WFC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  2. A Tale of Two Banks - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 11, 2014
    The strong Wells Fargo (WFC) report is unlikely to offset the sour mood created by the big J.P. Morgan (JPM) miss.
  3. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  4. Where Buffett Is Finding The Market's Best Yields

    March 7, 2014
    In today's world of high-frequency, short-term trading, many funds have sprung up that take positions based purely on ...
  5. 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.
  6. Positive Start to Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 15, 2014
    Thanks to the Finance sector, the Q4 earnings season is off to a strong start.
  7. A Reassuring Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 14, 2014
    The favorable retail reading is particularly notable as it maintains the persistent recent positive momentum.
  8. Stocks Need the Earnings Catalyst - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 13, 2014
    Investors need validation of the market???s strong gains last year through an improved corporate earnings outlook.
  9. Banks Reporting, DC Thawing - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 11, 2013
    Hopes of a Washington deal and decent-looking earnings reports from JPM and WFC provide the backdrop.
  10. Worried About Rising Rates? Make This 'Hated' Sector Work For ...

    July 22, 2013
    A few years ago, bank stocks were among the most unloved investments. Many of them traded well below book value and also ...
  11. BB&T In Good Shape With Credit, But Growth Is Iffy

    July 18, 2013
    Higher expenses mitigate the benefits of significantly better credit.
  12. Bear of the Day: PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) - Bear of the Day

    July 18, 2013
    Bear of the Day: PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) - Bear of the Day
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Foreclosure Activity Tumbles in 1H - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Indicating a rebound in the housing sector, the foreclosure market report - released by RealtyTrac - showed overall foreclosure ...
  16. Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    July 15, 2013
    Citi continues to fix its legacy problems, but core growth remains weak.
  17. Citigroup Posts Robust Earnings Again - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Citigroup Inc. reported impressive second-quarter 2013 earnings, with a positive surprise of about 6%
  18. Retail Sales Disappoint - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 15, 2013
    Weak Retail Sales data on the home front and not-so-bad numbers
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  23. What Is Driving Stocks Higher? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 11, 2013
    The market is looking for strong earnings growth in the coming quarters even as expectations for Q2 remain low.
  24. Will Wells Fargo Beat Earnings Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    We expect Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) to beat earnings expectations when it reports second-quarter 2013 results before ...
  25. Stocks Market News for July 10, 2013 - Market News

    July 10, 2013
    An encouraging start to the second quarter earnings season propelled indices higher on Tuesday
  26. 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 ...
  27. Three Financials Set to Top Earnings Estimates - Investment Ideas

    July 9, 2013
    Three Financials Set to Top Earnings Estimates - Investment Ideas
  28. Watsco Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Watsco has amended existing credit facility worth $500 million.
  29. Stocks Market News for July 8, 2013 - Market News

    July 8, 2013
    Better-than-expected non-farm payroll numbers overshadowed investor concerns about the Fed tapering its bond buying program, ...
  30. Here Comes Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview

    July 5, 2013
    Here Comes Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Preview
  31. Stock Market News for June 28, 2013 - Market News

    June 28, 2013
    Benchmarks bolstered gains for the third consecutive day after several Fed presidents “downplayed” the Federal ...
  32. Kohlberg Kravis to Acquire PRA - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has recently forayed into the contract research business through an agreement to buy clinical research ...
  33. Extended Credit Line for Red Lion - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Red Lion Hotels recently announced the extension of its credit line with Wells Fargo Bank which is a unit of Wells Fargo ...
  34. Banks Infringe Mortgage Pact - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    The verdict is out. Now, banks will need to gear themselves up and follow the National Mortgage Settlement deal servicing ...
  35. Foreclosure Activity Up from April - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Indicating a continuous strengthening of housing prices, the RealtyTrac foreclosure market report depicted a marginal rise ...
  36. Stock Market News for June 17, 2013 - Market News

    June 17, 2013
    Markets slipped into the red following dismal reports on the home front coupled with investor concerns about the future of ...
  37. Parkway Boosts Liquidity - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Parkway announced the closure of an unsecured term loan placement worth $120 million.
  38. S&P Outlook on U.S. Banking Giants - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    S&P has taken various actions on the outlooks of systematically important U.S. banks. The rating agency is reassessing ...
  39. 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.
  40. Zions Bancorp Will Likely Find It Harder From Here

    May 6, 2013
    Zions has had a good run, but it may be slower going as lending competition intensifies.
  41. Mediocre Performance Clouding BB&T's Long-Term Value

    April 18, 2013
    I remain quite positive on BB&T shares, though I am more bullish than most sell-side analysts.
  42. Investors Seem To Be Overrating Bank Of America

    April 17, 2013
    In any case, I think U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo offer more upside from today's levels than Bank of America.
  43. Comerica Looks Like A Slow-Coiling Spring

    April 16, 2013
    With interest rates so low, loan demand pretty sluggish, and regulations chewing into once-lucrative sources of income, most ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Credit Comes To The Rescue, As JPMorgan Sees Soft Core Banking ...

