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July 25, 2014
11:20 EDTMSPhilips selects Morgan Stanley for lighting unit stake sale, Reuters says
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July 24, 2014
16:38 EDTGSJames Schiro retires from the board of Goldman Sachs due to health reasons
The board of The Goldman Sachs Group announced that James Schiro, lead director and chair of the boardís corporate governance, nominating and public responsibilities committee, has retired from the board in order to undergo treatment after a diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
11:08 EDTMSMorgan Stanley to pay $275M in RMBS settlement with SEC
The SEC said it charged three Morgan Stanley entities with "misleading investors in a pair of residential mortgage-backed securities securitizations that the firms underwrote, sponsored, and issued." Morgan Stanley agreed to settle the charges by paying $275M to be returned to harmed investors, the agency said. Reference Link
07:00 EDTJPMJudge dismisses JPMorgan case regarding Madoff scheme, Reuters says
U.S. Federal Judge Paul Crotty made a ruling that dismissed a shareholder's case which claimed JPMorgan board members knew about Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme and didn't acknowledge red flags motioning towards fraud, according to Reuters, citing the lawsuit. Reference Link
06:03 EDTMSMorgan Stanley implied volatility of 18 at lower end of index mean range
July 22, 2014
19:34 EDTJPMJPMorgan in advanced talks to sell half its stake in buyout arm, WSJ says
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07:30 EDTJPMJPMorgan creating new multi-class electronic-trading group, WSJ says
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06:34 EDTGSGoldman, others close to $2B Huarong agreement, Reuters says
Goldman Sachs and other private equity firms such as Warburg Pincus, Khazanah Nasional, CITIC Group, China International Capital, Fosun Group and COFCO are nearing an agreement to purchase up to a 20% stake in China Huarong Asset Management for approximately $2B, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
July 21, 2014
16:40 EDTMSFifth Third Bancorp in share repurchase pact with Morgan Stanley
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10:02 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:38 EDTJPMActive equity options trading on open
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08:41 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
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07:50 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital
07:29 EDTMS, JPMAIG settlement with BofA takes crisis claw back total up to $2B, FT says
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07:12 EDTJPMCFA Institute to hold a seminar
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06:47 EDTGSGoldman signs preliminary agreement with Socar unit, Reuters says
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July 18, 2014
16:47 EDTJPM, GSMarket ends week higher as earnings, M&A offset geopolitical tensions
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13:02 EDTGS, JPMGoldman, JPMorgan ready with $25B bridge loan for Time Warner takeover by Fox
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10:42 EDTMSMorgan Stanley expands commodities trading, financing units, Reuters says
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08:18 EDTMSMorgan Stanley results encouraging, says JMP Securities
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06:21 EDTGSCTW Investment asks SEC to probe Walgreen's meetings, NY Post says
CTW Investment Group has asked the SEC to investigate private meetings that top Walgreen (WAG) executives held with investors to reincorporate overseas for tax reasons, reports the New york Post. The pension advisor is raising questions about whether Walgreen's meetings with Goldman Sachs (GS), Jana Partners, Och-Ziff and Corvex broke fair disclosure rules. Reference Link
July 17, 2014
16:22 EDTJPMJPMorgan awards CEO Dimon 2M crisis-era stock options
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11:00 EDTMSMorgan Stanley says financial advisors growing mortgages despite weak demand
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10:48 EDTMSMorgan Stanley says not likely industry ROE stays below 10%
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10:27 EDTMSMorgan Stanley sees M&A remaining "vibrant"
Says that although June was stronger than first two months of quarter, too early to determine conditions for balance of year. Says M&A volumes remain strong, financing markets remain "receptive," seeing an increase in activity in Europe.
10:20 EDTMSMorgan Stanley says continuing to work toward close fo Rosneft deal
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10:06 EDTMSMorgan Stanley rises after earnings, heading for resistance
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09:15 EDTMSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Dresser-Rand (DRC), up 15.5% after Manager Magazin says Siemens (SIEGY) preparing bid for the company. Other oil equipment companies with a market cap similar to Dresser-Rand's include Dril-Quip (DRQ) and Oil States (OIS)... Microsoft (MSFT), up 3.4% after announcing restructuring, including plans to cut up to 18K jobs. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Morgan Stanley (MS) up 1.5%... Sherwin-Williams (SHW), up 3%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Mattel (MAT), down 7.3%... Sandisk (SNDK), down 7%... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 2.5%. LOWER: Orbitz (OWW), down 3% after results, 34M share spot secondary offering of stock priced at $8.25... Benefitfocus (BNFT), down 1% after 2.5M share Secondary priced at $38.50.
