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  1. Dow 30 Stock Roundup: AmEx, UnitedHealth Beat, IBM Earnings Fall ...

    January 23, 2015
    The Dow experienced a holiday shortened but successful week, boosted by monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank. ...
  2. How Good is the Q4 Earnings Season? - Earnings Outlook

    January 21, 2015
    How Good is the Q4 Earnings Season? - Earnings Outlook
  3. How Good is the Q4 Earnings Season? - Earnings Trends

    January 21, 2015
    How Good is the Q4 Earnings Season? - Earnings Trends
  4. Fifth Third Bancorp Q4 Earnings Beat on Lower Expenses - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Fifth Third Bancorp's (FITB) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings per share came in at 43 cents, marginally beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  5. U.S. Bancorp Reports Solid Q4 Earnings on High Revenues - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    U.S. Bancorp's (USB) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings per share of 78 cents beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Moreover, ...
  6. Northern Trust Reports Solid Q4 Earnings on High Revenues - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    Driven by strong top-line growth, Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) posted a positive earnings surprise of 16% in the fourth ...
  7. Regions Q4 Earnings Lag Estimates, Revenues Slump - Analyst Blog

    January 20, 2015
    Impacted by lower revenues, Regions Financial Corporation's (RF) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings from continuing operations ...
  8. M&T Bank Q4 Earnings Beat on Lower Expenses, Profits Up - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Driven by lower expenses M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) delivered a positive earnings surprise in fourth-quarter 2014.
  9. Stock Market News for January 20, 2015 - Market News

    January 20, 2015
    Markets were closed on Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
  10. My Top Contrarian Play Offers 40%-a-Year Potential

    January 20, 2015
    As we kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season this week, one sector got rocked on disappointing results. The market ...
  11. Weak Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    January 19, 2015
    Weak Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  12. Earn A Potential 20% From The Craft Beer Revolution

    January 19, 2015
    Momentum, the tendency for rising stocks to soar higher and slumping ones to keep dropping, is a market anomaly investing ...
  13. Stock Market News for January 19, 2015 - Market News

    January 19, 2015
    Benchmarks ended a five-day losing streak on Friday after energy shares recovered following a rally in oil prices
  14. Bank Stock Roundup: Q4 Earnings Rule Headlines, JPMorgan & BofA ...

    January 16, 2015
    Fourth-quarter results dominated the headlines for banking stocks in the last five trading days.
  15. SunTrust (STI) Q4 Earnings Beat on Loan & Deposits Growth - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    SunTrust's (STI) fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of 88 cents per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 8 ...
  16. PNC Financial Posts Solid Q4: Earnings, Revenue Beat - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    The PNC Financial (PNC) reported another impressive quarter with an earnings surprise of 5.7%.
  17. Comerica (CMA) Beats Q4 Earnings on Lower Expenses - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    Comerica Incorporated's (CMA) fourth-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 82 cents outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  18. Goldman Dips on Lower Q4 Profits, Earnings Beat Estimates - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.'s (GS) slipped over 2% in the beginning of the trading session following its fourth-quarter ...
  19. 3 Oil Stocks to Dump in the North Sea this Earnings Season - ...

    January 16, 2015
    Major oil players are planning headcount reduction in North Sea to quickly cope with falling prices.
  20. Stock Market News for January 16, 2015 - Market News

    January 16, 2015
    Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the fifth-straight session on Thursday following the Swiss National Bank’s ...
  21. Putting a Dismal Week Behind Us - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2015
    The S&P 500, which had been hovering around the 2030 mark to begin the week has now slipped to levels just under 200 ...
  22. Citigroup Inc. (C): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    January 16, 2015
    Higher legal and repositioning costs weighed results of Citigroup as its adjusted earnings for fourth-quarter 2014 missed ...
  23. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook
  24. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  25. China Stock Roundup: JD, Tencent to Invest $1.55B in Bitauto, ...

    January 15, 2015
    Markets had a volatile week, gaining and losing on alternate trading days.
  26. Is Wells Fargo The Ideal Dividend Investment?