    April 12, 2013
    Improving credit quality at JPMorgan is offsetting sluggish core banking conditions .
  47. Buffett And Goldman Sachs Do Sweetheart Deal

    March 27, 2013
    Goldman Sachs announced March 26 that it will issue to Berkshire Hathaway in October the number of shares equal to Warren ...
  48. Foreclosure Activity Dawdling - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    Signaling a revival of the housing market, the foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a fall in the overall ...
  49. Federal Judge Rejects ATM Lawsuits - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    A U.S. District Judge in Washington D.C has dismissed antitrust lawsuits accusing several financial behemoths of fixing automated ...
  50. Stock Market News for February 14, 2013 - Market News

    February 14, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed following a small increase in retail sales and marginally upbeat earnings reports. The State of ...
  51. Stock Market News for February 13, 2013 - Market News

    February 13, 2013
    The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 finished in the green, closing at five-year highs prior to President Barack Obama's State of ...
  52. Stock Market News for February 12, 2013 - Market News

    February 12, 2013
    In the absence of major earnings reports or economic events, investor sentiment flagged, dragging benchmarks marginally lower. ...
  53. Three Surging ETFs with Strong Momentum - ETF News And Commentary

    February 1, 2013
    2013 is off to a pretty good start for investors. This strength across the market continues the upward trend that investors ...
  54. First Horizon Rewards Shareholders - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    First Horizon National Corporation (FHN) substantially enhanced its quarterly common stock dividend by 400% to 5 cents per ...
  55. Wells Fargo Ups Dividend - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    On Tuesday, Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) enhanced its quarterly common stock dividend by 14% to 25 cents per share. The dividend ...
  56. BB&T Hikes Quarterly Dividend - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Just after announcing better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, the board of directors at BB&T Corporation (BBT) declared ...
  57. Comerica Rewards Shareholders - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    On Tuesday, Comerica Incorporated (CMA) enhanced its quarterly common stock dividend by 13% to 17 cents per share. The dividend ...
  58. Foreclosure Activity Slowing Down - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Signaling a steady recovery in the housing market, the foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a slump ...
  59. Steady As She Goes Is Fine For U.S. Bancorp

    January 21, 2013
    U.S. Bancorp remains underappreciated for its superior quality.
  60. Stock Market News for January 18, 2013 - Market News

    January 18, 2013
    Benchmarks finished in the green on Thursday following better-than-expected data on the housing sector and initial claims. ...
  61. Quality, But Not Much Growth Or Value At Commerce Bancshares

    January 18, 2013
    Commerce is doing okay in an increasingly difficult environment.
  62. BofA Beats by a Penny, Revs Down - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of 3 cents per share, which managed to beat the Zacks ...
  63. Citi Disappoints, Strong Top Line - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    After reporting impressive results in the prior quarter, Citigroup Inc. C) reported a disappointing fourth quarter 2012. ...
  64. U.S. Bancorp Reports Strong 4Q - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) has yet again delivered encouraging fourth quarter 2012 results. Aided by growth in revenue as well as ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. Goldman Outperforms, Beats Ests - Analyst Blog

    January 16, 2013
    The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) reported its fourth-quarter 2012 earnings per share of $5.60, significantly surpassing ...
  68. JPMorgan Preview: Will It Miss? - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) prepares to release its fourth-quarter 2012 results before the opening bell tomorrow, Wednesday, ...
  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. Big Earnings Reports This Week - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Without much on the economic calendar, stocks will likely remain in a tentative mood ahead of earnings results from big banks ...
  71. Stock Market News for January 14, 2013 - Market News

    January 14, 2013
    Benchmarks ended flat on Friday as investors were unwillingly to take positions ahead of earnings reports from major companies. ...
  72. Ahead of Wall Street - January 14, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 14, 2013
    Monday, January 14, 2013 With not much on the economic calendar, stocks will likely remain in a tentative mood ahead of ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. First Republic Looks To Be A Very Different Kind Of Bank

    January 11, 2013
    Can First Republic deliver better returns with a focused model?
  75. China, Trade Deficits & Earnings - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Data about a bigger-than-expected rise in Chinese inflation, a wider-than-expected trade deficit in the U.S. and a positive ...
  76. Stock Market News for January 11, 2013 - Market News

    January 11, 2013
    Encouraging reports from China and Europe lifted global investor sentiment, helping benchmarks finish in the green on Thursday. ...
  77. Ahead of Wall Street - January 11, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 11, 2013
    Friday, January 11, 2013 Data about a bigger than expected rise in Chinese inflation, a wider than expected trade deficit ...
  78. Global Payments Looks Too Cheap Today

    January 10, 2013
    Global Payments looks too cheap for its growth prospects.
  79. 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. ...
  80. Stock Market News for January 8, 2013 - Market News

    January 8, 2013
    Investor apprehensions surrounding fourth-quarter earnings dragged benchmarks into negative territory on Monday. Indices ...
  81. 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) ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. CIT Group to Buy Loan Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    January 4, 2013
    On Wednesday, CIT Group Inc. (CIT) announced an agreement to acquire a commercial loan portfolio worth $1.3 billion from ...
  84. New Foreclosure Deal in the Offing - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    Late last week, the New York Times reported that after the $25 billion foreclosure-settlement deal in 2012, another deal ...
  85. Another Buyout for Merit Medical - Analyst Blog

    December 27, 2012
    Merit Medical Systems (MMSI) recently disclosed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Thomas Medical ...
  86. Stock Market News for December 24, 2012 - Market News

    December 24, 2012
    Boehner's "Plan B" failed to garner ample support from Republicans, dragging the benchmarks into negative territory on Friday. ...
  87. ICE Quotes $8.2B for NYSE Buyout - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Yesterday, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) announced its intention to buy the largest stock exchange based on listings ...
  88. Wells Fargo Shells $60M in Bias Case - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Over 3,900 minority borrowers of Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) will receive nearly $60 million in cash rebates from the company, ...
  89. Stock Market News for December 21, 2012 - Market News

    December 21, 2012
    Benchmarks rebounded from initial losses and finished in the green after John Boehner's optimistic comments about reaching ...
  90. Stock Market News for December 19, 2012 - Market News