08:47 EDTGSAdvanced Emissions provides operations update
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07:21 EDTMSMorgan Stanley says #2 in announced M&A, #3 in IPOs
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07:19 EDTMSMorgan Stanley says results included net discrete tax benefit of 31c per share
07:19 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports Q2 EPS 60c ex-DVA, tax benefit, consensus 55c
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07:18 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports Q2 Institutional Securities revenue $4.2B
Institutional Securities net revenues for the current quarter were $4.2B compared with $4.4B a year ago. DVA resulted in positive revenue of $87M in the current quarter compared with $175M a year ago. Excluding DVA, net revenues for the current quarter of $4.2B were relatively unchanged from a year ago. Wealth Management net revenues for the current quarter were $3.7B compared with $3.5B a year ago. Investment Management net revenues of $692M increased from $673M in the prior year. Results reflect higher gains on investments in Merchant Banking and higher results in Traditional Asset Management, partly offset by lower revenues in the Real Estate Investing business driven by the deconsolidation of certain legal entities associated with a real estate fund sponsored by the Firm.
07:18 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio approx. 15.2% at June 30
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07:17 EDTMSMorgan Stanley reports Q2 EPS 94c, consensus 55c
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06:38 EDTMSStudy says UBS largest private bank with assets near $2T, Reuters says
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06:00 EDTGSGoldman Sachs implied volatility of 15 at lower end of index mean range
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July 16, 2014
15:02 EDTMSMorgan Stanley July 32.5 straddle priced for 3.3% move into Q2
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14:57 EDTMSEarnings Preview: Morgan Stanley to report amid optimism on Wealth Management
Morgan Stanley (MS) is scheduled to report second quarter earnings before the open on Thursday, July 17 with a conference call scheduled for 10:00 am ET. Morgan Stanley is a bank holding company. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 55c on revenue of $8.2B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 52c-64c on revenue of $7.58B-$8.65B. Morgan Stanley (MS) reported stronger than expected first quarter results, as the company's revenue rose to $8.9B from $8.2B. The company's wealth management unit generated pre-tax income of $691M, versus $597M in the same period a year earlier. Morgan Stanley's investment management unit saw its pre-tax income from continuing operations rise to $263M from $187M, while the pre-tax income of its institutional Securities division rose $1.4B, up from $799M. Morgan Stanley's wealth management business will continue growing and the business' return on equity will eventually be well over 10%, said the company's CEO, Tom Gorman last month, according to The New York Times. But declines in the bank's fixed income revenues may make it harder for its securities businesses to exceed a 10% return on equity, and the firm has significantly reduced its trading operations, the newspaper quoted the CEO as saying. PEERS: On July 15, Goldman Sachs reported stronger than expected results, as the bank's investment banking unit saw its net revenue rise 15% year-over-year, while the net revenues generated by its Institutional Client Services unit dropped 11%. But Goldman's investing and lending unit saw its net revenues surge 46% year-over-year. Citigroup (C), on July 14, reported higher than expected Q2 EPS excluding certain items but lower than expected revenue. Revenue from Citi's Institutional Client Group dropped 11%, as revenue from fixed income and equity markets fell. STREET RESEARCH: On July 10, research firm Bernstein recommended Morgan Stanley's stock due to its exposure to high margin investment banking. Bernstein also liked Morgan Stanley because of its exposure to wealth management. PRICE ACTION: Morgan Stanley is up almost 9% over the last three months and it has surged over 23% in the last twelve months.
