Halftime Report - Earnings ...

    October 28, 2014
    Zacks Earning Trends: Q3 Earnings: The Halftime Report - Earnings Trends
  16. Q3 Earnings Scorecard - Earnings Trends

    October 28, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard - Earnings Trends
  17. Q3 Earnings: Not Great, But Not Bad Either - Earnings Trends

    October 22, 2014
    Q3 Earnings: Not Great, But Not Bad Either - Earnings Trends
  18. China, Europe & Earnings at Home - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 21, 2014
    Unlike China, Europe's capacity to fight its deflation problems has been far less clear. Q3 earnings from mostly U.S. companies ...
  19. Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 21, 2014 - Earnings Trends

    October 21, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 21, 2014 - Earnings Trends
  20. Just how are bank stress tests performed and what is the logic behind them? And is a stress test useful for evaluating a bank's stock?

    An Investor's Guide To Bank Stress-Testing

    October 20, 2014
    Just how are bank stress tests performed and what is the logic behind them? And is a stress test useful for evaluating a ...
  21. IBM Miss to Set the Tone - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 20, 2014
    IBM's miss is a big deal because the company not only carries a lot of weight in the Dow Jones Index, but it is also a bellwether ...
  22. Q3: Not Amazing Nor Disappointing - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 17, 2014
    Market sentiment remains fragile and at risk of further deterioration despite an overall reassuring start to the Q3 earnings ...
  23. Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.

    What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    October 16, 2014
    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
  24. Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 16, 2014 - Earnings Trends

    October 16, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 16, 2014 - Earnings Trends
  25. Early Q3 Earnings Not Driving the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2014
    This morning's solid jobless claims report and a slew of earnings announcements will likely have no bearing on the overall ...
  26. Is the Earnings Picture Good Enough? - Earnings Trends

    October 16, 2014
    Is the Earnings Picture Good Enough? - Earnings Trends
  27. Global Growth Questions Linger - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 15, 2014
    The driver of the market slide is beyond U.S. economic data and earnings reports -- it is the all-pervading global fears ...
  28. Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 15, 2014 - Earnings Trends

    October 14, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 15, 2014 - Earnings Trends
  29. Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook
  30. Will Q3 Earnings Season Ease Growth Fears? - Earnings Trends

    October 9, 2014
    Will Q3 Earnings Season Ease Growth Fears? - Earnings Trends
  31. Be Like Buffett By Buying Financials With This ETF

    October 3, 2014
    Given the strong outlook for the sector, traders have been turning their attention to the Financials Select Sector SPDR ETF ...
  32. Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.

    How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits

    October 2, 2014
    Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.
  33. Will Earnings Season Stop Market Bleeding? - Earnings Trends

    October 2, 2014
    Will Earnings Season Stop Market Bleeding? - Earnings Trends
  34. Handicapping the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    September 24, 2014
    Handicapping the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  35. 4 Hot Financial Sector Stocks

    September 17, 2014
    The financial sector has been a top performer of late. Here are four hot financial stocks that are helping propel it.
  36. Takeaways From Buffett’s Preferred Stock Deal

    September 5, 2014
    Warren Buffett announced his involvement in Burger King Worldwide’s (BKW) proposed takeover of Tim Hortons (THI).
  37. WFC long-term uptrend

    Is Now the Time To Buy The Big U.S. Banks?

    August 25, 2014
    The stocks of the four major U.S. banks are at critical inflection points. Here's what to be aware of.
  38. Jobless Claims & More Create Good Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 7, 2014
    Interest rate decisions out of Europe, a favorable U.S. Jobless Claims report, and reports of a huge bank settlement provide ...
  39. A Good Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    July 16, 2014
    A Good Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  40. Positive Start to Q2 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 16, 2014
    Earnings remain front and center in today's session, with the finance-heavy results thus far largely in the "positive ...
  41. Citi Beat Leads Markets to Green - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 14, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to start today's session in the green, maintaining the overnight action out of global markets.
  42. Wells Fargo & a Return to Normalcy - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 11, 2014
    The reassuring earnings report from Wells Fargo (WFC) and easing of Portugal-related fears should result in a normal trading ...
  43. It's All About Q3 Guidance - Earnings Trends

    July 8, 2014
    It's All About Q3 Guidance - Earnings Trends
  44. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court's decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  45. Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?

    Impact Investing: Making A Difference And A Profit

    June 10, 2014
    Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?
  46. Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  47. Top Stocks High-Frequency Traders (HFTs) Pick

    June 2, 2014
    High-frequency trading (HFT) firms make money by exploiting inefficiencies in the pricing of shares quoted on several exchanges ...
  48. late trading versus after-hours trading

    What Is The Difference Between After-Hours Trading And Late Trading?

    May 30, 2014
    “After-hours” trading and “late trading” both refer to investments made outside of normal business hours. While the two activities ...
  49. You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some sectors and companies to keep an eye on.

    These Sectors Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

    May 28, 2014
    You've adjusted your debt portfolio to prepare for rising interest rates; now what about your equity holdings? Here are some ...
  50. Look To Financials During Periods Of Instability

    May 23, 2014
    The Bottom Line Economic reports are starting to bring the broad market rally into question. During these periods of uncertainty ...
  51. Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 21, 2014
    Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  52. Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 14, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  53. Bear of the Day: Bank of America (BAC) - Bear of the Day

    May 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Bank of America (BAC) - Bear of the Day
  54. Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    May 7, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  55. Q2 Earnings Estimates Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    April 30, 2014
    Q2 Earnings Estimates Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  56. The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return on capital, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been finding it more and more challenging to surpass expectations.