    December 19, 2012
    Benchmarks moved higher for the second consecutive day banking on optimism that Congress will find a solution to the Fiscal ...
  91. Wells Fargo Buys Rock Creek Stake - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    In an effort to build its hedge fund offering and leverage on the fund-of-funds market consolidation, Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) ...
  92. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - December 2012 - Industry Outlook

    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 ...
  93. Fifth Third to Buyback Shares - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) recently inked a deal to repurchase about $100 million of its outstanding common stock. The share ...
  94. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Stock Market News for December 18, 2012 - Market News

    December 18, 2012
    Investor sentiment was boosted by signs of progress in the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, driving the benchmarks higher on Monday. ...
  98. Foreclosures Continue to Plunge - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Signaling a gradual recovery in the housing market, the foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a drop ...
  99. Crocs Modifies Credit Agreement - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    Crocs, Inc. (CROX) recently amended its existing revolving credit agreement. The amendment increased the size of the revolving ...
  100. Highwoods Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    The operating partnership of Highwoods Properties Inc (HIW), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently priced 3.625% ...
  101. Risk, Reward Balance BofA - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Bank of America Corporation (BAC). The affirmation is based on ...
  102. Foreclosed Home Sales Rise in 3Q - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    Data released by RealtyTrac revealed that total number of foreclosed properties sold in the third quarter of 2012 grew 21% ...
  103. Parkway Prices Share Offering - Analyst Blog

    December 5, 2012
    Parkway Properties, Inc. (PKY), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently priced an underwritten public offering ...
  104. FDIC-Insured Banks' Profit Up in 3Q - Analyst Blog

    December 5, 2012
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured commercial banks and savings institutions reported third-quarter 2012 ...
  105. Prudential Issues $500M Junior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    On Wednesday, Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) issued long-term junior subordinated notes worth $500 million. The issue was ...
  106. RLJ Lodging Closes Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    In order to attain ample flexibility and liquidity, Bethesda, Maryland-based real estate investment trust (REIT), RLJ Lodging ...
  107. 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 ...
  108. Dividend Stocks Lose Luster? - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The average dividend yield on S&P 500 stocks has approximately halved to 2% over time. While significant inflows to these ...
  109. Bernanke's Legacy: More Transparency? - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is widely expected to step down after the completion of his term in January 2014. This gives him ...
  110. NSM Deal Exhibits Good Progress - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    The progress report released under the National Mortgage Servicing (NSM) settlement shows continued progress being made by ...
  111. Banks to Pay $400M in Settlement - Analyst Blog

    November 19, 2012
    Banking behemoths JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Credit Suisse Group (CS) have agreed to resolve the allegations leveled ...
  112. 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 ...
  113. Foreclosures Continue to Wane - Analyst Blog

    November 15, 2012
    Signaling the gradual recovery in the housing market, the foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a drop ...
  114. Fifth Third to Repurchase Shares - Analyst Blog

    November 9, 2012
    Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) has recently inked a deal to buy back about $125 million of its outstanding common stock. The ...
  115. JPMorgan's Legal Woes May Ebb Soon - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    Financial Times has reported that the legal woes at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) are expected to lessen soon. The company is ...
  116. 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 ...
  117. Love Or Hate - Wall Street Will Love A Republican President

    November 5, 2012
    A Republican White House victory could help these stocks.
  118. Fitch Affirms Ratings of 14 Banks - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    Fitch Ratings has affirmed its Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) on 14 large regional banks. This follows a thorough review of ...
  119. Wells Fargo Loses Bid - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    Issues related to overdraft fees are far from over for Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC). Last week, a bid to compel arbitration of ...
  120. Zacks Top Ranked Financial ETF: Star in Q3 Earnings - ETF News ...

    October 22, 2012
    As the third quarter earnings season takes shape, the financial sector has established itself as a winner. So far, big names ...
  121. Stock Market News for October 19, 2012 - Market News

    October 19, 2012
    Disappointing quarterly results from Google combined with mixed economic reports dragged the benchmarks into negative territory. ...
  122. Where Can U.S. Bancorp Go From Here?

    October 18, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp is back to normal, but so is valuation.
  123. BofA Reports Break-Even, Rev Down - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) reported break-even earnings per share for the third quarter, substantially better than ...
  124. Stock Market News for October 17, 2012 - Market News

    October 17, 2012
    Better-than expected quarterly results combined with a couple of positive domestic reports guided the benchmarks into the ...
  125. Taking Stock of the Q3 Earnings season - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Less than impressive earnings results from Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM), and CSX Corp. (CSX) after the close cap a busy earnings ...
  126. 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 ...
  127. There Are Always Clouds In Citigroup's Sky

    October 16, 2012
    Citi's capital position is improving, but the fundamental strength of the business isn't what it seems to be.
  128. Stock Market News for October 16, 2012 - Market News

    October 16, 2012
    Strong September retail sales data coupled with better-than-expected quarterly results by Citigroup drove the benchmarks ...
  129. Citi Tops EPS, Keeps Mood Positive - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    After reporting decent results in the prior quarter, Citigroup Inc. C) reported somewhat encouraging third quarter 2012 results. ...
  130. Stock Market News for October 15, 2012 - Market News

    October 15, 2012
    Benchmarks lost their initial gains to end mostly flat as apprehensions about contracting profits of financial bellwethers ...
  131. Ahead of Wall Street - October 15, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 15, 2012
    Monday, October 15, 2012 Favorable looking inflation and trade data out of China and positive Retail Sales numbers on ...
  132. JPMorgan's Winning Ways Bring Hope - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    Maintaining its track record, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) reported third quarter earnings per share of $1.40, way ahead ...
  133. Earnings Preview: JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    All eyes will be on JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (JPM) second quarter earnings release this Friday, July 13 as the company is expected ...
  134. Stock Market News for October 11, 2012 - Market News