08:25 EDTJPMCNBC / Institutional Investor to host a conference
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07:26 EDTJPMJPMorgan retreats from mortgage lending on foreclosure concerns, Reuters says
JPMorgan is retreating from making home loans to less creditworthy borrowers after losing confidence in its ability to recover much money from home foreclosures, even with government assurance, according to Reuters, citing comments from the CEO of JPMorgan's residential mortgage banking business Kevin Watters. Reference Link
July 15, 2014
17:59 EDTGSGoldman Sachs looks undervalued, Barron's says
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16:40 EDTGS, JPMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:21 EDTJPM, GSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday despite better than expected quarterly reports from two of the nation's largest financial institutions. Stock futures improved during the pre-market trading session, leading to a higher open for the broader market, following better than expected earnings reports from JP Morgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS). The earnings news also came alongside another huge M&A deal, as tobacco giants Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard (LO) confirmed plans to merge. However, the major averages weakened throughout the morning and fell into negative ground against the backdrop of Fed Chair Janet Yellen giving testimony on Capital Hill. In the Board of Governors' Monetary Policy Report, the central bank said valuation metrics in "some sectors" appear substantially stretched, "particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries." ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., retail sales increased 0.2% in June compared to the month prior, making for the weakest reading since January and missing the consensus forecast for an increase of 0.6%. The Empire State manufacturing index climbed to a four-year high of 25.6 in July, beating expectations for a reading of 16.5. Import prices rose 0.1% in June, with export prices slipping 0.4%. Business inventories grew 0.5% in May, which was just below the 0.6% consensus growth expectation. In Europe, Germany's ZEW survey missed expectations, as both its Current Situation and Expectations reading were lower than forecast. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of JPMorgan advanced nearly 4% after the bank reported a profit of $1.46 a share, which included a legal expense of 13c a share, beating analysts' consensus forecast of $1.29. The earnings report comes after CEO Jamie Dimon recently disclosed that he has throat cancer. During the company's conference call, Dimon said he was "feeling great," that doctors had found no evidence of cancer anywhere except in the location where it had originally been detected, and that his prognosis for recovery is "excellent"... Also in the large-cap bank sector, Goldman Sachs' headline earnings and revenue similarly beat expectations. The firm, which said it ranks first in worldwide announced and completed mergers and acquisitions for the year-to-date, advanced about 1% following its report... Along with JPMorgan in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported quarterly sales and profits that beat expectations and the healthcare conglomerate raised its fiscal year EPS view to $5.85-$5.92 from $5.75-$5.85. However, its increased outlook range still fell short of the $5.90 per share consensus forecast that analysts had prior to its report... Reynolds American confirmed news that has been speculated for many weeks, announcing that it will acquire peer Lorillard in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at $68.88 per Lorillard share, or a total of $27.4B, including the assumption of net debt. Shares of both fell afterward, with Lorillard down 8% to trade near $61.75 at midday and Reynolds slipping 5%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was small-cap pharma biotechnology research company Codexis (CDXS), which surged nearly 50% after announcing a collaboration and license agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Among the noteworthy losers was Aaron's (AAN), which is engaged in the lease ownership and retail sale of a variety of consumer products. Its stock fell over 6% after the company lowered its second quarter outlook, citing lower than expected performance of its core business as the reason for the revision. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 33.45, or 0.2%, to 17,021.97, the Nasdaq was down 40.48, or 0.91%, to 4,399.94, and the S&P 500 was down 9.24, or 0.47%, to 1,967.86.
11:53 EDTGSGoldman Sachs says Fed's tapering executed 'quite well'
Says Fed's tapering has been a success.
11:26 EDTGSGoldman Sachs doesn't see more significant asset reductions related to review
Doesn't see any more significant asset reductions related to its balance sheet review. Regarding its tax rate, CFO Schwartz says "We're a high taxpayer." Sees headcount increasing by year-end. Says hiring in asset management, cutting staff in fixed income trading.
11:06 EDTGSGoldman Sachs CFO says will consider accretive acquisitions
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10:50 EDTGSGoldman Sachs says asset reductions had 'de minimis' impact on franchise
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10:47 EDTGSGoldman Sachs says undertook 'comprehensive analysis' of balance sheet during Q2
Reports "mixed" operating environment in Q2. Says equity volatility at historically low levels. Says VAR drop driven by volatility, risk positions. Says currency trading was higher in Q2 than Q1, mortgages were flat, credit declined. CFO Harvey Schwartz says company undertook comprehensive review of balance sheet during the quarter. Comments made on the Q2 earnings conference call.
10:37 EDTJPMOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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09:47 EDTJPMJPMorgan rallies after earnings, levels to watch
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09:38 EDTJPMActive equity options trading on open
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09:37 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Portales
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09:25 EDTJPMJPMorgan continues to see share buyback as back-end loaded
JPMorgan CFO says company does not give specific guidance on share repurchases, but that the bank has capacity to do share buybacks in the second half of the year.
09:21 EDTGS, JPMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:44 EDTJPMJPMorgan CFO says mortgage production environment remains challenging
JPMorgan CFO Marianne Lake speaking on earnings conference call.
08:41 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports firm NIM down 1 bp, core NIM down 2 bps
JPMorgan reports Q2 firm and core NIM down 1 bp and 2 bps sequentially, to 2.19% and 2.64%, respectively, primarily due to lower loan yields, partially offset by lower long-term debt yields.
