BCS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Giving Your Portfolio A Jolt With Coffee

    February 26, 2014
    The world continues to drink more coffee. Yet, supplies continue to drop. The recent weather issues are exacerbating those ...
  2. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 21, 2014
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Japanese Stocks Continue To Outperform

    December 3, 2013
    While Japan has been called dead money for years, the past year has removed that moniker perhaps for good. With supportive ...
  4. Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    August 4, 2013
    Markets have been hitting new highs and the unemployment rate has ticked down. Despite the uncertainty about when the Fed&# ...
  5. Barclays Wins Dismissal of NCUA Case - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    In a major relief to Barclays, the U.S. District Judge in Kansas City dismissed a case by the NCUA.
  6. NYSE to House LIBOR from 2014 - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    NYSE Euronext announced that it has been appointed to administer the benchmark interest rate for short-term unsecured loans, ...
  7. S&P Downgrades European Banks - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services downgraded its long-term counterparty credit ratings on Barclays , Deutsche Bank and ...
  8. EU Slams CDS Collusion Charge on Banks - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Investment banks' hold over the derivatives market has come under regulatory scrutiny as the EU accused 13 large global banks ...
  9. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  10. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  11. Stick With “Bond-Like Stocks”

    April 19, 2013
    By betting on large-cap stocks that pay healthy growing dividends, portfolios should be able to navigate whatever the market ...
  12. Banks Sued over LIBOR Manipulations - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    At the time when several  banks are already facing regulatory probes for involvement in manipulating LIBOR rates, a  N.Y.-based ...
  13. Barclays Hires 16 Bankers in US - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Barclays PLC (BCS) announced that it had expanded its Wealth and Investment Management division in the U.S. by adding 16 ...
  14. JPMorgan to Slash Remuneration - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    According to a Bloomberg report, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has cut down the remuneration of its investment bankers and traders ...
  15. RBS Settles LIBOR Scam with $612M - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) has finally conceded to paying a penalty of £390 million ($612 million) to the ...
  16. Barclays Raises Provisions - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    London-based Barclays PLC (BCS) has kept aside an additional £1.0 billion ($1.6 billion) to meet the litigation expenditure ...
  17. Deutsche Bank-FERC Reach Settlement - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank AG (DB) has agreed to pay a penalty to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ...
  18. Citigroup Trims Bonuses - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Recently, Citigroup Inc. C) jumps on the bandwagon of slashing bonuses. The company reduced 10%-20% of incentives in its ...
  19. JPMorgan Again Sued by NCUA - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) continues to be in troubled waters due to litigation issues arising from the sale of mortgage-backed ...
  20. Duff & Phelps to be Sold for $665M - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    New York-based Duff & Phelps Corporation (DUF) - a financial advisory and investment banking firm - announced a deal whereby ...
  21. UBS Settles LIBOR Scam with $1.5B - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    UBS AG (UBS) has finally conceded to paying a penalty of CHF 1.4 billion ($1.5 billion) to the U.S., U.K. and Swiss authorities ...
  22. No End to Legal Woes at JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) continues to be in sticky waters as litigation issues arising from the sale of mortgage backed ...
  23. UBS to Resolve LIBOR Scam with $1B? - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    UBS AG (UBS) is said to be nearing a deal to pay a penalty of over $1 billion over its alleged involvement in the manipulation ...
  24. NASDAQ to Buy Thomson Reuters Biz. - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Yesterday, NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) announced its intention to purchase the corporate management arm of Thomson Reuters. ...
  25. CVS Caremark Issues Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    CVS Caremark (CVS) recently announced cash tender offers for its two-part offering of senior notes. It priced the 6.60% senior ...
  26. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, November 26th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Aeropostale ...
  27. Up/Downgrades