    October 11, 2012
    Alcoa's third quarter loss and its forecast of a dismal global economic situation dragged benchmarks into the red on Wednesday. ...
  135. Stock Market News for October 8, 2012 - Market News

    October 8, 2012
    Markets failed to sustain Friday's initial gains, spurred by a fall in the unemployment rate, and ended mixed. The unemployment ...
  136. Lender Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    October 8, 2012
    Recently, Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) declared the price of its senior notes offering with a principal amount ...
  137. BofA Testing Mobile Payment System - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) is testing a new mobile payment technology in collaboration with Boston-based Paydiant, ...
  138. Fresh Claims Against Deutsche Bank - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Troubles emanating from mortgage backed securities are far from over for Deutsche Bank AG (DB). A trustee for mortgage-bond ...
  139. BofA Accused of Racism, Again - Analyst Blog

    September 27, 2012
    The National Fair Housing Alliance ('NHFA') and five of its member organizations have filed a complaint which accuses Bank ...
  140. Aflac Raises $450M from Notes - Analyst Blog

    September 26, 2012
    Recently, Aflac Inc. (AFL) announced the sale of long-term subordinated notes worth $450 million, thereby inflating it from ...
  141. Neutral on Fifth Third Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    We are reaffirming our long-term Neutral recommendation on Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), based on its fundamentals and capital ...
  142. Merrill Penalized by FINRA, Again - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    For the second time in the last few months, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. - a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank ...
  143. Settlements for Citizens & TD Okayed - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    The U.S. District Judge in Miami has given the preliminary approval for the payment of a total of $199.5 million by The Toronto-Dominion ...
  144. Fresh Claims Against Wells Fargo, MS - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    Claims related to mortgage backed-securities are far from over for Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) and Morgan Stanley (MS). A group ...
  145. Health Care to Offer Shares - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently announced that it has priced its underwritten ...
  146. 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 ...
  147. The Week Ahead: How Sorry Will May Sellers Be

    September 15, 2012
    Mantras can be prophetic until they aren't, and those who "sold in May" have already lost out on solid gains. ...
  148. BofA to Resolve Discrimination Claims - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has decided to settle the discrimination allegations brought by the government against ...
  149. Regency Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    Regency Centers Corporation (REG), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently amended its existing unsecured revolving ...
  150. Foreclosure Slightly Up in August - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    The monthly foreclosure market report released by RealtyTrac revealed a marginal rise in the overall foreclosure activity ...
  151. Chesapeake to Offer Shares - Analyst Blog

    September 13, 2012
    Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP), a real estate investment trust (REIT),  has recently announced its decision to offer $5.5 ...
  152. 2 Breakout Banks to Watch

    September 11, 2012
    The strong action in financials last week suggests it is now becoming a market-leading sector. Drilling down, MoneyShow’s ...
  153. 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 ...
  154. 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 ...
  155. BofA Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    We are maintaining a long-term 'Neutral' recommendation on Bank of America Corporation (BAC). The affirmation is based on ...
  156. Goldman Lands in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    On Friday, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, jumped the bandwagon of other German lenders and filed a lawsuit against The Goldman ...
  157. UBS Sued Over Sale of Risky MBS - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    UBS AG (UBS) seems to be in sticky waters yet again with litigation issues arising from the sale of mortgage backed securities ...
  158. Stock Market News for September 7, 2012 - Market News

    September 7, 2012
    Benchmarks soared to new multi-year highs on Thursday following news that the ECB had agreed on a bond purchase plan that ...
  159. DCT Industrial to Offer Shares - Analyst Blog

    September 5, 2012
    DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently announced its decision to offer 16.5 ...
  160. Citi Resolves Another Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    September 4, 2012
    Citigroup Inc. C) seems to be keen on resolving issues emanating from its alleged faulty practices associated with the housing ...
  161. Suit Settlement to Cost Citi $590M - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    In an effort to reach a settlement with investors who bought its shares between February 2007 and April 2008, Citigroup Inc. ...
  162. BofA Trails in Loan Refinancing - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) failed to complete a large number of mortgage modifications under the $25 billion settlement ...
  163. Foreclosed Home Sales Plunge in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    According to the data released by RealtyTrac, total number of foreclosed properties sold in the second quarter of 2012 decreased ...
  164. FDIC-Insured Banks Report 2Q Profit - Analyst Blog

    August 29, 2012
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured commercial banks and savings institutions reported second-quarter 2 ...
  165. The Top 10 Most Profitable Companies in America

    August 27, 2012
    Take your mind to 2003. The United States has just sent troops into Iraq, Alex Rodriguez has just swatted 47 home runs for ...
  166. Stock Market News for August 27, 2012 - Market News

    August 27, 2012
    Hopes of further economic stimulus helped benchmarks post gains once again on Friday. Not only did the U.S. Federal Reserve ...
  167. 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. ...
  168. AFG Issues Notes Worth $125M - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    In order to refinance an earlier debt, American Financial Group Inc. (AFG), has issued notes worth $125 million. The notes ...
  169. 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 ...
  170. Fifth Third to Buyback, May Up Div - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    Shareholders of Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) can now breathe a sigh of relief as the company announced yesterday that the Federal ...
  171. 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 ...
  172. BofA Lags in Loan Refinancing - Analyst Blog

