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February 4, 2013
07:39 EDTBAC, JPM, WFC, USBBank of America takes new mortgage course, WSJ reports
Bank of America (BAC) has cut back its mortgage business, but is still making a lot of money from it, reports the Wall Street Journal's. In the fourth quarter of 2012, BofA originated about $22B, about a third of what it produced in Q1 of 2011. The bank's gain-on-sale margin, or the revenue it books divided by the value of mortgages originated, was 4.33%, compared with about 2.85% at J.P. Morgan Chase (JPM), 2.56% at Wells Fargo (WFC) and about 2.13% at U.S. Bancorp (USB). The trouble is, BofA may be hard-pressed to sustain this performance, especially if interest rates on government bonds continue to rise. That will put more pressure on the bank to boost its share of the mortgage market so that it can maintain this revenue source, the Journal says. Reference Link
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July 15, 2014
08:03 EDTWFCCBS reports results of CBS Outdoor exchange offer
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07:23 EDTJPMFortune to hold a conference
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07:08 EDTJPMJPMorgan CEO says saw encouraging signs toward end of Q2
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07:06 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports Q2 Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 ratio 9.8%
Reports Common Equity Tier 1 of $161B, or ratio of 9.8%. Reports Firm Supplementary Leverage Ratio of 5.4%. Reports "core loans" up 8% compared with the prior year. Consumer & Community Banking: average Consumer & Business Banking deposits up 9%; credit card sales volume up 12%; record client investment assets up 19%; record Business Banking loan originations up 46% Corporate & Investment Bank: maintained #1 ranking for Global Investment Banking fees with 8.2% wallet share YTD; assets under custody up 14%. Commercial Banking: period-end loan balances up 9%, driven by 14% growth in Commercial Real Estate; gross investment banking revenue with Commercial Banking clients up 25%. Asset Management: twenty-first consecutive quarter of positive net long-term client flows; record client assets up 15%; record loan balances up 17%.
07:05 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports headcount down 8,871 to 245,192
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07:04 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports Q2 provision for credit losses $692M
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07:02 EDTJPMJPMorgan says Q2 results include $500M after-tax, or 13c, legal expense
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07:01 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.46, consensus $1.29
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06:19 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports June net charge losses 2.84% vs. 3.05% last month
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July 14, 2014
15:24 EDTJPMNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:40 EDTJPMJPMorgan July 56.5 straddle priced for 2.2% move into Q2
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10:00 EDTWFCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:53 EDTWFCCapital One has positive read from Wells Fargo report, says Janney Capital
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08:35 EDTWFCWells Fargo price target raised to $56 from $51 at RBC Capital
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08:01 EDTJPMJP Morgan July volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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05:56 EDTWFCWells Fargo downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan downgraded Wells Fargo to Neutral citing the company's higher expenses in Q2 and the year-to-date outperformance of shares. The firm lowered its price target for the stock to $52 from $54.50.
July 11, 2014
16:46 EDTWFCStocks end week lower on European, Fed concerns
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16:22 EDTWFCOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher today, but were still lower for the week, as concerns in Europe have come back to the forefront of investors' minds. Today's modest bounce was not enough to make up for the declines seen in three of the other four sessions earlier in the week. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the June federal budget statement showed a surplus of $70.5B for the month, compared to analysts' forecast for a $79B surplus. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) slipped 32c, or 0.62%, to $51.49 after the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. posted earnings of $1.01 a share that matched analysts' consensus forecast. Wells did note that its credit performance continued to improve in Q2 and CEO John Stumpf said he is "optimistic about the future" for the bank... Lorillard (LO) advanced $2.92, or 4.63%, to $66.01, while Reynolds American fell 51c, or 0.82%, to $61.75, after the two cigarette makers confirmed that they are holding talks about a possible merger, as has been speculated by various media reports in recent weeks... In another update to an ongoing M&A story, Japan's Nikkei reported that Sprint's (S) corporate parent, Softbank (SFTBF), has reached an agreement to acquire T-Mobile (TMUS) from Deutsche Telecom (DTEGY), clearing the way for the long-speculated merger between the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the U.S. Following the new story, Sprint shares finished the day up 30c, or 3.64%, to $8.55, while T-Mobile rose 62c, or 1.89%, to $33.50. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), which advanced 87c, or 7.9%, to $11.88 after the FCC announced that it would allocate new funds to subsidize the launch of WiFi networks in schools and libraries. Also higher was Amazon.com (AMZN), which climbed $18.28, or 5.57%, to $346.20 after consulting firm ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) reported that the company's same-store sales growth had accelerated significantly in June compared with May. Among the noteworthy losers was Rent-A-Center (RCII), which dropped $3.18, or 10.94%, to $25.88 after the company warned that its revenue and earnings for Q2 will not meet expectations. Also lower were shares of industrial and construction supply retailer Fastenal (FAST), which fell $2.00, or 4.16%, to $46.15 after its Q2 revenue missed analysts' consensus view and the company reported plans to close 45 stores. INDEXES: The Dow was up 28.74, or 0.17%, to 16,943.81, the Nasdaq was up 19.29, or 0.44%, to 4,415.49, and the S&P 500 was up 2.83, or 0.14%, to 1,967.51.
12:36 EDTWFCOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:13 EDTWFCWells Fargo sees doing commercial real estate portfolio acquisitions
Says would be willing to sell student loan portfolio in one piece.
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