HBC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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&# ...
  2. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  3. Ericsson Extends Credit Maturity - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Ericsson recently procured a new credit facility with extended maturity to refinance its earlier credit facilities signed ...
  4. Taking The Contrarian Approach With European Equities

    July 2, 2013
    Investors continue to shun European equities due to the regions debt issues and economic problems. However, that’s a real ...
  5. China to Allow Mutual Fund Sale - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    In the further opening up of its financial markets, China's securities regulator sanctioned introduction of domestic mutual ...
  6. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

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

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  8. Still Neutral on Jones Lang LaSalle - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    On Jun 14, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. at Neutral based on its top-line improvement, ...
  9. HSBC Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    On Feb 1, 2013, we uplifted our long-term recommendation on HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) to 'Neutral' from 'Underperform' based ...
  10. Foreclosure Mess Finally Resolved - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Homeowners whose properties were wrongly foreclosed as well as the entire housing sector can now breathe a sigh of relief. ...
  11. SL Green Signs 50 Leases - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    SL Green Realty Corp (SLG), a New York-based real estate investment trust (REIT), recently stated that it has penned 50 lease ...
  12. HBC to Settle Money-Laundering Claim - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) is likely to settle money laundering charges with the U.S. law enforcement authorities next week, ...
  13. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - November 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 1, 2012
    Just as banks worldwide are focusing more on capital efficiency, most foreign banks have been adopting reconstruction-by-asset-sale ...
  14. Weak Earnings: China to Blame? - Analyst Blog

    October 24, 2012
    A lot of the weakness in the ongoing third quarter earnings season is attributable to problems in the Chinese economy. Europe ...
  15. Ahead of Wall Street - October 24, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 24, 2012
    Thursday, October 24, 2012 A lot of the weakness in the ongoing third quarter earnings season is attributable to problems ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 3 Recent Money Laundering Scandals

    August 30, 2012
    The market for laundering money has been estimated to be as high as $500 billion annually. Here are some recent investigations.
  18. FDIC Sues Banks over Risky MBS - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has filed three separate lawsuits against major banks over the alleged sale of ...
  19. Just How Messy Will The Standard Chartered Affair Get?

    August 9, 2012
    Allegations against Standard Chartered are liable to lead to a messy and noisy couple of months.
  20. 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.
  21. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 10, 2012
  22. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 10, 2012
    Foreign banks have been adopting reconstruction-by-asset-sale as the means to reduce leverage and stay afloat. However, the ...
  23. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  24. KEY to Close HSBC Unit Acquisition - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    KeyBank N.A, a wing of  KeyCorp (KEY), looks to be on time for its closure of the acquisition of 37 HSBC units from First ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. How Much Worse Will Itau Unibanco Get Before It Gets Better?

    June 20, 2012
    Itau Unibanco is likely undervalued, but the slowdown in Brazil could get worse before it gets better.
  28. Look South Of The Border For Gains

    June 14, 2012
    While many investors look towards Brazil for their Latin America exposure, Mexico could be a better bet. The nation is quickly ...
  29. Can AXA Put All Of The Pieces Together?

    June 13, 2012
    AXA looks cheap, but the company's erratic performance history shouldn't be ignored.
  30. Is Shinhan A Good Option For Investors Looking For Banking Performance?

    June 12, 2012
    Shinhan looks like a good mix of growth and value.
  31. A Chance To Add China

    May 30, 2012
    Various economic indicators in the Asian dragon are beginning to show signs of decay. However, low inflationary pressures ...
  32. Capital One to Close Some HSBC Units - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) is planning to shut down the HSBC Holdings Plc's (HBC) Buffalo-based U.S. credit ...
  33. Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Highlights: Honeywell International, ...

    May 4, 2012
    Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Highlights: Honeywell International, AAR, Capital One Financial, HSBC Holdings Plc and ING ...
  34. Capital One-HSBC Card Acq Closed - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Capital One-HSBC Card Acq Closed - Analyst Blog
  35. DBS Group – A Balanced Play On Asian Banking

    April 11, 2012
    DBS Group is a well-balanced play on Asian banking growth.
  36. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  37. Is It Finally Solar Energy's Year?

    February 17, 2012
    The solar energy sector could be having one of the best years in its history.
  38. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  39. Look Across The Pond For Big Dividends

    February 7, 2012
    Improving earnings for U.K.-based companies resulted in tremendous dividend growth for British stocks in 2011. Analysts expect ...
  40. Stocks And ETFs For An Undervalued Europe

    January 25, 2012
    Here are some ETFs and stocks that are undervalued and based in Europe.
  41. Rent Bond Savvy on the Cheap

    December 26, 2011
    Star fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach has assembled a bargain-basement portfolio that offers several ways to win, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  42. India Beckons Contrarian Bets

    December 21, 2011
    Investors have been wary of India, but the long-term promise for the country is still great.
  43. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  44. Is The U.S. Going To Goose BMO's Growth?