    August 20, 2012
    As per the quarterly filings, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has not been able to complete a large number of mortgage ...
  173. BofA's ReconTrust Settles Charges - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    On Thursday, Bank of America Corporation's (BAC) foreclosure division - ReconTrust Co. - settled charges made by Washington ...
  174. HPT Prices Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 14, 2012
    In order to reduce its existing indebtedness and redeem the outstanding preferred shares Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT), ...
  175. 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 ...
  176. Foreclosure Activity Shows Decline - Analyst Blog

    August 10, 2012
    The monthly foreclosure market report, released by RealtyTrac, revealed a drop in the overall foreclosure activity. As per ...
  177. 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 ...
  178. Standard Chartered's Iranian Woes (revised) - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    On Monday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) accused London-based Standard Chartered PLC (SCBFF) ...
  179. Standard Chartered's Iranian Woes - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    On Monday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) accused London-based Standard Chartered PLC (SCBFF) ...
  180. 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 ...
  181. BofA Pays $738M in Merchant Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    According to Bloomberg, Bank of America Corporation (BAC) will shell out $738 million as compensation to retailers for a ...
  182. BofA, WFC Bring New Retail Services - Analyst Blog

    July 24, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) and Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) have recently launched new retail services that are accessible ...
  183. Stock Market News for July 24, 2012 - Market News

    July 24, 2012
    Possibilities that Spain would have to seek a sovereign bailout and a record jump in the nation's borrowing costs dragged ...
  184. BB&T Still Not Getting Its Due

    July 20, 2012
    BB&T continues to do what it does best.
  185. Jobless Claims Swing Back Higher - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    The weekly Jobless Claims data this morning completely erased the strong gains from last week and then some, which makes ...
  186. Ahead of Wall Street - July 19, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 19, 2012
    Thursday, July 21, 2012 The weekly Jobless Claims data this morning completely erased the strong gains from last week ...
  187. Stock Market News for July 19, 2012 - Market News

    July 19, 2012
    Strong quarterly results from tech-major Intel coupled with encouraging housing sector data drove the benchmarks into positive ...
  188. U.S. Bancorp Still Standing Out From The Crowd

    July 18, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp stays on track with another solid quarter.
  189. Revenue Boosts U.S. Bancorp's 2Q - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp (USB) has delivered encouraging results in its second quarter of 2012. Aided by a growth in revenue and lower ...
  190. BofA Beats, Follows Sector Trend - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    Bank of America Corporation (BAC) reported second quarter earnings of 19 cents per share, marginally outpacing the Zacks ...
  191. Comerica Tops Overall - Analyst Blog

    July 17, 2012
    After reporting encouraging results in the first quarter of 2012, Comerica Inc. (CMA) has again come up with an impressive ...
  192. HSBC in Money Laundering Scandal - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    The top executives including the CEO of HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) are set to face a tough inquiry by the congressional committee ...
  193. MA-Visa Settle $7.25B Merchant Suit - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    Last week, credit card giants MasterCard Inc. (MA) and Visa Inc. V) entered into a formal agreement with the federal court ...
  194. Citigroup Stays On Track

    July 16, 2012
    Citi is slowly executing on its recovery plan and there is a lot of earnings potential in this business.
  195. Citi Tops EPS, Keeps Mood Upbeat - Analyst Blog

    July 16, 2012
    After reporting a mixed bag in the prior quarter, Citigroup Inc. C) reported somewhat encouraging second quarter 2012 results. ...
  196. Company News for July 16, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    July 16, 2012
    "    Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT) rose 3.6% after the company's Board authorized a buyback plan of $200 million shares ...
  197. Wells Fargo to Resolve Racial Suit - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    On Thursday, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has agreed to pay nearly $175 million ...
  198. Lucky Friday the 13th for JPMorgan - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    Proving pessimists wrong, JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPM) reported second quarter earnings per share of $1.21, way ahead of ...
  199. Chinese Growth, JPM Damage Control As Expected - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    The market will likely find China's second quarter GDP growth numbers reassuring as many read last week's second interest ...
  200. Ahead of Wall Street - July 13, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 13, 2012
    Friday, July 13, 2012 The market will likely find China's second quarter GDP growth numbers reassuring as many read last ...
  201. Friday's ETF Chart To Watch: Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF)

    July 13, 2012
    Stocks endured another day in red territory as weaker-than-expected corporate performance results on the homefront took their ...
  202. Foreclosure Rises Marginally in 1H - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2012
    The half-yearly foreclosure market report, released by RealtyTrac, revealed an increase in the overall foreclosure activity. ...
  203. Stock Market News for July 10, 2012 - Market News

    July 10, 2012
    News of Spain's borrowing costs reaching an 'unsustainable level' was among the global economic woes that dragged domestic ...
  204. The Week Ahead: Can Stocks Ignore the World's Problems?

    July 7, 2012
    Technical action in most markets seems to show this week's downswing was only a temporary pullback, which means buying ...
  205. JPMorgan Trading Losses May Surge - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    After reviewing an internal report related to JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (JPM) controversial hedging strategy, The New York Times ...
  206. 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.
  207. Stock Market News for June 26, 2012 - Market News

    June 26, 2012
    Spain' request for a bailout package sparked off fresh uncertainty, eventually dragging domestic markets down yesterday. ...
  208. Citi Purchasing SocGen Loan Book - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    Citigroup Inc. C) has agreed to purchase part of the shipping loan book from Societe Generale SA (SCGLY). The terms of the ...
  209. JPMorgan to Terminate Overdraft Fees - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is set to drop overdraft fees on debit card transactions of $5 or less, effective next month. ...
  210. Campbell Soup Completes Solar Project - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    In a move to enhance corporate social responsibilities (CSR) and minimize operating costs, Campbell Soup Company (CPB) has ...
  211. Is It A Good Idea To Invest In Triple Leveraged ETF?

