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January 16, 2013
15:00 EDTBACEarnings Preview: Bank of America shares rallying ahead of earnings report
Bank of America (BAC) is scheduled to report Q4 earnings before the open on Thursday, January 17, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. Bank of America is a bank that provides a wide array of financial services. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 2c on revenue of $21.03B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 0c-5c on revenue of $18.22B-$23B. LAST QUARTER: Bank of America reported Q3 EPS of 0c against estimates for (7c), on revenue of $19.41B against estimates for $18.35B. The bank's Q3 results were negatively impacted by 28c per share of one-time items, it reported. Credit quality improved across most of its major portfolios, as the bank's provision for credit losses sank to $1.77B, down from $3.4B during the same period in 2011. The total client balances in its Global Wealth and Investment Management unit rose 3% over the prior quarter to $2.3T, However, the revenue from its Consumer and Business Banking unit fell $379M year-over-year to $1.3B and its consumer real estate services unit reported a net loss of $877M. The bank stated that it was focused on working to return cash to shareholders, as its balance sheet was strong. Last month, however, the bank's CEO, Brian Moynihan, said that it would have to generate consistent earnings before the Fed would enable it to return cash to shareholders. On January 7 Bank of America reached a settlement with Fannie Mae over soured mortgage-backed investments. Under the deal, Bank of America agreed to pay Fannie Mae $3.6B in cash and buy back $6.75B in loans that it sold to the government-backed institution. Also on January 7, Bank of America announced that it had agreed to sell $215B in mortgage servicing assets to Nationstar (NSM), and reached a settlement with federal authorities over improper foreclosure practices. STREET RESEARCH: Analysts' outlook on Bank of America has been mixed in recent weeks. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to Neutral from Outperform on January 9, citing valuation. Meanwhile, RBC Capital increased its price target on the shares to $14 from $12 on January 8, as the firm believes the bank's settlement with Fannie Mae and its sale of $306B of mortgages will improve the consistency of its earnings. The firm maintained an Outperform rating on the stock. Analyst Meredith Whitney was very bullish on December 19, telling the Wall street Journal that the bank's stock represented a "big opportunity, now that the bank had gotten the "junk out of the trunk." PRICE ACTION: Over the past 12 months, Bank of America's stock has risen about 77%, and its momentum has continued over the last three months, with the shares up nearly 25% over that period.
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August 20, 2014
17:12 EDTBACOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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14:35 EDTBACBofA reaches $17B settlement over mortgage backed securities sales, AP says
Bank of America along with federal and state authorities agreed upon a $17B settlement for the bank in connection with the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, says AP. Reference Link
14:20 EDTBACBofA reaches $17B settlement over mortgage backed securities sales, AP says
08:38 EDTBACRevolution Lighting enters loan, security agreement with BofA
Revolution Lighting (RVLT) announced that it has entered into a three year loan and security agreement with Bank of America (BAC). The agreement allows Revolution Lighting to borrow up to $25M on a revolving basis. Borrowings under the agreement are determined on specified percentages of eligible receivables and inventory, and bear interest either on the base rate plus specified margins or at LIBOR plus specified margins, at the election of Revolution Lighting. The loan provides Revolution Lighting with favorable interest rates with an initial interest rate of 3%. The agreement contains customary covenants and restrictions typical of these agreements.
August 19, 2014
06:20 EDTBACBofA COO transfers, senior manager assumes role, Bloomberg says
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August 18, 2014
06:47 EDTBACU.S. banks consider Ireland fitting spot for EU divisions, FT says
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August 15, 2014
10:07 EDTBACBank of America reports July default rate 3.01% vs. 3.24% last month
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August 14, 2014
08:28 EDTBACBofA, DOJ still in talks over $17B settlement, NY Post says
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August 12, 2014
09:35 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GOOG C TSL EXAS BAC DNDN JNJ TSLA
07:48 EDTBACBanks posted second-highest profit in 23 years in second quarter, WSJ says
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August 8, 2014
09:37 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
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07:18 EDTBACRegulators direct banks to steer mortgage aid to hard-hit areas, FT says
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August 7, 2014
08:23 EDTBACL.A. suit against JPMorgan over mortgage lending dismissed, Reuters reports
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August 6, 2014
17:35 EDTBACBank of America near $16B-$17B settlement with DoJ over mortgages, WSJ says
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15:59 EDTBACBank of America near $16B-$17B settlement with DOJ over mortgages, DJ says
12:12 EDTBACOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:15 EDTBACBank of America increases quarterly dividend to 5c per share
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08:20 EDTBACFed, FDIC tell big banks to revise 'living will' plans
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07:58 EDTBACBank of America July volatility flat on tight three-month price range
Bank of America August call option implied volatility is at 24, September is at 26 and January is at 25; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional near term price movement.
06:23 EDTBACSecurities Industry & Financial Markets Association to hold a seminar
Compliance & Legal Society Regional Seminar to be held in San Francisco on August 6.
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