    November 26, 2012
    New York, November 26th (TradersHuddle.com) – Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Aeropostale ...
  28. ING Vends Off Thailand Unit - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Netherlands-based ING Groep NV (ING) announced to sell its lucrative Thailand Asset management business to Singapore's United ...
  29. Prudential Raise $1.5B from Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Early this week, Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) vended long-term callable notes worth $1.5 billion. The net proceeds are ...
  30. Jones Lang Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 8, 2012
    In order to reduce its existing debt, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently ...
  31. Equity Residential FFO Zooms - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    Equity Residential (EQR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), reported third quarter 2012 funds from operations (FFO) ...
  32. Corporate Office Offers Shares - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently priced a public offering of ...
  33. ILFC Announces New Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    To enhance the size as well as terms of its unsecured revolving credit facility, International Lease Finance Corporation ...
  34. Fitch Affirms Ratings of 12 GTUBs - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    Providing great relief to the financial sector, Fitch Ratings has reiterated the long and short term Issuer Default Rating ...
  35. Investment Banking Fee Woe Continues - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    According to Reuters, global investment banks are facing declining investment banking fee income, bearing the brunt of the ...
  36. Healthcare Realty to Offer Shares - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (HR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently announced a public offering of 8 million ...
  37. Duke Realty to Offer Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    Duke Realty Limited Partnership - the operating partnership entity of Duke Realty Corp. (DRE), a real estate investment trust ...
  38. Treasury Puts $18B AIG Stock for Sale - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    Following American International Group Inc.'s (AIG) decision to buy back shares worth $5.0 billion in the next U.S. Treasury ...
  39. CME Inflates Energy Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    Strengthening its position in the energy space, the operator of regulated future exchanges - CME Group Inc. (CME) announced ...
  40. Fidelity Prices Notes Worth $400M - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    In a concerted effort to fortify its long term financials and refinance an earlier debt, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. ...
  41. JPMorgan Under Scrutiny Over LIBOR - Analyst Blog

    August 16, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is facing probe from the Attorneys General and has received subpoena for its possible involvement ...
  42. HCN Completes Equity Offering - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    Health Care REIT Inc. (HCN), a leading health care real estate investment trust (REIT) that operates senior housing and health ...
  43. Kilroy Realty Prices Equity Offering - Analyst Blog

    August 9, 2012
    Kilroy Realty Corp. (KRC), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently priced an equity offering of 5 million shares ...
  44. Treasury to Offload AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Basking after a good second-quarter performance, late last week American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced that the ...
  45. Barclays Sued for Selling Risky MBS - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    German-based Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) has sued Barclays PLC (BCS) over the losses that it incurred from investments ...
  46. Equity Residential Reports in Line - Analyst Blog

    July 26, 2012
    Equity Residential (EQR), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), reported second quarter 2012 funds from operations ...
  47. Investors Continue To Bank On Wells Fargo

    July 17, 2012
    Wells Fargo's valuation remains reasonable and there could be further upside as earnings and dividend payments continue to ...
  48. BofA Axes Commercial Banking Jobs - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    In an effort to boost Global Banking segment's profits, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has been reducing workforce, according ...
  49. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 10, 2012
  50. WellPoint to Buy Amerigroup - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    WellPoint Inc. (WLP) has announced that it has entered into a definitive deal with Amerigroup Corporation (AGP), under which ...
  51. Catalyst Health Acquired by SXC - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    On Monday, Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. was acquired by rival pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company, SXC Health Solutions ...
  52. Barclays Penalized for LIBOR Probe - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    Barclays PLC (BCS) has been levied a penalty of $450 million for rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) during ...
  53. AIG Issues Notes Worth $750M - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to a report from Thomson Reuters, American International Group Inc. (AIG) recently vended off senior unsecured ...
  54. European Crisis Dents Bank Revenue - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to Reuters, global investment banks are facing declining investment banking fee income, bearing the brunt of the ...
  55. Financial Sector's Biggest Movers for June 29, 2012

    June 29, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 2.4%; the S&P 500 has moved up 1.9%; and the Dow has climbed 1.7%. ...
  56. Moody's Downgrades Major Banks - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Moody's Investor Services has finally announced the much-anticipated credit ratings revisions for major global banks, dealing ...
  57. New Rules Force RBS to Downsize - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    According to Reuters, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) is moving ahead with its cost cutting strategies to adhere ...
  58. JPMorgan Infuses $250M in Mexico - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    On Monday, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) announced that it has infused $250 million capital in its Mexican subsidiaries with ...
  59. Treasury to Sell AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Basking after a good first-quarter performance, yesterday American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the US Treasury ...
  60. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Barclays Capital, Deutsche ...

    May 2, 2012
    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, American International Group, BlackRock and JPMorgan ...
  61. CIT Issues $2B Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    CIT Issues $2B Senior Notes - Analyst Blog
  62. Use Aluminum To Play Rising Industrial Growth

    March 21, 2012
    As both industrial production and economic growth returns, aluminum could be the best way to play that surge.
  63. Big Banks in Junk Zone

    March 13, 2012
    From a just-released report on the world’s largest banks, Dr. Martin Weiss shares his list of the most vulnerable US ...
  64. Goldman Says To Stick With Oil And Gold

    February 29, 2012
    With many of the deep values in natural resources now gone, Goldman Sachs has dropped its overall forecast for commodity ...
  65. Ample Upside Potential At JPMorgan Chase

    January 18, 2012
    JPMorgan has share price upside potential of more than 40%.
  66. Central Banks Take Another Kick At The Can

    September 21, 2011
    Central banks take another kick at the can.
  67. The Best Time to Sell Options