    June 20, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  212. Foreclosures Showing Upward Trend - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    The monthly foreclosure market report, released by RealtyTrac for May 2012, revealed that overall foreclosure activity has ...
  213. Is Shinhan A Good Option For Investors Looking For Banking Performance?

    June 12, 2012
    Shinhan looks like a good mix of growth and value.
  214. Big Cap Bargain Financials

    June 11, 2012
    At the current prices and significant discount from book value, large U.S. financials possess a solid margin of safety.
  215. Goldman to Vend Hedge Fund Unit - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    According to Financial Times, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is on the verge of selling its hedge fund administration ...
  216. ACE Looks Like A Card Worth Playing In The Insurance Sector

    June 8, 2012
    ACE is leveraging a balanced, less cyclical insurance business model into solid returns.
  217. Citi Diversifying into ID Proofing - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    In an effort to diversify its revenue base, Citigroup Inc. C) is branching out into the identity proofing business, according ...
  218. BofA to Sell MSRs to Nationstar - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    In an effort to scale down its non-core operations and further strengthen the balance sheet, Bank of America Corporation ...
  219. M&T Bank Stays Evenly Poised - Analyst Blog

    June 2, 2012
    We have reaffirmed our Neutral recommendation on M&T Bank Corp. (MTB) based on its fundamentals in light of the recent economic ...
  220. Is The Oracle Losing His Touch?

    May 10, 2012
    Legendary value investor Warren Buffett didn't become legendary by lagging the S&P 500 on a regular basis, but that's exactly ...
  221. Stock Market News for May 2, 2012 - Market News

    May 2, 2012
    Stock Market News for May 2, 2012 - Market News
  222. The Regionals Worth Banking On?

    May 1, 2012
    The Regionals Worth Banking On?
  223. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    April 30, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  224. Zions Bancorp - Ignore Today In Favor Of Tomorrow?

    April 25, 2012
    Zions is still struggling to get its business back on track, but the longer-term outlook is pretty solid.
  225. Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    April 23, 2012
    First Horizon's decisions on capital look a little strange relative to credit quality.
  226. Putting More Cash In Investors' Pockets

    April 19, 2012
    Over time, dividends increase while your cost basis remains the same, which can make your actual yield astronomically high.
  227. Has Sentiment Improved Faster Than Business At Comerica?

    April 18, 2012
    Comerica is a bank still in transition. While historical returns on equity haven't been very good, this is truly a case where ...
  228. The Week Ahead: Buckle Up...More Turbulence to Come

    April 14, 2012
    The rough week has caused quite a bit of damage, and a deeper correction is likely. It pays to be defensive right now, but ...
  229. The Case for Being a Copycat Investor

    April 3, 2012
    Aping a top value manager’s portfolio can pay off, even for those who don’t jump on a stock pick immediately, ...
  230. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    March 23, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  231. Chasing Banks For Yield And Growth

    March 22, 2012
    Banks are starting all over again looking to grow dividend payouts.
  232. 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.
  233. Banking On A Recovery

    March 6, 2012
    Lending data is finally on an uptrend and non-performing loans are decreasing. This may be the right time to bet on the sector.
  234. Legal Unknowns Cloud Lender Processing Services Outlook

    February 15, 2012
    LPS looks cheap, but the legal unknowns are huge.
  235. 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.
  236. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    January 31, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  237. Bank Of America's Story Not About Lousy Earnings

    January 23, 2012
    Bank of America posted lousy earnings, but improving capital is the story that gets told.
  238. PNC Delivers A Surprisingly Average Quarter

    January 20, 2012
    PNC has been a leader among banks, but delivered a more average performance this quarter.
  239. M&T Bank Looking Like A Diesel

    January 19, 2012
    M&T needs more time to rebuild what was once a top-notch banking franchise.
  240. Earnings To Watch For Next Week

    January 17, 2012
    Investors will want to listen closely next week when major companies report their earnings for the quarter.
  241. 4 Stocks To Analyze Before Tuesday

    January 16, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 17th.
  242. Are Financials A Must Own?

    January 5, 2012
    While 2011 was a disappointing year for financial stocks, this market could see a significant rebound in 2012.
  243. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    December 28, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  244. 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.
  245. Is Bank Of America In Danger?

    December 6, 2011
    More bad news for Bank of America has the stock flirting with a dangerous price level.
  246. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    November 4, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  247. Bank Of America Is A Mess Unlike Any Other

    October 24, 2011
    Bank of America is cheap, but management has much to do to realize that value.
  248. Citigroup On The Mend … Slowly

    October 20, 2011
    Citigroup’s growth is getting better, but it’s not fast enough to get the Street excited. Here are a few reasons why.
  249. Banking on Bank ETFs

    October 20, 2011
    Betting on financials today is a multi-year bet. Banks are down, but not out.
  250. How Long Will This Buying Opportunity Last?

