WFC : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. Banks Gaining Ground on Industry Challenges - Industry Outlook
  6. 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 ...
  7. Coca-Cola And Three Other Major Companies That Are Helping Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2014
    Last week, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: announced a new program, Coca-Cola Founders, designed to help entrepreneurs take ...
  8. 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.
  9. Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Can Finance Sector Surprise Q3 Earnings Season? - Industry Outlook
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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 finding it more and more challenging to surpass expectations.

    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 ...
  20. Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending growth constrain near-term earnings growth.

    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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  24. 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
  25. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. DC Worries & the Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

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

    July 18, 2013
    Higher expenses mitigate the benefits of significantly better credit.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    July 15, 2013
    Citi continues to fix its legacy problems, but core growth remains weak.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  38. 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 ...
  39. Watsco Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Watsco has amended existing credit facility worth $500 million.
  40. Helix to Refinance Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has entered into a new credit agreement.
  41. Challenging Conditions And Conservatism Keeping U.S. Bancorp ...

    June 13, 2013
    The banking market hasn't gotten much better so far this summer, but U.S. Bancorp is still attractively priced for the long ...
  42. 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.
  43. Cost Discipline Driving The Story At PNC Financial

    May 28, 2013
    If PNC can execute on it cost-cutting initiatves, the value creation could be meaningful
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. Steady As She Goes Is Fine For U.S. Bancorp

    January 21, 2013
    U.S. Bancorp remains underappreciated for its superior quality.
  53. 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.
  54. Quality, But Not Much Growth Or Value At Commerce Bancshares

    January 18, 2013
    Commerce is doing okay in an increasingly difficult environment.
  55. 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. ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. Can Wells Fargo Stay Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 15, 2013
    Wells Fargo posts a decent quarter, but spread compression is still a threat.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. First Republic Looks To Be A Very Different Kind Of Bank

    January 11, 2013
    Can First Republic deliver better returns with a focused model?
  62. Global Payments Looks Too Cheap Today

    January 10, 2013
    Global Payments looks too cheap for its growth prospects.
  63. 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) ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. A Look Back At The Year In Banking

    December 27, 2012
    Revaluation has propelled the banking sector higher in 2012.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. BB&T Takes A Disappointing Step Backwards

    October 19, 2012
    BB&T's disappointing cost growth and forecasted NIM compression hurts the stock.
  71. Where Can U.S. Bancorp Go From Here?

    October 18, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp is back to normal, but so is valuation.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Citi Builds Commodity Trade Finance - Analyst Blog

    September 6, 2012
    Witnessing a retreat by its European counterparts, Citigroup Inc. C) is set to begin commodity trade finance business in ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. Mortgage Buybacks Costing Wells Fargo? - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Mortgage repurchase claims could prove to be costly for Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC). According to its quarterly filing with ...
  82. 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) ...
  83. 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) ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. BB&T Still Not Getting Its Due

    July 20, 2012
    BB&T continues to do what it does best.
  86. Enthusiasm For Bank Of America Seems A Little Strange

    July 19, 2012
    Bank of America still has a long way to go to match its peers.
  87. Investors Continue To Bank On Wells Fargo

    July 17, 2012
    Wells Fargo's valuation remains reasonable and there could be further upside as earnings and dividend payments continue to ...
  88. Wells Fargo Doing Well, But How Long Will "Better" Take?

    July 17, 2012
    Wells Fargo is doing well, but leaving some wondering if it can do better.
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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.
  91. 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. ...
  92. Wells Fargo Performs As Expected - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has achieved the tenth consecutive quarter of growth in earnings per share by reporting earnings ...
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. Is Shinhan A Good Option For Investors Looking For Banking Performance?

    June 12, 2012
    Shinhan looks like a good mix of growth and value.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. Back To Book Value Basics

    May 28, 2012
    Like any investment metric, understanding book value's advantages and limitations is integral to using it effectively in ...
  99. Will Wells Fargo recover?

    May 21, 2012
    New York, May 18th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) closed the trading session at $31.97 ...
  100. JP Morgan Pain Is Investor Gain

    May 14, 2012
    An opportunity to buy these banks when prices fall from current levels is likely to reward investors with a long-term holding ...
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