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August 5, 2014
09:28 EDTASH, JPM, DBAshland enters into $750M accelerated share repurchase agreements
Ashland announced that it has entered into uncollared accelerated share repurchase, or ASR, agreements with each of Deutsche Bank AG (DB), London Branch, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPM), to repurchase an aggregate of $750M of Ashland's common stock. These agreements are part of Ashland's previously announced $1.35B share repurchase program. Under the ASR agreements, Ashland has agreed to repurchase an aggregate of $750M of its common stock from Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan, with immediate delivery of an aggregate of approximately 5.9M shares expected. The term of the agreements is through June 30, 2015, although they may be completed earlier based on market conditions and other factors.
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February 5, 2016
07:39 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Buy at UBS
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07:28 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
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February 4, 2016
15:21 EDTJPMAmazon renews card agreement with JPMorgan, WSJ says
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14:36 EDTJPMAmazon renews co-brand credit card pact with JPMorgan, Dow Jones says
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06:58 EDTJPMFed official supports tougher bank stress tests, Reuters reports
Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren said that he supports tougher stress tests for "too big to fail" banks, including larger capital investments that would make them "even more binding," Reuters reports. Rosengren said that stress test changes have reduced the likelihood that systemically important financial firms would fail, the report says. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:51 EDTJPMBofA 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
06:17 EDTDBDeutsche to face U.S. suit over $3.1B in shareholder losses, Reuters says
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05:11 EDTDBDeutsche Bank implied volatility of 53 at upper end of index mean range
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February 3, 2016
16:50 EDTJPMSignature Bank announces underwriters' purchase of additional shares
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11:37 EDTDBOptions with increasing put volume; PSX CDNS DF WDR MELI MAS NOV WSM DB
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05:10 EDTDBEmpresas ICA confirms sale of OMA shares pledged as collateral
Empresas ICA (ICA) confirmed that Deutsche Securities, S.A. de C.V., Casa de Bolsa foreclosed on collateral in the form of OMA Series B shares pledged to secure a loan to ICA's wholly-owned subsidiary, Aeroinvest, after a Mexican federal judge granted Deutsche Bank (DB) a suspension of the injunctions sought by ICA related to the pledged shares. In connection with the foreclosure on the pledged shares, Deutsche Bank sold a total of 33,162,600 OMA Series B shares, representing 8.29 % of OMA's equity capital in the form of Series B and Series BB shares. Excluding the shares referenced above, ICA holds a 17.23 % ownership interest in OMA in the form of Series B and Series BB shares, directly and indirectly, through Aeroinvest and SETA. ICA is not in default under any other loan agreement subject to a pledge of OMA shares.
February 2, 2016
18:39 EDTJPMAlibaba leads $794M funding round for augmented reality firm Magic Leap
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February 1, 2016
11:45 EDTJPMJPMorgan to buy almost $1B worth of LendingClub personal loans, WSJ says
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06:17 EDTJPMJPMorgan testing blockchain project, FT reports
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January 31, 2016
20:43 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Top five weekend stock stories
Catch up on the weekend's top five stories with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Coca-Cola (KO) announced a minority stake in diary and juice company Chi, with plans to take full ownership within three years. 2. Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz is considering taking an activist position in Time Warner (TWX), the New York Post reported. 3. Toyota (TM) could temporarily halt domestic production after an explosion at a key supplier curbed its supply of steel, Reuters said. 4. Investigations into Herbalife (HLF), as well as investigations into Bill Ackman himself, have fizzled and criminal charges look unlikely, the Wall Street Journal revealed. 5. Virtu Financial (VIRT) and Ctrip (CTRP) were discussed positively by Barron's this week, as well as "tech bargains" Autodesk (ADSK), Akamai (AKAM), Western Digital (WDC), SanDisk (SNDK) and Lam Research (LRCX) and attractive banking stocks Citi (C), JPMorgan (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
12:33 EDTJPMU.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
13:02 EDTJPMBarclays names Venkatakrishnan chief risk officer
Barclays (BCS) has named C.S. Venkatakrishnan as Chief Risk Officer. Venkatakrishnan joins Barclays from JP Morgan Chase (JPM) where he has been the Head of Model Risk and Development since 2012 and Head of Operational Risk since September 2013. He will join the Executive Committee of Barclays and report directly to the group CEO Jes Staley. Once Mr Venkatakrishnan assumes his new role, current Chief Risk Officer Robert Le Blanc will become Vice Chair of Risk and Strategy, reporting to Staley. Reference Link
January 28, 2016
08:56 EDTDBDeutsche Bank plans will barely meet 2019 capital requirements, WSJ says
Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan said the bank does not need fresh capital, but the bank's plans will leave it with a capital ratio that "only just squeaks over the hurdle it must clear" in 2019, according to The Wall Street Journal's Paul Davies, who contends that "Deutsche may still need another equity injection to make it through" despite the CEO's promise. Reference Link
05:55 EDTDBDeutsche Bank reports Q4 net income (EUR 2.13B) vs. EUR 441M last year
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January 26, 2016
06:11 EDTJPMJPMorgan reaches $1.42B settlement agreement in Lehman case, Bloomberg says
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