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April 16, 2014
07:07 EDTBACBank of America says Q1 earnings hurt by resolving more mortgage issues
The results for Q1 include $6.0B in litigation expense related to the previously announced settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and additional reserves primarily for previously disclosed legacy mortgage-related matters. Bank of America reached a settlement with FGIC, as well as separate settlements with The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee, for certain second-lien residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts for which FGIC provided financial guarantee insurance. The agreements resolve all outstanding litigation between FGIC and the company, as well as outstanding and potential claims by FGIC and the trustee related to alleged representations and warranties breaches and other claims involving second-lien RMBS trusts for which FGIC provided financial guarantee insurance. Seven of the trust settlements have already been completed, and the two remaining trust settlements are subject to additional investor approvals in a process that is expected to be completed within the next 45 days. Bank of America has already made payments totaling approximately $900M under the settlement with FGIC and the completed trust settlements and will pay an additional $50M if the remaining two trust settlements are completed. The costs of the FGIC and trust settlements are covered by previously established reserves. With this settlement, Bank of America has resolved disputes with four monolines. "The cost of resolving more of our mortgage issues hurt our earnings this quarter,” said CEO Brian Moynihan. “But the earnings power of our business and customer strategy generated solid results and we continued to return excess capital to our shareholders."
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January 30, 2015
09:35 EDTBACActive equity options trading
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January 29, 2015
08:38 EDTBACAmeris Bancorp announces private placement of common stock
Ameris Bancorp (ABCB)announced the sale of shares of the company's common stock at a price of $22.50 per share to institutional accredited investors through a private placement. The company has received commitments for the sale of up to 5,320,000 shares and is in the process of closing the issuance, which is expected to be completed by January 30. The company expects to receive net proceeds from the private placement of approximately $114.5M, which it intends to use, in part, to fund the cash consideration for its recently announced acquisitions of Merchants & Southern Banks of Florida, Inc. and eighteen Bank of America (BAC) branches located in North Florida and South Georgia.
January 28, 2015
16:56 EDTBACFederal judge says FOREX manipulation case to proceed, Reuters reports
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January 26, 2015
12:49 EDTBACFederal Reserve discloses plan to improve U.S. payment system, WSJ reports
The Federal Reserve released a plan that would improve the U.S. payment system, saying the current outlook, which covers banking, checking, credit cards and online transactions is fragmented and outdated with respect to new technologies that may harm consumers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Federal Reserve invited banks, credit card companies and payment processors to coordinate efforts. 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
January 23, 2015
07:23 EDTBACBass does not expect large U.S. banks to break up
Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), JPMorgan (JPM), and Wells Fargo (WFC). Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital continues speaking on CNBC.
06:42 EDTBACU.S. banks preparing for prolonged low bond yields, Reuters says
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January 22, 2015
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; January 22, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 2.13 to 31.32 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB FXCM AVP BAC according to Track Data.
January 20, 2015
09:38 EDTBACActive equity options trading
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08:54 EDTBACBank of America upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Goldman added Bank of America to the Conviction Buy List with an $18 price target following recent underperformance. The firm continues to believe shares to will be driven by better than expected top-line growth, accelerated capital returns, and a business shift towards less capital intensive earnings streams.
07:28 EDTBACTreasury Institute for Higher Education to hold a symposium
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