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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. JPMorgan Expands in Asia, Buys Aviva's Real Estate Business - ...

    December 18, 2014
    JPMorgan (JPM) expands into the Asia Pacific area by purchasing a property platform in Australia, Japan and Singapore. The ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Manulife Forms Team for Emerging Markets Equity Investment - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) formation of a new Global Emerging Markets Equity portfolio management team, reflects the ...
  7. Goldman Continues Foray into the ETF Market via New ETFs - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) which jumped on the bandwagon of Wall Street banks which are targeting the fastest growing ...
  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. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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.
  14. Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook
  15. Jobs Report Reassures - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 3, 2014
    The strong jobs report confirms that the U.S. economy's fundamentals are strong enough to sustain its positive momentum .
  16. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Other Financial Stocks Strong During Market ...

    September 16, 2014
    When one sector is getting the beats, more often than not the money flowing out is going into another. It has been an unique ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. A Good Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    July 16, 2014
    A Good Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Good News from ADP - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 2, 2014
    June employment numbers from private-sector payroll firm ADP (ADP) came in better than expected this morning, with 281K new ...
  25. Bear of the Day: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - Bear of the Day

    May 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - Bear of the Day
  26. Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    May 7, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  27. What First Horizon's FHFA Settlement Means For RBS and Goldman

    April 30, 2014
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has settled the smallest securities fraud suit that remained of the 18 it had ...
  28. One of the real positives to the Wells Fargo story is that this is a fairly diverse business with a strong core franchise and a good capital position.

    Wells Fargo In Good Shape, But The Street Knows It

    April 17, 2014
    There are worse things than owning a quality well-run business that Wall Street knows is well-run, but it isn't often a source ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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. ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  33. 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. ...
  34. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  35. Momentum Stocks or a Momentum Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 8, 2014
    It's not just a few stocks that are in momentum, the entire mar
  36. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  37. Markets Search for New Narrative - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 25, 2014
    Futures are down pre-Tuesday trading following another strong day overall in the markets to start the week.
  38. For contrarian investors, the nation’s equities could be one of the best bargains and offer a great risk-to-reward ratio.

    While The World Watches The Olympics, Investors Should Focus ...

    February 11, 2014
    Returns for investors in Russia have been a complete disappointment over the last few years. The recent asset flight has ...
  39. 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.
  40. To Taper or Not To Taper... - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 9, 2013
    We may be beginning to embark on a new, somewhat dangerous, period of "newslessness."
  41. 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 ...
  42. DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 9, 2013
    DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  43. 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.
  44. Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    July 15, 2013
    Citi continues to fix its legacy problems, but core growth remains weak.
  45. Wells Fargo Managing The Slowdown Quite Well

    July 12, 2013
    This is a slow-growth environment for big banks, but Wells Fargo is mangaging the slowdown well.
  46. 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.
  47. JPMorgan Continues Strong Earnings Run - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The results primarily benefited from improved net revenue and significantly lower provision for credit losses.
  48. 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
  49. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  50. 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 ...
  51. Watsco Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Watsco has amended existing credit facility worth $500 million.
  52. 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, ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Bond Yields Are Rising -- Do Your Stocks Measure Up?

    June 19, 2013
    Long live the bond market bull. It started running in 1980, when a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve ...
  55. 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.
  56. EPR Prices Notes to Repay Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    In order to pay off the outstanding debts, EPR priced an underwritten equity offering of 5.250% Senior Notes worth $275 million.
  57. UDR Amends & Re-Prices Credit Revolvers - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    UDR amended and re-priced revolving credit facility worth $900 Million and term loans worth $350 Million, respectively.
  58. A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $166.17 at the end of the trading session ...
  59. The “Healthy” Play In Contract Research Organizations

    April 17, 2013
    The pharmaceutical industry is under pressure to do more with less. That means it will be farming out many of is mundane ...
  60. U.S. Bancorp Is Strong But Needs Growth

    April 16, 2013
    As is the case at other regional/super-regional banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp looks undervalued today provided you're ...
  61. Citigroup Looking More Like A Normal Big Bank These Days

    April 15, 2013
    With its first full quarter with new CEO Michael Corbat in charge now in the books, Citigroup (NYSE:C) continues to make ...
  62. Core Growth At Wells Fargo Is Weak, But The Multiple Doesn't ...

    April 12, 2013
    Wells Fargo is growth-challenged today, but that's creating a long-term buying opportunity in the shares.
  63. 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 ...
  64. What Propels Bank Of America From Here?

    January 21, 2013
    Bank of America is getting better, but the long-term value seems limited from here.
  65. Has Citigroup Cleared The Decks, Or Found New Problems?