    August 24, 2011
    BMO is posting solid results, but its growth strategy may be flawed and risky.
  45. M&T Bank In A Rare Class

    July 25, 2011
    Unlike most banks, M&T is getting full credit from the Street.
  46. 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.
  47. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  48. Global Payments Remains An Appealing Transaction Processor

    April 7, 2011
    Global Payments' growth prospects remain robust over the longer haul.
  49. 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 ...
  50. Can H&R Block Rebuild Its Economic Moat?

    December 10, 2010
    HRB used to have an economic moat that put it out of the reach of its competitors. Can it find a way to rebuild it?
  51. Eyeing The Exchanges

    November 3, 2010
    Exchanges offer investors a chance to benefit from transaction fees and additional insight into market trading activity.
  52. The Tortured Mating Dance Of M&T And Santander

    September 29, 2010
    Sometimes deals aren't just about money. This particular one is about control and management too.
  53. An ETF To Play The U.K.

    January 13, 2010
    For investors who simply seek broad exposure to the overall U.K. economy, EWU may be your best bet.
  54. Dubai: Unsafe At Any Speed

    December 2, 2009
    Dubai's troubles underscore the high-risk nature of real estate development.
  55. 3 Lesser-Known ETFs

    November 20, 2009
    These three under-covered ETFs may be just what your portfolio needs.
  56. Buying England By The Pound

    October 28, 2009
    In the forex market, it's time to take advantage of the the cheap pound.
  57. Healthy Income From European Preferreds

    September 14, 2009
    Investors should be encouraged by the yields on these issues and the credit ratings assigned to them.
  58. 3 High-Yield Dividend ETFs

    July 27, 2009
    Investors interested in dividends needn't restrict themselves to American stocks.
  59. A Bumpy Road For Polaris

    April 22, 2009
    Polaris motored through 2008 mostly unscathed in a down economy, but 2009 is proving to be much more of an uphill battle.
  60. Global Payments Renders Profitability

    January 8, 2009
    Solid second-quarter earnings suggest that growth is on the horizon for this payment processor.
  61. Germany Moves, Europe Follows

    November 27, 2008
    With German and other European stocks floundering, learn how to hedge your regional exposure with currency ETFs.
  62. Banking Stress Spreads To India's ICICI

    November 5, 2008
    ICICI Bank has managed to stay profitable, but bank is still seeing pressure from the global credit crisis.
  63. ING Capital Injection A Mere Booster Shot

    October 22, 2008
    ING's capital injection lacked the urgency of other firms going after government investment.
  64. Avoiding British Banks On The Dole

    October 16, 2008
    Barclays and HSBC said no to government bailout funds, and kept their freedom. These are banks to watch.
  65. Polaris Still Shining

    October 16, 2008
    You wouldn't think that a recreational vehicle company would be holding up well, but Polaris is defying the conventional ...
  66. 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.
  67. Has The Government Picked The Survivors?

    September 30, 2008
    We examine why the government has decided to save some banks while letting others fail and what this means to investors.
  68. Best Buy: One-Out-Of-Two Will Have To Do

    September 17, 2008
    Has the downturn in consumer spending hit this huge electronics retailer?
  69. Five Cash Flow Kings For August 1

    August 1, 2008
    Sometimes the bottom line doesn't tell the whole story. Cash flow analysis can bring the fortunes of a company into an entirely ...
  70. The Short Side Of EAFE

    July 30, 2008
    European, Asian and Far East markets are supposed to rise when U.S. markets fall, but not lately. Does going international ...
  71. Allocation Lessons From Dubai International Capital

    July 9, 2008
    An analysis of Dubai International Capital's holdings shows investors the value of a long term outlook.
  72. Talbots Dips Into Daddy's Wallet

    June 17, 2008
    Liquidity concerns plagued Talbots after it lost two major lines of credit; 53% owner Aeon Group has agreed to front the ...
  73. Banking On Islamic Finance

    June 2, 2008
    With a torrent of petrodollars now hitting the Middle East, global banks could see rising profits from their Islamic banking ...
  74. A Pure Bank Is A Profitable Bank

    May 30, 2008
    Spain's Banco Santander avoided the seduction of CMOs and other risky products and is now being rewarded for remaining chaste.
  75. Talbots Coming Apart At The Seams

    May 13, 2008
    First the clothing retailer's line of credit was cut, now same store sales plunge nearly 10% for the quarter.
  76. Talbots' Credit Cards Denied

    April 22, 2008
    HSBC and Bank of America cut off the clothing retailer's lines of credit. Find out what this means to Talbots' future.
  77. Subprime Casualty List

    August 30, 2007
    A look at some of the major victims of the subprime fallout, and the possible opportunities within them.
  78. Royal Gold Has A Bright Future (RGLD)

    April 20, 2007
    A look at the potential upside for this unique, Colorado-based gold company .
  79. Beyond Barclays ETFs (BCS)

    April 3, 2007
    British Bank Barclays is the reigning King of ETFs in the U.S. but it's reach doesn't stop there.
  80. Lending Support (WFC)

    March 1, 2007
    Are concerns regarding Wells Fargo's sub-prime mortgage exposure overdone?
  81. The Subprime Mortgage Dead Cat Bounce (NEW, NFI, LEND)

    February 15, 2007
    After its spectacular collapse, is the recent rebound in the shares of New Century Financial sustainable?
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