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News For NSM;BAC From The Last 14 Days
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March 26, 2015
11:46 EDTBACBofA: Naming CEO Moynihan chairman followed 'probing independent review'
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08:17 EDTBACSEC Chairwoman proposes new 'dark pool' regulation, NY Post says
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White proposed new regulation Wednesday that would require high-frequency traders to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and provide the agency with a daily paper trail, reports the New York Post. The Post notes that there is a 60-day comment period before any SEC rule is finalized. 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
08:03 EDTNSMNationstar weakness creates buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
After Nationstar announced a secondary share offering of 17.5M shares, Wells Fargo says the resulting decline in the stock is a buying opportunity as the company is in a strong position for further transfer opportunities. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
March 25, 2015
16:21 EDTNSMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks opened in quiet fashion and trading remained that way throughout most of the morning. The averages broke to the downside a bit before noon and once the sellers gained control the move became broad based. Each of the major equity averages dropped by about 1.5% or more, with the Nasdaq losing more than 2% of its value during the session. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., durable goods orders dropped 1.4% in February, falling well below the consensus call for a 0.2% rise for the month. Transportation orders fell 3.5%, with orders excluding transportation down 0.4% against expectations of a 0.2% positive movement. In Europe, Germany's Ifo institute business climate index rose to 107.9 from 106.8 in March, topping expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Kraft Foods (KRFT) surged $21.84, or 35.62%, to $83.17 after announcing it has entered a definitive merger agreement with H.J. Heinz to create the Kraft Heinz Company. Under the terms of the deal, Heinz-owners Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) and 3G Capital will fund a special $10B cash dividend of $16.50 per share for Kraft shareholders. The new company, which will be publicly traded and 49% owned by current Kraft shareholders 51% owned by current Heinz shareholders, will become the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and fifth largest food and beverage company in the world. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Kofax (KFX), which jumped $3.45, or 46%, to $10.95 after agreeing be acquired by Lexmark (LXK) for $11.00 per share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $1B, net of cash acquired. Lexmark, which stated the deal will "nearly double" its enterprise software business to roughly $700M, also gained $2.48, or 6.08%, to $43.27. Among the noteworthy losers was Apollo Education Group (APOL), which fell $7.95, or 28.4%, to $20.04 after reporting Q2 earnings and University of Phoenix enrollment information. Also lower were shares of Nationstar Mortgage (NSM), which declined $5.15, or 16.54%, to $25.99 after its 17.5M share spot secondary offering of stock priced at $28.95 per share. INDEXES: The Dow declined 292.60, or 1.62%, to 17,718.54, the Nasdaq fell 118.21, or 2.37%, to 4,876.52, and the S&P 500 dropped 30.45, or 1.46%, to 2,061.05.
09:24 EDTNSMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:00 EDTNSMNationstar 17.5M share Spot Secondary priced at $28.95
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07:44 EDTNSMNationstar estimates lowered on capital raise at Credit Suisse
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March 24, 2015
16:10 EDTNSMNationstar files to sell 17.5M shares of common stock
Nationstar intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include future acquisitions, transfers of servicing portfolios, funding of advances and repayment of obligations, including corporate indebtedness. These acquisitions are expected to include the acquisition of $60B unpaid principal balance of mortgage servicing rights in process or under letters of intent as of the date of the prospectus supplement, the consummation of which is subject to definitive documentation, regulatory approvals, and/or other customary conditions. Citigroup, Barclays and J.P. Morgan are acting as the underwriters for the offering.
09:22 EDTNSMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:45 EDTBACMetLife CEO letter may be early sign of bank earnings headwinds, WSJ says
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07:19 EDTNSMOcwen to sell additional $25B portfolio to Nationstar
Ocwen Financial (OCN) announced that its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing and Nationstar Mortgage, an indirectly-held, wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) have agreed in principle to the sale by Ocwen of residential mortgage servicing rights on a portfolio consisting of approximately 142,000 loans owned by Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) with a total principal balance of approximately $25B. Subject to a definitive agreement, approvals by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHFA and other customary conditions, Ocwen and Nationstar expect the transaction to close before mid-year.
07:17 EDTNSMOcwen to sell additional $25B portfolio to Nationstar
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March 23, 2015
09:56 EDTBACMassachusetts securities regulator fines Merrill Lynch $2.5M, Reuters reports
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has fined Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit $2.5M for failing to supervise employees properly, Reuters reports. Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith was accused of failing to stick to its own compliance rules. Reference Link
March 20, 2015
10:36 EDTBACBank of America changes bylaws to allow some investors to nominate directors
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05:57 EDTBACBank of America faces pressure to defend structure, Financial Times reports
Bank of America will have to defend its current structure at its annual meeting in May after the SEC allowed a small shareholder the right to challenge the board on a break-up, reports the Financial Times. Bank of America's board could be under pressure to appoint a committee to examine a plan for divesting all non-core banking businesses if a proposal from Barlett Naylor of Public Citizen is adopted. Reference Link
March 19, 2015
11:53 EDTBACU.S. banks face headwinds in unloading oil loans, WSJ says
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06:30 EDTBACSEC says BofA must put investment bank spinoff to shareholder vote, Reuters says
The SEC has told Bank of America that it must allow shareholders to vote on whether the company will attempt to spin off its investment bank unit, reports Reuters, citing a decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A bank spokesperson said the company "will respond to the proposal in our proxy statement." Reference Link
March 18, 2015
07:10 EDTBACPlatts to hold a forum
11th Annual Steel Markets North America is being held in Chicago on March 17-18.
March 17, 2015
08:34 EDTBACBank of America reinstated with an Outperform at Raymond James
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March 16, 2015
10:22 EDTBACBank of America February default rate 2.98% vs. 2.93% last month
Reports February delinquency rate 1.86% vs. 1.83% last month.
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