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News For BLK;MET;FCY;AEG;MTG;JPM;MS;BBT;BAC;FRE;FNM From The Last 14 Days
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November 12, 2014
07:28 EDTMS, JPM, BACBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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07:04 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire Susquehanna Bancshares for approximately $2.5B
BB&T (BBT) and Susquehanna (SUSQ) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which BB&T will acquire Susquehanna in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration valued at approximately $2.5B.In connection with the acquisition, BB&T plans to establish three new banking regions encompassing certain markets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. BB&T also plans to integrate its Baltimore region with Susquehanna's. These four regions are expected to be led by legacy Susquehanna executives. Under the terms of the agreement, which was approved by the boards of each company, shareholders of Susquehanna will receive as merger consideration 0.253 shares of BB&T common stock and $4.05 in cash for each share of Susquehanna common stock. The merger consideration is valued at $13.50 per share based on the average closing price of BB&T over the 45 trading days ending on November 10, 2014. BB&T expects to incur pre-tax merger and integration costs of approximately $250M and expects to achieve annual cost savings of approximately $160M. BB&T expects this acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in the first full year excluding one-time charges and expects the transaction to exceed its IRR hurdle. This acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals and approval of Susquehanna shareholders.
07:02 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire Susquehanna Bancshares for approximately $2.5B
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07:02 EDTJPMJPMorgan makes changes in response to foreign exchange probe, Reuters says
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06:50 EDTBLKBlackRock to reorganize sales force, Reuters reports
BlackRock is dividing its sales force into two groups: wirehouses and independent broker dealers, starting in January, according to Reuters, which cited a memo it obtained. The company also hired Lee Beck, a former managing director with J.P. Morgan Funds, to oversee sales to wirehouses, the news service stated. Reference Link
06:12 EDTJPMCFTC fines five banks $1.4B for manipulation of FX benchmark rates
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06:05 EDTJPMFCA fines five banks $1.7B over FX trading operations
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06:04 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Bernstein
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November 11, 2014
14:30 EDTJPMBanks to be hit with billions in fines for currency manipulation, Telegraph says
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11:56 EDTBACAmerican Commercial weighs sale with value of over $1B, Financial Times says
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10:00 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:59 EDTBACBank of America's head of FICC trading to retire by year-end, WSJ reports
Bank of America's head of global fixed income, currencies and commodities trading trading, David Sobotka, will retire by year-end, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an internal memo sent to employees. Sobotka is planning to take some time off before deciding on his next steps. Sources say BofA will name Sobotka's replacement by the end of the year. Reference Link
06:39 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded on valuation at Keefe Bruyette
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05:47 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette downgraded JPMorgan to Market Perform with a $64 price target.
November 10, 2014
15:17 EDTJPMCFPB may require added disclosures on prepaid cards, WSJ says
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to propose new rules later this week that will require more disclosure for prepaid debit cards and cracking down on allowing consumers to spend more money on the cards than they have, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The rules come as traditional financial institutions, such as JPMorgan (JPM) and American Express (AXP) have moved into the business and the industryís biggest players donít allow overdrafts so it is unclear whether the new rules will dent industry profits, the report said. Green Dot (GDOT) also does not permit overdrafts and Visa (V) recently excluded overdraft abilities in guidelines for its prepaid cards, the report added. Reference Link
07:44 EDTMETMetLife could challenge SIFI designation, WSJ reports
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07:08 EDTBLK, METCredit Suisse to hold a conference
2014 Boston Financials 1:1 Conference to be held in Boston on November 10-11.
07:02 EDTMTGMGIC Investment reports October primary new insurance written $3.3B
Reports beginning primary delinquent inventory of 83,154 loans and ending primary delinquent inventory of 82.,369 loans.
06:53 EDTBACBank of America, U.S. Bancorp settle bond trustee class action, Reuters says
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06:46 EDTMS, BAC, JPMRegulators set new capital buffer rule for banks, Reuters reports
Global banks should have buffers of bonds or equity worth 16%-20% of their risk-weighted assets, beginning in January 2019, The Financial Stability Board decided, according to Reuters. The board said the buffer would prevent the need for government bailouts, the news service explained. Publicly traded global banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) Wells Fargo (WFC), Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
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