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January 16, 2013
14:08 EDTCEarnings Preview: Citigroup to report results after naming new CEO
Citigroup (C) is scheduled to report Q4 earnings before the open on Thursday, January 17, with a conference call scheduled for 11:00 am ET. Citigroup is a bank that provides a wide array of financial services. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 96c on revenue of $18.82B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 84c-$1.09 on revenue of $16.49B-$19.57B. LAST QUARTER: Citigroup reported Q3 EPS of $1.06 -- excluding certain items related to the valuation of derivatives -- against estimates for 96c, on revenue of $19.41B against estimates for $18.35B. Last quarter the bank's fixed income jumped 63% year-over-year, but its global consumer banking revenue increased just 2% and its overall securities and banking revenue fell 29% Citigroup stated that it was managing its risks "very carefully," and predicted that its net interest margin would remain pressured in the fourth quarter, but added that it expected to benefit from strong mortgage refinancing trends in the fourth quarter. In November former Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit resigned after reportedly clashing with the bank's board over management issues. The board selected Michael Corbal, who was serving as Citigroupís CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa, to replace Pandit. The bank on December 5 announced that it would cut 11,000 positions and on January 7 named two co-presidents, Jamie Forese and Manuel Medina-Mora. Forese is heading the bank's institutional businesses, while Medina-Mora is overseeing its Global Consumer Banking and its franchise in Mexico. Also on January 7 Citigroup estimated that it would take a pretax charge of $305M to settle charges of mortgage foreclosure improprieties. STREET RESEARCH: Several research firms have issued optimistic notes about Citigroup in recent weeks. On January 7 Wells Fargo added Citigroup to its Priority Stock List. Wells upgraded the stock because of what it sees as the bank's diversified fee revenue streams,ability to realize operating leverage gains, improving capital return, and ability to obtain above average returns from a late stage credit recovery. RBC Capital on January 9 increased its price target on Citigroup to $48 from $44. Although RBC lowered its estimates for the bank to reflect lower expected capital markets revenue from fixed income trading, the firm expects the stock to be supported by cost cutting and the continuing recovery of the U.S. economy. It maintained an Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Citigroup's stock has risen over 14% to above $42, after reaching a trough of ~$34 in early December.
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December 9, 2014
14:57 EDTCFed to propose rulemaking on risk-based capital surcharges for GSIB banks
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14:42 EDTCFed sees setting capital surcharge up to 4.5% for big U.S. banks, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites surcharge estimates in Federal Reserve staff memo. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
11:08 EDTCCitigroup falls, levels to watch
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10:51 EDTCCitigroup sees incurring legal, related charges of approx. $2.7B in Q4
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10:39 EDTCCitigroup expects to see heightened periods of volatility
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10:27 EDTCCitigroup CEO says big things that remain are ForEx, Libor and AMC and process
10:27 EDTCCitigroup says leverage ratio is not binding constraint for company
10:13 EDTCCitigroup CEO sees $2.7B charges in Q4 to address legal reserve charges
CEO Michael Corbat said that after taking the charges in Q4, the company will be "marginally profitable." Comments taken from Goldman Sachs Financial Services conference.
10:10 EDTCCitigroup to take $3.5B in additional charges in Q4, CNBC reports
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09:38 EDTCActive equity options trading
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08:24 EDTCCitigroup to sell Japanese consumer unit to Sumitomo Mitsui, Bloomberg says
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05:59 EDTCCitigroup appointed successor depositary bank for Deutsche Post ADR program
Citi (C), acting through Citibank N.A., has been appointed by Deutsche Post AG (DPSGY) as successor depositary bank for its Level 1 American Depositary Receipt, or ADR, program. Deutsche Post DHLís ADR program trades in the U.S. over the counter market, with each ordinary share equivalent to 1 ADR.
December 8, 2014
16:55 EDTCLone Star joins Springleaf as bidder for Citigroup OneMain unit, Bloomberg says
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16:00 EDTCOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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15:40 EDTCLone Star joins Springleaf as bidder for Citigroup OneMain unit, Bloomberg says
06:35 EDTCValue of Wall Street's M&A bankers has risen, NY Times says
The value of Wall Street's bankers who advise large companies seems to be increasing, while traders are becoming less valuable, according to The New York Times. Bankers who work on M&A deals are expecting their bonuses to increase, while traders anticipate that their compensation will drop, the newspaper added. Furthermore, banks seem to be going the extra mile to hire top notch bankers, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:21 EDTCDeadline for Petsmart bidders extended as lenders put on leash, NY Post reports
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December 5, 2014
18:19 EDTCCitigroup's Japanese credit card business sought by three buyers, Nikkei says
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11:23 EDTCOption volume leaders
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09:36 EDTCActive equity options trading
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