COF : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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.
  2. These Companies Delivered Knockout Quarterly Results...Yet Their ...

    August 12, 2014
    It’s best to catch investors in a good mood. If companies deliver bad news when they are optimistic, then they will ...
  3. S&P Down 3% - What's on Sale? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 4, 2014
    Solid Q2 earnings across most sectors this season justified the long run-up in the stock market, and we had been expecting ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. The Best Ways To Profit From Bankruptcies

    December 9, 2013
    With the U.S. economy a half-decade removed from its last recession, there are relatively few bankruptcies these days. But ...
  6. Discover Financial Stays at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    We have retained our Neutral recommendation on Discover Financial Services based on the company???s fundamental strength, ...
  7. What Could Happen To The Banking Sector In 2013

    December 24, 2012
    It looks like 2013 is going to be a very exciting year for banks.
  8. Capital One and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 27, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.2%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2%; and the Dow has ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. American Express To Pay $85 Million In CFPB Settlement

    November 9, 2012
    American Express is being forced to refund money after it was found to have defrauded its customers with unnecessary fees. ...
  11. JPMorgan Still Cheap, But Never Easy

    October 16, 2012
    JPMorgan continues to deliver solid results in a difficult environment. With a solid dividend, prospects for share buybacks ...
  12. Scotiabank Buys ING Direct - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    On Wednesday, The Bank Of Nova Scotia (BNS), popularly known as Scotiabank, announced a deal to purchase ING Direct Canada ...
  13. Global Payments Riding The Credit Card Wave

    August 1, 2012
    Global Payments represents a very compelling way to gain exposure to the growing market for digital financial transactions. ...
  14. Where Does A Bruised JP Morgan Go From Here?

    July 16, 2012
    JP Morgan has taken a body-blow, but the bank's franchise value remains strong.
  15. Capital One-HSBC Card Acq Closed - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Capital One-HSBC Card Acq Closed - Analyst Blog
  16. HSBC Still Muddling Through And Still Cheap

    February 29, 2012
    HSBC is underrated, due to its exposure to growing markets in Asia and South America, and a regained double-digit return ...
  17. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  18. Banks Looking To Buy Bad Mortgages

    February 8, 2012
    Banks are offering delinquent homeowners $35,000 or more in cash to sell their properties for less than they owe.
  19. U.S. Stocks: Why America Is Recovering From The Debt Bust Faster ...

    January 24, 2012
    Private debt levels are helping America see a faster recovery from debt than Eurpoe is experiencing.
  20. JPMorgan Chase Posting A Very Reasonable Return

    October 17, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase posted solid third quarter results but the market chose to remain fearful over its future.
  21. Capital One Profits Surge

    July 15, 2011
    Capital One posted strong second quarter earnings as its credit card customers did better at paying on their loans.
  22. Four Bank Stocks To Watch Next Week

    July 13, 2011
    When bank earnings are announced next week, investors can expect Capital One and M&T Bank to report slightly better top-line ...
  23. Can Capital One Get Real Value From ING Direct?

    June 22, 2011
    Capital One is making a high-risk, high-reward play by taking on ING Direct.
  24. Morgan Stanley Steers Through Bank Headwinds

    January 26, 2011
    Morgan Stanley had a good quarter and a strong year, though some on the Street question whether it will be able to keep up ...
  25. American Express Goes Down To Go Up

    January 28, 2010
    American Express operates businesses that are profitable leaders in their markets, even during the worst of times.
  26. A Controversial Small Cap

    January 13, 2010
    A successful spin-off along with a quality microloan business could be just what shareholders need from CompuCredit.
  27. Is Citi Too Big To Succeed?

    October 23, 2009
    Citigroup came out with a convoluted earnings report that raise questions as to the future profitability of the bank.
  28. Stocks Providing Value And Growth

    August 3, 2009
    Value and growth are usually considered opposites in the investing world. Well, here's some stocks that may boast both.
  29. The TARP Big Boys Start The Payback

    May 13, 2009
    Tarp funds have been a controversial component of the government bailouot, but which banks actually want it.
  30. Moving Cash Out Of Hand

    March 25, 2009
    Visa and MasterCard are pushing plastic as a secure option over cash in hand.
  31. Capital One: Debt's In Your Wallet?

    October 8, 2008
    Capital One offers attractive valuations, but charge-offs and delinquencies are on the rise.
  32. Subprime Casualty List

    August 30, 2007
    A look at some of the major victims of the subprime fallout, and the possible opportunities within them.
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