    January 15, 2015
    Wells Fargo has been rewarding its shareholders for years via stock appreciation and dividend payments. But are those rewards ...
  27. Citigroup (C) Slips on Dismal Q4 Earnings, Profits Down - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Citigroup Inc.'s (C) adjusted earnings per share for fourth-quarter 2014 came in at 6 cents, missing the Zacks Consensus ...
  28. BofA Q4 Earnings Hit by Lower Trading Income, Expenses Down - ...

    January 15, 2015
    Higher provision for credit losses and lower revenues (owing to lower mortgage banking income and trading income) were the ...
  29. Stock Market News for January 15, 2015 - Market News

    January 15, 2015
    Markets ended in the red for the fourth-consecutive day after World Bank cut its outlook for global economic growth
  30. Top US-Regulated Forex Brokers

    January 15, 2015
    Who are the top regulated forex brokers in the USA to trade currencies? Here is a quick list.
  31. Wells Fargo Q4 Earnings Meet Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Amid a challenging industry backdrop, Wells Fargo & Company's (WFC) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings met expectations.
  32. Albemarle (ALB) Wraps Up Rockwood Holdings Acquisition - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Albemarle (ALB) has closed its $6.2 billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
  33. JPMorgan Braves Industry Challenges, Beats on Q4 Earnings ...

    January 14, 2015
    Overall industry weaknesses failed to dampen JPMorgan's earnings strength in fourth-quarter 2014.
  34. Crude Slides More on Goldman Projection Cut, Investors Wary - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Goldman reduced its three-month price forecast for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) to $41 per barrel. For six-months, WTI price ...
  35. Q4 Earnings Inform the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 13, 2015
    Q4 earnings season gets unofficially underway with another big earnings beat from Alcoa (AA).
  36. Banks to Unwrap Q4 Earnings: A Disappointing End to 2014? - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    The overall backdrop looks a bit gloomy compared to what the banking industry witnessed at least in the second and third ...
  37. Will Citigroup (C) Miss Q4 Earnings on High Legal Expenses? - ...

    January 12, 2015
    Citigroup Inc. (C) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before the opening bell on Thursday, ...
  38. Q4 Earnings Season Takes Center Stage - Earnings Preview

    January 11, 2015
    Q4 Earnings Season Takes Center Stage - Earnings Preview
  39. Bank Stock Roundup: Litigation and Expansion Moves Dominate; ...

    January 9, 2015
    Efforts by banks to move past the legal issues pertaining to their past business conduct continued to rule headlines. However, ...
  40. Standard Chartered Focused on Cost Cuts; Shuts Equity Line - ...

    January 9, 2015
    Standard Chartered (SCBFF) announced its exit from the institutional cash equities, equity research as well as equity capital ...
  41. How Apple Could Have Bought Netflix, Tesla And Twitter (And Still ...

    January 9, 2015
  42. World's Top 10 Trading Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Which are the top trading firms of the world? Here is the list of the ones with highest trading revenue.
  43. Stock Market News for January 07, 2015 - Market News

    January 7, 2015
    Benchmarks continued to suffer losses on Tuesday due to another slump in oil prices
  44. SunTrust Q4 Results to Include New $145M Legal Reserve - Analyst ...

    January 6, 2015
    SunTrust's fourth-quarter 2014 results will include a new legal provision expense of $145 million, thereby lowering its earnings ...
  45. BNY Mellon Purchases Cutwater Asset Management from MBIA - Analyst ...

    January 6, 2015
    Last week, as part of its plan to continue boosting core operations, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) completed ...
  46. Legal Issue for BofA Again: Ambac Sues over Faulty MBS - Analyst ...

    January 2, 2015
    BofA has been sued by Ambac Assurance Corp., which seeks to recoup losses of millions of dollars that arose from insuring ...
  47. Morgan Stanley (MS) Mortgages to be Freshly Probed by DOJ - Analyst ...

    December 31, 2014
    The DOJ has renewed its investigation against Morgan Stanley (MS) and targets to accomplish a settlement within the first ...
  48. Citigroup to Vend Japan Retail Business to Sumitomo Mitsui - ...