    September 29, 2011
    Trying to time the bottom before investing will almost always leave you waiting empty handed for another opportunity that ...
  251. FDIC Reports Profitable Banking System

    September 6, 2011
    The latest quarterly banking profile from the FDIC indicates a profitable United States banking system. Investors might consider ...
  252. Buffett Nibbles On Discount Retailer Dollar General

    August 17, 2011
    Berkshire's 13F filing revealed what Buffett and his new investment manager Todd Combs have been up to.
  253. Cash In On Bank of America

    August 10, 2011
    Bank of America is not without its problems. But under the helm of CEO Moynihan, the company is working quickly to resolve ...
  254. U.S. Bancorp Standing Out And Outstanding

    July 26, 2011
    U.S. Bancorp stands apart for its quality and diversification.
  255. M&T Bank In A Rare Class

    July 25, 2011
    Unlike most banks, M&T is getting full credit from the Street.
  256. The Grind Goes On For Bank Of America

    July 20, 2011
    Bank of America is grinding through its mistakes.
  257. Citi Still Healing

    July 19, 2011
    Citigroup is getting better, but at a snail's pace.
  258. 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.
  259. 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 ...
  260. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    July 12, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  261. Cheap Stocks That Won't Stay That Way

    June 7, 2011
    With markets on a slippery slope, investors would be wise to reduce their risks by buying these temporarily-cheap stocks.
  262. Buy Financials On The Dips

    June 2, 2011
    Take advantage of selling sprees, to pay less than intrinsic value for a business.
  263. Is It Time For Bank Stocks?

    May 31, 2011
    While there is still much to worry about within the global economy, financial stocks are priced to move.
  264. 3 Stocks Investors Love To Hate

    May 25, 2011
    Buying what others are selling requires the courage to go it alone.
  265. PNC Financial: On Track And Underpriced

    April 27, 2011
    PNC is another high-quality regional bank trading at an attractive discount to reasonable value.
  266. M And T Stars Again

    April 20, 2011
    M and T Bank's first quarter earnings surged, as the regional bank continued its recent tear.
  267. 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.
  268. Buffett Defends These Stocks As Undervalued

    April 1, 2011
    These stocks allow you to invest in some excellent companies, at a wider discount to intrinsic value than what Berkshire ...
  269. Banks Given Go Ahead To Pay More Dividends

    March 23, 2011
    The announced dividend increases are in most cases below the levels in 2007 and 2008, this is clearly a step in the right ...
  270. Bank Of America Sets Strategy

    March 14, 2011
    Bank of America held an analyst meeting and touted the bank's brand, distribution network and product offerings.
  271. John Paulson's Buys

    March 4, 2011
    We take a peek at Paulson and Company's holdings to see some stocks John Paulson has bought.
  272. Goldman's First Taste Of Regulation

    January 21, 2011
    Despite the company's uncanny ability to generate exceptional profits, Goldman can not escape the overhaul in the industry ...
  273. Citi: More, Better, Faster, Please

    January 19, 2011
    Citi is still a mess, but credit is improving and that's the prime concern these days.
  274. Bank Of America's Incredible Shrinking Liability

    January 10, 2011
    Bank of America's settlement with the GSEs is good news, but a lot more work is left to finish.
  275. 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.
  276. Are Financials Finally Ready To Soar?

    December 22, 2010
    In the past few weeks, the yield curve has steepened, which is a sign that the financial industry is well into recovery even ...
  277. Feds Nickel And Dime The System

    December 21, 2010
    A proposal to chop interchange fees could lead to a wide range of unintended consequences.
  278. Long-Term Option Plays

    December 15, 2010
    Investing in long-term call options can lead to a huge payoff if they are used right.
  279. Big Banks To Boost Dividends

    December 14, 2010
    Many of the major banks announced their intentions to raise dividends. We take a look at which banks investors might be most ...
  280. A Fresh Look At Citi

    December 14, 2010
    With the government finally exiting its ownership of Citi, many investors are looking at the stock again.
  281. Triple Leveraged ETFs: Boom or Bust?

    December 7, 2010
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  282. Is Bank Of America Stock Undervalued?

    November 22, 2010
    With a per share cash position and book value that exceed the current trading price, BAC may be undervalued.
  283. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  284. Bancorp Rises To The Top

    October 21, 2010
    U.S. Bancorp may just be the best bank in the country right now, and here's why.
  285. An Improving Tale For This Citi

    October 20, 2010
    Citi isn't in ruddy health, but it's out of intensive care.
  286. What Drives A Bank of America Recovery?

    October 20, 2010
    Bank of America looks cheap, but valuations won't improve until new sources of growth are in sight.
  287. Allied Irish Banks Tries To Avoid Trouble

    September 14, 2010
    Allied Irish needs a healthy operating environment, and that looks to be a ways off.
  288. A Tale Of 3 Banks

    July 27, 2010
    No matter where you look, loan growth is weak, but credit quality is slowly recovering.
  289. Bank Of New York Marking Time

    July 21, 2010
    Custody is not an exciting business, but investors should not overlook this toll collector in financial services.
  290. Bank Of America And Citigroup - Credit Now Giveth

    July 20, 2010
    Investors need to look closely at bank earnings; not all beats are the same.
  291. Goldman Prevails And Looks Ahead

    July 20, 2010
    Goldman is far from perfect, but the company remains one the best managed and profitable institutions on the planet.
  292. JPMorgan Earnings Improve, Fail To Satisfy Market

    July 19, 2010
    JPMorgan was the first of the big banks to come out with its earnings. But although they showed improvement, this didn't ...
  293. Panel Says CPP Not Helping Smaller Banks

    July 16, 2010
    The Congressional oversight panel overseeing the government bailout of the financial system believes the program has not ...
  294. Buffett's Take On The Credit Crisis

    June 3, 2010
    In his testimony in front of Congress, Buffett goes easy on the ratings agencies. Is he serious?
  295. Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Buffett's long-term investing approach may not be for everyone, but it has sure worked for him.
  296. Morgan Stanley Joins Bonanza Of Bank Earnings

    April 23, 2010
    Trading profits led the way for Morgan Stanley, as they did for several of the other big banks.
  297. Regional Bank Round-Up

    April 22, 2010
    What are the regional banks telling us about the state of the recovery?
  298. Goldman Continues To Print Cash

    April 22, 2010
    Financials are leading the way in the recovery, and Goldman has the potential to lead financials.
  299. JPMorgan Strong On Investment Profits

    April 21, 2010
    JP Morgan Chase reported strong earnings, mostly from its investment banking segment.
  300. 3 Financial Heavyweights Eyeing New Highs

    April 8, 2010
    Will improving economic conditions spur the banking sector to record highs?
  301. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  302. Should You Buy What The Pros Buy?

