WFC : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Earnings Recap for Financial Sector and Impact on ETFs - ETF ...

    January 23, 2015
    What has been the impact of financial sector earnings on the ETF world?
  2. Stock Market News for January 23, 2015 - Market News

    January 23, 2015
    Benchmarks turned positive for the year on Thursday after ECB announced a large-scale bond buying program to revive the near-stagnant ...
  3. Bank Stock Roundup: Q4 Earnings Take Center Stage; U.S. Bancorp ...

    January 23, 2015
    Last five trading days were earnings-heavy for banks. The results show that banks have lost significant ground during the ...
  4. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  5. Fifth Third Bancorp Q4 Earnings Beat on Lower Expenses - Analyst ...

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

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

    January 21, 2015
    Driven by strong top-line growth, Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) posted a positive earnings surprise of 16% in the fourth ...
  8. Hershey Hits 52-Week High as Wells Fargo Upgrades Rating - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    On Jan 16, chocolate giant The Hershey Company (HSY) reached a new 52-week high of $110.75 after Wells Fargo Securities upgraded ...
  9. Regions Q4 Earnings Lag Estimates, Revenues Slump - Analyst Blog

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

    January 20, 2015
    Driven by lower expenses M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) delivered a positive earnings surprise in fourth-quarter 2014.
  11. My Top Contrarian Play Offers 40%-a-Year Potential

    January 20, 2015
    As we kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season this week, one sector got rocked on disappointing results. The market ...
  12. Earn A Potential 20% From The Craft Beer Revolution

    January 19, 2015
    Momentum, the tendency for rising stocks to soar higher and slumping ones to keep dropping, is a market anomaly investing ...
  13. Bank Stock Roundup: Q4 Earnings Rule Headlines, JPMorgan & BofA ...

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

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

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

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

    January 16, 2015
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.'s (GS) slipped over 2% in the beginning of the trading session following its fourth-quarter ...
  18. Stock Market News for January 16, 2015 - Market News

    January 16, 2015
    Benchmarks ended in negative territory for the fifth-straight session on Thursday following the Swiss National Bank’s ...
  19. Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Outlook

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

    January 15, 2015
    Banks Provide Shaky Start to Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  21. Is Wells Fargo The Ideal Dividend Investment?

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

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

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

    January 15, 2015
    Markets ended in the red for the fourth-consecutive day after World Bank cut its outlook for global economic growth
  25. Wells Fargo & Company (WFC): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 15, 2015
    Wells Fargo & Company has reported earnings of $1.02 per share in fourth-quarter 2014. Results surpassed $1.00 earned in ...
  26. Wells Fargo Q4 Earnings Meet Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Amid a challenging industry backdrop, Wells Fargo & Company's (WFC) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings met expectations.
  27. JPMorgan Braves Industry Challenges, Beats on Q4 Earnings ...

    January 14, 2015
    Overall industry weaknesses failed to dampen JPMorgan's earnings strength in fourth-quarter 2014.
  28. Ocwen Facing License Suspension Risk: Is This the End? - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Shares of Ocwen (OCN) fell 36.2% after the news of the California regulators considering suspension of the company's mortgage ...
  29. Retail Sales, Earnings Disappoint - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 14, 2015
    Disappointing retail sales data has sent stock futures shooting downward, especially in the Dow.
  30. JPMorgan Readies for Q4 Earnings: Signs of a Split-Up? - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    JPMorgan's (JPM) Q4 results are particularly crucial given the recent calls from critics and analysts to break up the nation's ...
  31. Q4 Earnings Inform the Market - Ahead of Wall Street

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

    January 12, 2015
    The overall backdrop looks a bit gloomy compared to what the banking industry witnessed at least in the second and third ...
  33. Will Wells Fargo (WFC) Q4 Earnings Disappoint this Season? - ...

    January 12, 2015
    Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2014 results before the opening bell on Wednesday, ...
  34. Q4 Earnings Season Takes Center Stage - Earnings Preview

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

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

    January 9, 2015
    Standard Chartered (SCBFF) announced its exit from the institutional cash equities, equity research as well as equity capital ...
  37. Stock Market News for January 07, 2015 - Market News

    January 7, 2015
    Benchmarks continued to suffer losses on Tuesday due to another slump in oil prices
  38. BBSI Opens New Credit Facility to Meet Reserve Requirements - ...

    December 31, 2014
    Barrett Business Services (BBSI)) expanded its funding resources with a new credit line from Wells Fargo (WFC), to meet the ...
  39. Bank Stock Roundup: Litigation & Restructuring Continue; Citigroup ...