    December 26, 2014
    In continuation with its strategy to trim the Global Consumer Bank ('GCB') operations, Citigroup Inc. (C) is shrinking its ...
  49. Bank Stock Roundup: Litigation & Restructuring Continue; Citigroup ...

    December 26, 2014
    Amid ongoing pressure on revenues, the trend of streamlining operations and focusing on core businesses continued over the ...
  50. Credit Suisse's Plea Dismissed: MBS Lawsuit to Continue - Analyst ...

    December 26, 2014
    Credit Suisse (CS), Switzerland's second largest bank, will have to face the court case filed against it by the New York ...
  51. Bank Stocks That Outperformed the S&P 500 in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 23, 2014
    Since the beginning of 2014, the overall operating environment for banks had been quite tough. Nevertheless, banking stocks ...
  52. Citigroup Buys Commodity Trading Books of Credit Suisse - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Citigroup Inc. (C) has purchased commodity trading books of Credit Suisse Group AG (Citigroup Inc.
  53. Citigroup (C) and Scotiabank (BNS) Ink Business Deal - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    In furtherance of its strategy to reduce costs through streamlining and enhancing returns to serve its clients better, Wall ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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.
  56. Citigroup (C) Keeps Traders' Bonus Unchanged from 2013 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Citigroup Inc.'s (C) 2014-end bonus pool for its traders will be kept unchanged from 2013, despite declining trading revenues ...
  57. Itau Unibanco (ITUB) Plans to Expand Business in Mexico - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Brazil's largest bank Itau Unibanco (ITUB) seems keen on broadening its operational range and is seeking opportunities to ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. The One Bank Poised To Thrive Despite New Regulations

    December 10, 2014
  60. U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook
  61. 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 ...
  62. Bank Stock Could Soar 30% After It Exits the Penalty Box

    November 24, 2014
  63. What Merger And Acquisition Firms Do

    November 13, 2014
    The merger or acquisition process can be intimidating. This is why merger and acquisition firms step in to facilitate the ...
  64. Investing In New York City REITs

    October 31, 2014
    So you want a bite of The Big Apple? These REITs focus on New York City real estate. Here's what you need to know.
  65. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
  66. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2014
    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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 ...
  70. Bring on Banks & Tech - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 14, 2014
    A favorable start to the bank sector results should help stocks overcome global growth fears, at least for today.
  71. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    October 10, 2014
    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  72. What An L.A. NFL Franchise (or Two) Would Look Like - Part II

    October 9, 2014
  73. 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.
  74. Are These The Buyback Kings Of 2015?

    July 17, 2014
    You have to be impressed with the recent 30% six-month rally for chipmaker Intel (Nasdaq:INTC). For a company that was already ...
  75. A Good Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    July 16, 2014
    A Good Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  76. 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 ...
  77. More Good News to Backstop Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 15, 2014
    Stocks today will likely maintain the positive momentum of the last few sessions, and Janet Yellen's Senate testimony comes ...
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  84. 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. ...
  85. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  86. Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 27, 2014
    Citi's failed stress test and lukewarm reception to the IPO of Candy Crush maker are the day's notable developments.
  87. Big Bank Technical Outlook

    March 19, 2014
    Outlook for the major US banks: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup.
  88. Four Large Caps Now In Downtrends

    January 27, 2014
    The S&P 500 may not have confirmed a reversal yet, but these four large caps have
  89. 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.
  90. How is the Fed Like E.F. Hutton? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 3, 2014
    Because when the Fed talks, people listen.
  91. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  92. Reading The MBA Mortgage Purchase Index

    October 22, 2013
    By following the trend shown in the MBA Purchase Index, investors can identify investment opportunities in businesses that ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand

    September 30, 2013
    After a decade of torrid growth, the natural resources sector has taken a bit of a break during the last year. This has given ...
  95. Did India Just Hurt Gold’s Chances Even Further?

    September 23, 2013
    With tapering talk and better economic conditions facing the global economy, investor sentiment for gold is fading. That ...
  96. Global Giant HSBC Still An Attractive Story

    August 7, 2013
    HSBC continues to post quality numbers in a low rate environment.
  97. 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
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    July 16, 2013
    Comerica's sluggish growth isn't unusual, but the value argument seems harder to make today.
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