New User:

-or-
Username:
Password:
Forgot your password?

Stock Market & Financial Investment News

News Breaks
June 19, 2014
06:23 EDTBLK, DB, USB, WFC, C, HSBC, BKBlackrock, Pimco suing several banks for trustee roles, WSJ says
Investors led by Blackrock (BLK) and Pacific Investment Management Co. are suing units of Deutsche Bank (DB) and U.S. Bancorp (USB) for their roles as trustees overseeing bonds on behalf of investors who bought securities, reports the Wall Street Journal. The group also filed lawsuits against Wells Fargo (WFC), Citigroup (C), HSBC (HSBC) and BNY Mellon (BK) over their roles for overseeing more than 2,000 bonds between 2004 and 2008. According to a person familiar with the litigation, the investors are seeking damages for losses that have surpassed $250B. Reference Link
News For BLK;DB;USB;WFC;C;HSBC;BK From The Last 14 Days
Check below for free stories on BLK;DB;USB;WFC;C;HSBC;BK the last two weeks.
Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | all recent news | >>
July 10, 2014
15:49 EDTWFCWells Fargo July weekly 52 straddle priced for 2% move into Q2
15:13 EDTWFCNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Subscribe for More Information
13:24 EDTWFCEarnings Preview: Analysts divided on Wells Fargo ahead of results
Wells Fargo (WFC) is scheduled to report second quarter earnings before the open on Friday, July 11 with a conference call scheduled for 10:00 am ET. Wells Fargo is a bank holding company. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.01 on revenue of $20.82B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 93c-$1.06 on revenue of $20.34B-$22.74B. LAST QUARTER: Wells reported stronger than expected first quarter results, as its net chargeooffs tumbled $594M year-over-year and its nonperforming assets sank 18% year-over-year. However, the bank’s revenue did decline to $20.6B, from $21.3B during the same period a year earlier. On May 20, Wells said that it was targeting a net payout ratio of 55%-75%. The bank defined net payout as dividend and share repurchases less issuances. The bank added that it would target return on equity of 12%-15%. Wells said it was "well-positioned for rising rates," and indicated that its competition was intensifying. On June 6, The New York Times reported that Wall Street's largest banks this year significantly cut the number of bonds they held, leaving them with a negative position in bonds in March, as they expected bond prices to drop, Since bond prices rose, a number of the large banks have said that their earnings would be hurt by this trade, the newspaper stated. STREET RESEARCH: In a note to investors on July 7, FBR Capital named Wells as one of its favorite names in the banking space. Wells is one of the banks that’s benefiting from above average loan growth while taking market share from its peers, according to the firm. Wells also has above-average growth prospects, high-quality earnings streams, and solid underlying fundamentals, FBR Capital stated. Conversely, Barron’s warned on June 30 that Wells’ stock looked pricey at $52.46. According to Barron’s, Macquarie predicted that the bank’s EPS growth was set to slow, while the stock rose more than it should have in the first half of 2014. Macquarie, which downgraded Wells to Underperform from Neutral on June 30, said that the bank’s core earnings had declined in the past four quarters, added Barron’s. Banks’ results remain challenging, as net interest income, fee revenues and core pre-provision earnings are all essentially unchanged since 2011, Oppenheimer wrote in a note to investors on July 7. Meanwhile, chargeoffs have likely hit bottom, the firm stated. But on a positive note, consumer lending is finally increasing and banks’ current expansion cycle likely has a few years to go, Oppenheimer believes. However, the firm kept a Perform rating on Wells Fargo. PRICE ACTION: Wells Fargo’s stock is up more than 14% this year and is not far from its 52-week high of $53.08.
07:08 EDTHSBC, DBECB keeps tight grip on banks with health check results, Reuters says
The European Central Bank is targeting to keep a tight grip banks in the final phase of a balance sheet health check in October, giving them only 48 hours to review the test results before publishing them, according to Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter. The assessment will look into banks’ balance sheets and measure their ability to handle shock and stress. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
06:28 EDTWFCOptions expected to be active
Options expected to be active: LL PBPB VNO FDO WFC COST ZUMZ UAL BA
06:20 EDTCCalifornia, New York among states to share in Citigroup settlement, LA Times say
Subscribe for More Information
July 9, 2014
13:14 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp July volatility flat into Q2 and outlook
Subscribe for More Information
10:02 EDTDBOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Subscribe for More Information
07:36 EDTWFCWells Fargo July weekly volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
Wells Fargo July weekly call option implied volatility is at 39, July is at 20, August is at 15, October is at 14; compared to its 26-week average of 16 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 11.
06:51 EDTCBofA also in talks with DOJ to settle civil probes over mortgage unit, WSJ says
In addition to the talks with Citigroup (C), the Department of Justice has also has been in talks with Bank of America (BAC) to resolve civil probes over its mortgage business, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
06:37 EDTCCitigroup close to settling mortgage probe for $7B, NY Times reports
Citigroup is nearing a deal with the Justice Department, under which the bank would pay about $7B to settle a civil probe of mortgage investments it sold, according to The New York Times. Dow Jones yesterday reported that Citigroup would pay about $4B to settle the probe. Reference Link
05:48 EDTDBDeutsche Bank upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded JPMorgan to Overweight citing a favorable risk/reward following the bank's capital increase.
July 8, 2014
16:56 EDTCCitigroup near $4B settlement with U.S. over mortgage probe, CNBC says
Subscribe for More Information
16:33 EDTCCitigroup near multi-billion settlement with U.S. over mortgage probe, DJ says
Subscribe for More Information
12:58 EDTBLKBlackRock poaches JPMorgan Asset Management's Chris Jones, Reuters reports
BlackRock (BLK) has hired Chris Jones, an adviser from JPMorgan Asset Management (JPM), Reuters reports. Jones will serve as co-head of BlackRock's Global Fundamental Equity. Reference Link
09:33 EDTDBJeffrey Mayer said to leave Deutsche Bank for Cerberus, Bloomberg reports
Deutsche Bank's head of corporate banking and securities for North America, Jeffrey Mayer, is reportedly leaving the bank for Cerberus Capital Management, Bloomberg reports, citing two sources. A Deutsche Bank spokesperson says Mayer is still currently employed by the bank. Reference Link
07:49 EDTHSBC, DBEU banks on pace to shed record EUR100B on unwanted loans, FT says
Subscribe for More Information
07:45 EDTCCitigroup July volatility flat into Q2 and outlook
Citigroup July call option implied volatility is at 24, August, September and December is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 14.
06:35 EDTDBCommerzbank expected to pay at least $500M in settlement, NY Times says
Subscribe for More Information
06:08 EDTCCitigroup assumed with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
Subscribe for More Information
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | all recent news | >>

Sign up for a free trial to see the rest of the stories you've been missing.

I agree to the theflyonthewall.com disclaimer & terms of use