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July 9, 2014
16:25 EDTUBNK, UBNK, TCBK, TCBK, RDN, RDN, PFG, PFG, MHLD, MHLD, HBOS, HBOS, ICE, ICE, COBZ, COBZ, BBT, BBT, ABCB, ABCB, ADS, ADSKeefe Bruyette to hold a virtual conference
Best Ideas 2014 consists of two-hours worth of analyst presentations to be held on July 9 at 4:30 pm. Webcast Link
News For ADS;ABCB;BBT;COBZ;ICE;HBOS;MHLD;PFG;RDN;TCBK;UBNK From The Last 14 Days
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February 9, 2016
18:22 EDTBBTBB&T CEO says 'wouldn't be surprised' to not conduct M&A in 2016
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10:38 EDTADSHigh option volume stocks: CTCT WYN DPM MXL CSOD PAGP HDP ZIOP QLYS ADS
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07:05 EDTBBTBB&T volatility elevated
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February 8, 2016
07:23 EDTICECredit Suisse to hold a forum
17th Annual Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum is being held in New York where on February 8, some of the companies will be hosting dinners, followed by company presentations on February 9-10.
February 4, 2016
08:14 EDTICEICE increases quarterly dividend 13% to 85c per share
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07:40 EDTADSAlliance Data to provide credit card program for Boscov's
Alliance Data's Columbus, Ohio-based card services business has signed a new long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services for Boscov's Department Store. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Boscov's is the largest family-owned department store chain in the U.S. Boscov's will leverage Alliance Data's MyLoyalty App capabilities. In addition, Alliance Data has signed an agreement to purchase the existing Boscov's portfolio of private label credit card accounts, subject to customary closing conditions. The portfolio has a size of approximately $200M. Closing of the portfolio purchase is expected in Q1.
07:33 EDTICEIntercontinentalExchange sees Q1 adjusted operating expenses $490M-$500M
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07:32 EDTICEIntercontinentalExchange reports Q4 adjusted EPS $3.27, consensus $3.01
Q4 consolidated revenues, less transaction-based expenses, increased 9% to $875M compared to the same period in 2014. Included in this amount are $470M of transaction and clearing revenues, less transaction-based expenses. Consensus is $866.77M.
06:51 EDTBBTBofA doesn't deserve to be in 'stock market doghouse,' WSJ says
Bank of America (BAC) is currently in the "stock market doghouse," but doesn't deserve to be, David Reilly of the Wall Street Journal's Ahead of the Tape says. The overall beating of U.S. bank stocks has come amid the greater market selloff, reflecting the fact that slowing growth has brought doubt on the Fed's ability to raise rates in March, Reilly says. Since a rate increase is a far-off prospect, investors have little reason to own bank stocks, though Bank of America's valuation assumes "too dire an outcome," the report says. Banks with international outreach, such as Citi (C), are still arguably further behind in post-crisis cleanup, but Bank of America is more focused on the domestic U.S. economy and prices a U.S. recession as a given, not a possibility, the report says. Other large U.S. banks include Wells Fargo (WFC), JPMorgan (JPM), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB), BB&T (BBT), PNC Financial (PNC), and SunTrust (STI). Reference Link
February 3, 2016
14:48 EDTICENotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Philip Morris (PM), consensus 81c... AstraZeneca (AZN), consensus 88c... Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus (12c)... ConocoPhillips (COP), consensus (65c)... Cigna (CI), consensus $1.80... Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), consensus $3.01... Boston Scientific (BSX), consensus 25c... Charter Communications (CHTR), consensus (12c)... Ralph Lauren (RL), consensus $2.13... Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), consensus 50c... GrubHub (GRUB), consensus 14c... Level 3 (LVLT), consensus 53c... AmerisourceBergen (ABC), consensus $1.25... Cummins (CMI), consensus $2.11.
08:34 EDTICEICE reports January futures volume up 15%
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07:07 EDTTCBKFIG Partners to hold a forum
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February 2, 2016
07:32 EDTADSEpsilon signs multi-year gareement with Lamps Plus
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February 1, 2016
16:25 EDTPFGPrincipal Financial reports AUM $527.4B at Q4-end
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16:24 EDTPFGPrincipal Financial reports Q4 operating EPS $1.02, consensus $1.05
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January 31, 2016
12:33 EDTBBTU.S. banks could return 20% or more, Barron's says
The banking sector looks like "one of the best bargains in the market," Barron's contends in a cover story. Names such as Citi (C), JPMorgan (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), BB&T (BBT), PNC Financial (PNC), SunTrust (STI) and U.S. Bancorp (USB) are showing healthy balance sheets and could offer "at least" 20% upside, the publication argues, adding that the industry's exposure to the energy sector "looks manageable" given information offered in recent earnings reports and conference calls. Reference Link
January 29, 2016
08:56 EDTRDNRadian Group sell-off overdone, says JMP Securities
After Radian reported higher than expected EPS, JMP Securities says the company is poised to perform well, as it is continuing to gain new customers and most of its business is now derived from the post-recession years, according to the firm. JMP reiterates a $17 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
08:48 EDTADSAlliance Data outlook not as bad as feared, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities says that Alliance Data's 2016 credit guidance implies "a slightly larger pace of 'normalization' of loss rates than what was articulated three months earlier." However, the firm says that the company's loss rate guidance did not actually change, while the credit indicators suggest that the company's outlook is much more stable than the shares indicate. JMP cut its price target on the name to $260 from $330 to reflect weaker market sentiment but keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
07:46 EDTADSAlliance Data selloff on credit quality worries overdone, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Brett Huff said the sharp decline yesterday in Alliance Data shares presents a buying opportunity as the credit quality scenario being priced in for its card business is "overly pessimistic." Huff continues to think Alliance Data can hit its 2016 earnings guidance, but also thinks the market has re-valued the credit business with a lower multiple. Given that, he lowered his price target on shares to $275 from $350 but keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
07:08 EDTADSAlliance Data should be bought on weakness, says SunTrust
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