    January 21, 2013
    Citi's surprising provision raises new questions.
  66. Forget Mutual Funds -- Try This Simple, Low-Cost Alternative ...

    January 17, 2013
    As the stock market surged ever higher in the 1990s, many investors were content to let mutual fund managers find the right ...
  67. Comerica Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Comerica Inc. (CMA) reported third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  68. Weakness? Not at JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    Proving pessimists wrong, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) came out with a positive earnings surprise of about 16% for the ...
  69. Is it Time to Dump Bank Stocks?

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  70. Short Sellers Are Loading up on Bank Stocks, Should You Follow ...

    January 14, 2013
    Since the second half of 2012, bank stocks have really found their footing. Shares of Citigroup (NYSE: C) and Bank of America ...
  71. New Year Spur for Global Banks - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    The oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision - The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS) ...
  72. 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.
  73. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    December 18, 2012
    What's in Store for U.S. Banks in 2013? U.S. banks look ready for 2013 with uninterrupted expense control, sound balance ...
  74. Beneath The Surface, Bank Of Montreal Not So Strong

    December 5, 2012
    Bank of Montreal's core banking operations aren't as strong as the headlines suggest.
  75. SL Green Signs New Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    SL Green Realty Corp. (SLG), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently increased its erstwhile $1.5 billion revolving ...
  76. Banks to Face Tougher Stress Test - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Major American banks will have to undergo yet another round of stress tests early next year to prove their financial mettle ...
  77. Feds Sue Big Banks Over Mortgage Fraud

    November 6, 2012
    While the housing sector continues to grind forward, federal investigators have been busy uncovering the reasons for the ...
  78. Love Or Hate - Wall Street Will Hate A Republican Win

    November 5, 2012
    History has shown that Wall Street does best with democrats in power, especially incumbents. Wall Street would sour quickly ...
  79. Moody's May Downgrade Canadian Banks - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    Moody's Investors Service - the credit rating arm of Moody's Corp. (MCO) - has put the long-term ratings of six major Canadian ...
  80. Ocwen Wins Bid to Buy ResCap - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    Recently, Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) won a bid to acquire Residential Capital's (ResCap) mortgage-servicing rights (MSRs) ...
  81. Morgan Stanley Beats, Excluding DVA - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    Morgan Stanley's (MS) third quarter 2012 earnings from continuing operations came in at 28 cents per share, marginally surpassing ...
  82. U.S. Bancorp Beats, Keep Mood Upbeat - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) has yet again delivered encouraging results in its third quarter 2012. Aided by growth in revenue as well ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. A Wobbly Quarter Could Threaten Wells Fargo's Premium

    October 15, 2012
    Wells Fargo's stumble is more of a threat to its valuation than its business.
  85. JPMorgan Chase Second Quarter Earnings

    October 12, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) announced its results for the most recent quarter on July 13, 2012. J.P. Morgan Chase is a global ...
  86. Bank Stress Test Process Expands - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    Bank regulating authorities have finally approved the new stress test rules under the purview of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street ...
  87. Ocwen to Enter Mortgage Lending Biz - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    In a bid to expand its operations, Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) is preparing to foray into mortgage origination business. ...
  88. BofA Resolves Yet Another Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) announced the settlement of a class-action lawsuit that was filed by its shareholders related ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. Invesco to Attain Stake in Religare - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    In an effort to further diversify its global footprint, Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in Religare ...
  91. Oracle Agrees to Acquire SelectMinds - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Oracle Corp (ORCL) has agreed to buy SelectMinds, a cloud-based recruiting solutions provider. The acquisition is expected ...
  92. Balanced View on Goldman - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    We reiterated our Neutral recommendation on The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), based on the detailed analysis of the company's ...
  93. Fresh Trouble at JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is the latest bank to be probed for its alleged involvement in money laundering transactions ...
  94. Building a Better Gold Standard

    September 14, 2012
    While there has been a growing amount of talk coming from Republican circles about returning to the gold standard, there's ...
  95. Playing the Setup in JP Morgan

    August 28, 2012
    New York, August 28th ( - JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) closed the trading day at $37.23, near its ...
  96. New Short Sale Guidelines from GSEs - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    Homeowners of underwater properties have a reason to rejoice thanks to the introduction of new guidelines from the two government-sponsored ...
  97. Banks to Abide by Volcker Rule - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    In order to avert yet another financial crisis, the final version of the Volcker rule is expected to be released by U.S. ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. AIG Sells $250M Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Yesterday, American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the sale of unsecured senior notes worth $250 million. The proceeds ...
  100. BofA Supports Community Development - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a wing of Bank of America Corporation (BAC), granted $855 million towards community development ...
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