    August 19, 2011
    Selling options in the current environment promotes flexibility, allows the trader to better withstand volatility in the ...
  68. Higher CAPEX Spending Makes Oil Service Stocks A Buy

    August 9, 2011
    In response to rising oil and gas prices, many E&P firms have doubled their capital spending programs to meet demand.
  69. HSBC On A Faster Track To Recovery

    August 8, 2011
    HSBC is in better shape than its valuation suggests.
  70. Global Payments Remains An Appealing Transaction Processor

    April 7, 2011
    Global Payments' growth prospects remain robust over the longer haul.
  71. 6 Bank Stocks With Big Dividends

    March 17, 2011
    Several international banks are delivering a nice yield, but Australia's oldest bank is a dividend super star.
  72. Hot Stocks To Start 2011

    March 2, 2011
    We'll look at the hottest sectors so far this year.
  73. HSBC Faces A Longer Road Back To Normal

    March 1, 2011
    HSBC lowered its growth expectations, but there is still value in this global banking giant.
  74. Global Payments An Appealing Financial Transaction

    January 10, 2011
    Global Payment's stock has appeal, given that sales and profits have grown close to 16% annually and should continue at a ...
  75. Earn Huge Dividends with Preferred Stock ETFs

    January 5, 2011
    If you are looking for huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  76. Stocks With Increasing Short Interest

    December 17, 2010
    When a stock has increasing short interest, investors should watch for news that might explain the surge.
  77. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  78. Global Payments Riding Industry Growth Wave

    October 13, 2010
    At a forward P/E of under 15 and trailing price-to-free-cash flow multiple of eight, Global Payments' stock deserves a good, ...
  79. HSBC's Earnings Mystery

    August 4, 2010
    The world's third-largest bank is experiencing a slow recovery, but things are still not as good as the recent earnings report ...
  80. Bye Bye NBTY

    July 19, 2010
    This volatile supplements company goes away, and private equity is back.
  81. Profiting From The Carry Trade

    December 4, 2009
    With interest rates still at low levels, ETFs make it easy to participate in carry trade strategies.
  82. Buy-Write ETFs That Provide Protection

    October 5, 2009
    We look at some buy-write ETFs that provide downside protection.
  83. Top Base Metal Plays

    July 21, 2009
    Most of the attention is placed on gold and silver, but it is in the base metals that we can find long-term economic growth.
  84. The 5 Best Large Caps In The First Half Of 2009

    June 30, 2009
    Five top stocks through the first-half of '09 from any sector with market caps greater than $10 billion.
  85. The 5 Best Financial Stocks Of 2009

    June 19, 2009
    Financial stocks tanked in 2008, but 2009 has seen them rebound. We look at the five most promising.
  86. Better Banks Abroad?

    May 19, 2009
    Here are several foreign financials whose fundamentals are in tact and whose reputations you can bank on.
  87. Trust In Jim Rogers

    May 11, 2009
    Commodities are becoming a more important part of an individual investor’s portfolio. However, given the troubles a prominent ...
  88. Is It Time To Short Financials?

    April 23, 2009
    The recent rally in financials raises the question of whether investors should once again be thinking about shorting the ...
  89. A Bedrock Reason For Fossil's Sinking Stock?

    January 29, 2009
    Stocks trading at or near their 52-week lows may have fundamental reasons for being punished.
  90. Assessing The Risks Of Mortgage REITs

    October 29, 2008
    It's hard to imagine a less attractive investment than a mortgage REIT right now, but these pariah investments still pay ...
  91. Chesapeake Calms Investor Fears

    October 22, 2008
    A downturn in the oil market had crippled Chesapeake Energy, but the company has a plan to finance its debt during a slowdown.
  92. Aussie Mining Takeover Saga Nears End

    October 6, 2008
    As the global economy continues to weaken the odds increase that BHP Billiton's takeover of Rio Tinto will succeed.
  93. Meet The Money Center Scavengers

    October 3, 2008
    We explore the recent acquisitions by money center banks to discover who got the best piece of the investment banking sector.
  94. Big Banks Move Into Microfinance-For-Profit

    August 1, 2008
    Several corporate giants have begun partnering with NGOs to hand out $50-$100 loans to the world's poor. Is this altruism ...
  95. How To Spot A Home Run Stock

    June 23, 2008
    Every investor dreams of a hitting one out of the park. We pitch five potential homers your way.
  96. The Value Effect - With International Flavor (EFV, EFG)

    June 29, 2007
    The notion that there is a value-investing premium isn't new, but to what extent has it existed over recent history?
  97. Move Your Money into Off-Shore Banks (AIB)

    March 9, 2007
    A look at the relatively unique advantages of an investment in off-shore financial services firm AIB.
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