    February 24, 2010
    The superstar investors are in the news with the filings of their fourth quarter positions. Should retail investors try to ...
  303. Citigroup Earnings Are Less Bad, But Still Not Good

    January 25, 2010
    Citigroup made some progress in earnings this quarter, but it is still lagging behind other banks. Has Citi become a value ...
  304. Invest To Help Haiti

    January 25, 2010
    You can your portfolio based on companies and regions of the world that give to those in need.
  305. The Financials Will Decide The Market's Fate

    January 22, 2010
    The bull move from the March bottom was driven by renewed confidence in the financial sector.
  306. Stocks That LEAP Out At You

    January 19, 2010
    Certain opportunities exist that can make the use of LEAPS a very intriguing bet.
  307. Bank Stock Buybacks Gone Wild

    January 6, 2010
    Many banks bought back an excess of stock during the boom times, something that they regretted when the recession hit.
  308. Don't The Banks Deserve An Apology?

    December 29, 2009
    Taxpayers have made money on bank TARP allocations.
  309. 4 Stocks Berkshire Hathaway Recently Bought

    December 3, 2009
    All value investors ought to keep abreast of the thinking - and actions - of the world's wealthiest individual.
  310. 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.
  311. Preferred Shares On Fire

    September 8, 2009
    It's not the norm to see preferred shares climb 100% to 200% in a matter of months, but these aren't normal times.
  312. Options With Upside Potential

    August 28, 2009
    Here are a couple of options that might be the perfect thing for your portfolio.
  313. Profits Or Peril: The Dichotomy Of Regional Banks

    August 20, 2009
    These two regional banks may be perfect for long-term plays.
  314. Monthly Review: July Wrap Up

    July 30, 2009
    A look back at the last month's headlines in the financial world.
  315. A Trio Of High Yielders With Strong Cash Positions

    July 21, 2009
    Here are some safe dividends with a 5% dividend or more, a rarity these days for stocks in the S&P 500.
  316. There's Goldman - And Then There Are The Others

    July 15, 2009
    Goldman Sachs continues to shine and demonstrate why it stands above the rest.
  317. Looking Ahead To The Second Half

    June 30, 2009
    Some stocks to watch for the second half of 2009.
  318. Capital One Under Pressure

    June 19, 2009
    Capital One's credit metrics are still deteriorating, is now the time to take some off the table?
  319. Two More Reasons To Diversify

    June 3, 2009
    GM and Citigroup being removed from the DJIA should cause investors to focus on diversification.
  320. The Credit Card Industry Falls Silent

    May 22, 2009
    The new credit card rules passed by congress will have a large impact on how the industry conducts its business, although ...
  321. The SCAP Hammer Falls

    May 11, 2009
    The Supervisory Capital Assessment Program results show a manageable need for capital, and even more importantly, may calm ...
  322. Wesco's Annual Shareholder Meeting

    May 8, 2009
    Charlie Munger's previous predictions about the global economy have come to fruition.
  323. Don't Worry, Banks Will Survive Credit Card Reform

    April 28, 2009
    Grumbling by megabank CEOs about President Obama's credit card reform plan is unfounded. It's just a big deal to the consumers ...
  324. Is Hancock Tower Sale A Death Knell For Banks?

    April 10, 2009
    The sale of the Hancock Tower in Boston at 50% of its 2006 sale price is a bad commentary for banks' collateral behind billions ...
  325. Moving Cash Out Of Hand

    March 25, 2009
    Visa and MasterCard are pushing plastic as a secure option over cash in hand.
  326. You Can Bank On Canada

    March 24, 2009
    The Big Five Canadian banks are handling the recession far better than their U.S. counterparts. Let's look at why and whether ...
  327. Get Small To Go Big

    March 13, 2009
    A small-cap Vanguard ETF offers investors diversification and low expenses along with positive returns above mid- and large-cap ...
  328. Double-Digit Dividends: Can They Continue?

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  334. Banking On Bailout Bucks

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  335. PNC Gobbles Up National City

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  336. Preferred Stock ETFs

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  337. Has The Government Picked The Survivors?

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  338. Top Bond ETFs That Let You Sleep Soundly

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  339. The Best Of Buffett For August 19

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  340. Banks In Trouble? Don't Tell That To The Regionals

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  341. Low Expectations Fuel Financial Sector Rally

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  342. The Skinny On June's Inflation Numbers

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  343. Emulate Buffett For Fun And Profit - Mostly Profit

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  344. Financial Sector Love-In A Tad Premature

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  345. Berkshire's Q2 Portfolio Shuffle Explained (BRK.A)

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  346. A Wire From Western Union (WU)

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    The new global economy presents ample business opportunities for an old-economy stalwart.
  347. Lending Support (WFC)

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  348. El Banco de la Oportunidad (BAC)

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  351. ING Pays To Play

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  352. A Hot Sector?

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