    December 26, 2014
    Amid ongoing pressure on revenues, the trend of streamlining operations and focusing on core businesses continued over the ...
  40. Wells Fargo (WFC) Sued by NCUA over Sale of Risky RMBS - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    The U.S. regulator for credit unions - National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) - has sued Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) ...
  41. Ocwen's $150M Settlement: A Clean Slate or a New Burden? - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Shares of Ocwen (OCN) hit a 52-week low of $15.04 after the company announced the resignation of its executive chairman as ...
  42. Bank Stocks That Outperformed the S&P 500 in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 23, 2014
    Since the beginning of 2014, the overall operating environment for banks had been quite tough. Nevertheless, banking stocks ...
  43. Wells Fargo Brokerage Units Fined by FINRA for AML Failures - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Two brokerage divisions of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has been penalized with a joint fine of $1.5 million by FINRA ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. Navient Rewards Shareholders with New Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navient Corporation (NAVI) announced a new share repurchase program for up to $1.0 billion of its outstanding common stock.
  48. 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 ...
  49. The One Bank Poised To Thrive Despite New Regulations

    December 10, 2014
  50. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    December 9, 2014
    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  51. U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook
  52. How A Bank Stress Test Works

    October 30, 2014
  53. Coca-Cola And Three Other Major Companies That Are Helping Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2014
  54. What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    October 16, 2014
    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
  55. 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.
  56. Warren Buffett's Probability Analysis Is His Key To Success

    October 13, 2014
    Warren Buffett didn't get rich through luck. His shrewd acumen when picking investments is based on thorough research and ...
  57. Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook
  58. What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn Share

    October 3, 2014
    Few people build a multi-billion dollar business and leave it. But these did just that.
  59. Be Like Buffett By Buying Financials With This ETF

    October 3, 2014
    Given the strong outlook for the sector, traders have been turning their attention to the Financials Select Sector SPDR ETF ...
  60. How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits

    October 2, 2014
    Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.
  61. How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America

    September 30, 2014
    How does WFC make money? They lend it out at a higher rate than they borrow it at. Simple, right? But the real story is how ...
  62. Why Buffett’s Favorite Bank Is About To Dole Out $100 Billion

    September 7, 2014
    A little-noticed milestone took place in the just-completed earnings season. After 17 straight quarters of sequentially stronger ...
  63. Could Buffett's Favorite Bank Stock Skyrocket From This $100 ...

    September 7, 2014
    A little-noticed milestone took place in the just-completed earnings season. After 17 straight quarters of sequentially stronger ...
  64. Invest In Large-Cap Value Stocks With This ETF

    August 29, 2014
    What's the best ETF for investing in large-cap value stocks? Read on...
  65. Is Now the Time To Buy The Big U.S. Banks?

    August 25, 2014
    The stocks of the four major U.S. banks are at critical inflection points. Here's what to be aware of.
  66. A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components

    August 21, 2014
    Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces ...
  67. Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)

    August 20, 2014
    With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway ...
  68. What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

    August 13, 2014
    Coke? IBM? American Express? Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a stake in several major companies. Find out which company ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. Is Now The Time For Momentum Stocks?

    July 11, 2014
    In active trading, strong trends can last longer than traders expect. This has led to a surge of purpose-built exchange traded ...
  74. What Do Investors Expect from Q2 Earnings? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 9, 2014
    Earnings are expected to be up +5.6% in Q3 and +8.9% in Q4, with the growth pace expected to accelerate further in the following ...
  75. Follow Last Week's Narrative (For Now) - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 7, 2014
    Last week's strong jobs report will likely remain the dominant theme in today's session.
  76. Look To Financials During Periods Of Instability

    May 23, 2014
    The Bottom Line Economic reports are starting to bring the broad market rally into question. During these periods of uncertainty ...
  77. Bear of the Day: Bank of America (BAC) - Bear of the Day

    May 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Bank of America (BAC) - Bear of the Day
  78. U.S. Bancorp Finds It Harder To Top Itself

    April 25, 2014
    The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return on capital, U.S. Bancorp (USB) has been ...
  79. BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive Earnings

    April 22, 2014
    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  83. 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
  84. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  85. Big Bank Technical Outlook

    March 19, 2014
    Outlook for the major US banks: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. The Market Value Versus Book Value

    November 6, 2013
    Understanding the difference between book value and market value is a simple yet fundamentally critical component of any ...
  89. DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 9, 2013
    DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  90. BB&T In Good Shape With Credit, But Growth Is Iffy

    July 18, 2013
    Higher expenses mitigate the benefits of significantly better credit.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    July 15, 2013
    Citi continues to fix its legacy problems, but core growth remains weak.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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
  98. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  99. 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 ...
  100. Watsco Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Watsco has amended existing credit facility worth $500 million.
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