08:34 EDTJPMJPMorgan CEO Dimon says feels great, prognosis excellent for condition
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08:30 EDTJPMJPMorgan sees current fixed income and equities environment to persist in Q3
In Fixed Income & Equities, JPMorgan expects the current environment to persist into Q3 with normal seasonal trends. In Securities Services, sees revenue to decrease by approximately $100M in Q3 from $1.14B in Q2, due to seasonality. In Treasury Services, expects revenue to be flat vs. Q2 at approximately $1B in Q3, primarily due to the impact of business simplification and lower trade finance balances and spreads. JPMorgan sees FY14 pretax margin and ROE to be lower than Q2, as the business continues to invest in both infrastructure and controls as well as select front office hiring, but is on track to deliver TTC targets for FY15. Guidance in slides for Q2 earnings conference call.
08:26 EDTJPMJPMorgan expects FY14 adjusted expense $58B+/-
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07:43 EDTGSGoldman Sachs says ranks first in M&A year-to-date
Goldman Sachs continued its leadership in investment banking, ranking first in worldwide announced and completed mergers and acquisitions for the year-to-date, the company said. The firm also ranked first in worldwide equity and equity-related offerings, common stock offerings and initial public offerings for the year-to-date.
07:41 EDTGSGoldman Sachs CEO says 'pleased' with results in context of operating conditions
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07:40 EDTGSGoldman Sachs reports Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 ratio 11.4% at June 30
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07:40 EDTGSGoldman Sachs reports book value, tangible book value both up 2%
Book value per common share and tangible book value per common share both increased approximately 2% during the quarter to $158.21 and $148.45, respectively. The firm continues to manage its liquidity and capital conservatively. The firmís global core excess liquidity was $170B as of June 30. In addition, the firmís Common Equity Tier 1 ratio was 11.4% as of June 30, under the Basel III Advanced approach. Total assets decreased $56B to $860B as of June 30, resulting from a firmwide initiative to reduce activities with lower returns, including certain client secured financing activities.
07:39 EDTGSGoldman Sachs reports Q2 Investment Banking revenues $1.78B
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07:38 EDTGSGoldman Sachs reports Q EPS $4.10, consensus $3.05
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07:23 EDTJPMFortune to hold a conference
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07:08 EDTJPMJPMorgan CEO says saw encouraging signs toward end of Q2
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07:06 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports Q2 Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 ratio 9.8%
Reports Common Equity Tier 1 of $161B, or ratio of 9.8%. Reports Firm Supplementary Leverage Ratio of 5.4%. Reports "core loans" up 8% compared with the prior year. Consumer & Community Banking: average Consumer & Business Banking deposits up 9%; credit card sales volume up 12%; record client investment assets up 19%; record Business Banking loan originations up 46% Corporate & Investment Bank: maintained #1 ranking for Global Investment Banking fees with 8.2% wallet share YTD; assets under custody up 14%. Commercial Banking: period-end loan balances up 9%, driven by 14% growth in Commercial Real Estate; gross investment banking revenue with Commercial Banking clients up 25%. Asset Management: twenty-first consecutive quarter of positive net long-term client flows; record client assets up 15%; record loan balances up 17%.
07:05 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports headcount down 8,871 to 245,192
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07:04 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports Q2 provision for credit losses $692M
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07:02 EDTJPMJPMorgan says Q2 results include $500M after-tax, or 13c, legal expense
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07:01 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.46, consensus $1.29
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06:19 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports June net charge losses 2.84% vs. 3.05% last month
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July 14, 2014
15:24 EDTGS, JPMNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:46 EDTGSGoldman Sachs technical notes ahead of earnings
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14:41 EDTGSGoldman Sachs July 167.5 straddle priced for 2.4% move into Q2
14:40 EDTJPMJPMorgan July 56.5 straddle priced for 2.2% move into Q2
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08:03 EDTGSGoldman Sachs volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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08:01 EDTJPMJP Morgan July volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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07:48 EDTGSQuantum computer company D-Wave may come public, FT says
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July 11, 2014
07:34 EDTMSMorgan Stanley July volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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07:20 EDTGS, JPM, MSBig banks seen losing reserve release cushion, Reuters says
Releasing loan-loss reserves has helped U.S. big banks weather a period of weak loan demand and lower fee income, but Q2 results from the banks may see less benefit from the practice as loss rates and reserves near their lower limits, said Reuters. 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). Reference Link
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