    U.S. Bancorp Finds It Harder To Top Itself

    April 25, 2014
    The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return on capital, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been ...
  57. Grasping a Good Sense About Q1 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 25, 2014
    The key takeaway, including morning reports from Ford (F) and Moody's (MCO) is that there is not much growth and the outlook ...
  58. Positive Earnings Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 24, 2014
    The strong Caterpillar (CAT) earnings report this morning and last evening???s Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) reports provide ...
  59. An Improving, But Still Weak Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends

    April 23, 2014
    An Improving, But Still Weak Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends
  60. Ginnie Mae To Big Banks: Show Us Your Mortgages. But Can They?

    April 17, 2014
    The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) recently discovered that Bank of America (NYSE: National Mortgage ...
  61. Earnings Reflect a Frigid Q1 - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 17, 2014
    It's looking more and more like we???re going to have to wait yet another quarter for real earnings growth to take hold. ...
  62. J.P. Morgan is also among the leading credit card companies in the country, it is the largest Visa issuer in the country and one of the largest merchant acquirers as well.

    Earnings Paper Cuts Impeding J.P. Morgan's Value

    April 16, 2014
    J.P. Morgan is also among the leading credit card companies in the country, it is the largest Visa issuer in the country ...
  63. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  64. Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 14, 2014
    A lot is riding on the Q1 earnings season which ramps up this week, with more than 50 S&P 500 companies reporting results. ...
  65. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  66. Outlook for the major US bank: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup.

    Big Bank Technical Outlook

    March 19, 2014
    Outlook for the major US banks: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup.
  67. Closing the Books on Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    March 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  68. Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    March 4, 2014
    Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  69. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, February 28: Tension Between Russia ...

    February 28, 2014
    The ongoing problems in Ukraine have begun to reach further than the country’s borders as tension between the West and Russia ...
  70. Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends

    February 20, 2014
    Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends
  71. What's Wrong with the Earnings Picture? - Earnings Trends

    January 23, 2014
    What's Wrong with the Earnings Picture? - Earnings Trends
  72. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  73. Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 17, 2014
    Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  74. Some Cracks in the Q4 Armor? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2014
    The earnings backdrop for today's trading action is a little less reassuring than was the case the last few trading sessions.
  75. Are Short Sellers Finally Making Headway?

    December 25, 2013
    Short sellers are wrapping up another tough year, as a liquidity-fueled rally has helped to levitate even the most dubious ...
  76. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  77. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  78. JPMorgan settles the legal issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors were not put off in the least

    Jamie Dimon Steers JPMorgan Through Rough Waters

    October 22, 2013
    JPMorgan Settles a $13 billion legal battle that address the myriad of issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors ...
  79. Small caps may finally be getting expensive. We'll take a look at a couple ways to protect your portfolio from future declines.

    Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    October 22, 2013
    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. ...
  80. DC Hijinx Cloud Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2013
    Oh yeah, almost forgot -- earnings season is hitting full throttle this week.
  81. The 1% Are Looking Elsewhere For Returns

    September 18, 2013
    For the rich, stocks and bonds aren’t cutting it. They continue to add more alternative asset classes to their portfolios. ...
  82. Has Santander Made It Through The Worst?

    September 3, 2013
    Santander has yet to find the bottom with its bad credits.
  83. Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    August 7, 2013
    Once left for dead, SocGen is very much alive and doing better than analyts expected
  84. Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    July 19, 2013
    Morgan Stanley delivered second-quarter earnings July 18 that beat analyst estimates. As part of its announcement it indicated ...
  85. Bank Of America Brings The Growth

    July 17, 2013
    Effective expensive reduction and lower credit costs continue to drive the story at Bank of America.
  86. JPMorgan Seeing Strong Credit, But Iffy Growth Momentum

    July 12, 2013
    JPMorgan continues to hit its marks on credit, though loan growth and NIM were both weak.
  87. Bank Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 12, 2013
    The earnings reports from JPM and WFC provide a solid start to bank earnings, which was
  88. Realty Income Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    Realty Income Corp., the monthly dividend company, announced that it has priced a public offering of unsecured senior notes ...
  89. Banks to Face Tougher Regulations - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller ...
  90. Watsco Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Watsco has amended existing credit facility worth $500 million.
  91. Tough Capital Rules on the Way - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    In order to strengthen the banking sector and mitigate the threats posed by big banks to the financial system as a whole, ...
  92. Banks Down-Under Looking Up - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    The banking sector was historically the darling of investors, with stocks offering steady income and high secured yields ...
  93. Carnival Passes CEO Baton to Donald - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Carnival recently announced a massive management shuffle.
  94. Helix to Refinance Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has entered into a new credit agreement.
  95. Valuation Is Finally Reasonable At FactSet, But Growth Is Now ...

    June 18, 2013
    FactSet's valuation is more reasonable today, but the growth issues are greater.
  96. JPMorgan to Shed Private Equity Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is set to divest its private equity arm, One Equity Partners.
  97. Cost Discipline Driving The Story At PNC Financial

    May 28, 2013
    If PNC can execute on it cost-cutting initiatves, the value creation could be meaningful
  98. Zions Bancorp Will Likely Find It Harder From Here

    May 6, 2013
    Zions has had a good run, but it may be slower going as lending competition intensifies.
  99. Simpler Looks Better For First Horizon

    May 6, 2013
    Deprioritizing non-strategic lending and refocusing on regional banking should be good for First Horizon in the long-term. ...
  100. Investors Seem To Be Overrating Bank Of America

    April 17, 2013
    In any case, I think U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo offer more upside from today's levels than Bank of America.
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