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News For GS;JPM;USB;MS;BAC;WFC;C From The Last 14 Days
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July 15, 2015
07:51 EDTJPMJPMorgan weakness would be buying opportunity, says Baird
Baird said they would use any weakness in JPMorgan as a buying opportunity and raised its price target on the shares to $75 from $70. The firm cited what they view as the bank's "solid" capital build and reasonable valuation and reiterated its Outperform rating on JPMorgan shares.
07:45 EDTJPM, JPMJPMorgan price target raised to $78 from $68 at CLSA
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07:42 EDTJPM, MS, GSCommodity Futures Trading Commission to hold a public roundtable
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07:19 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp CEO says 'well positioned' to create value for shareholders
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07:18 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q2 provision for credit losses $281M
Reports decline in net charge-offs of 15.2 percent on a year-over-year basis. Net charge-offs increased modestly -- 6.1% -- over the previous quarter as a result of lower recoveries. Provision for credit losses was $15 million less than net charge-offs in the current quarter. Return on average assets of 1.46 percent and average common equity of 14.3 percent. Reports Growth in average total loans of 4.0 percent over the second quarter of 2014 and 0.7 percent on a linked quarter basis. Ratios at June 30, 2015, were: Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach of 9.2 percent and for the Basel III fully implemented advanced approaches of 12.4 percent Basel III transitional standardized approach: Common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 9.5 percent; Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.0 percent; Total risk-based capital ratio of 13.1 percent.
07:16 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q2 EPS 80c, consensus 80c
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07:15 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q2 EPS 80c, consensus 80c
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07:07 EDTBACBank of America says issued 1.3M new consumer credit cards in Q2
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07:06 EDTBACBank of America CEO says benefited from improvement in U.S. economy
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07:05 EDTBACBank of America reports Book Value per Share $21.91 at June 30
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07:04 EDTBACBank of America reports Q2 provision for credit losses $780M
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07:02 EDTBACBank of America reports Q2 revenue net of interest expense $22.3B on FTE basis
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07:01 EDTBACBank of America reports Q2 EPS 45c, consensus 36c
Reports Q2 revenue $21.12B, consensus $21.32B.
07:01 EDTBACBank of America reports Q2 EPS 45c, consensus 36c
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06:17 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports June net credit losses 2.34% vs. 2.59% last month
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July 14, 2015
18:52 EDTWFCWells Fargo CFO eyes additional GE Capital assets, Reuters says
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16:24 EDTJPM, WFCOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
Stocks on Wall Street opened in relatively quiet fashion following the market's last three days of gains. With headwinds such as the Greek debt crisis and the Iran nuclear deal out of the way for the time being, investors are able to turn their attention more fully to the earnings season. Reports from JPMorgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) were mostly in-line with expectations, if not better than hoped, in several dimensions. The averages began to drift higher, with the Dow surpassing the 18,000 level again and the Nasdaq rising back above 5,100. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.3% in June, versus the consensus forecast for growth of 0.3%. If autos and gas are removed from the data, the core reading slipped 0.2%, versus expectations for it to be up 0.4%. The import price index fell 0.1% last month, versus expectations for it to be up 0.1%. Business inventories grew 0.3% in May, matching the consensus expectation. In Europe, BOE Governor Mark Carney told U.K. officials that “the point at which interest rates may begin to rise is moving closer.” Additionally, Iran reached a deal on restrictions and inspections intended to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions by six world powers. The agreement still faces a political fight in the U.S. before taking effect, but President Barack Obama has vowed to veto any congressional effort to block its implementation. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Twitter (TWTR) spiked as high as $38.82 late this morning after a questionable takeover report was published on a website that mimicked, but had a different web address, than Bloomberg News. A Bloomberg spokesman said soon afterward that the Twitter takeover story being attributed to the news service was a fake, while a Twitter spokesperson also denied the report of an alleged deal. Twitter, which has been the frequent subject of takeover speculation, closed up 93c, or 2.6%, at $36.71. The Securities and Exchange Commission will need to add this latest apparent hoax to the list of others it is investigating, including a filing made two months ago by "PTG Capital Partners" purporting to outline its offer to acquire Avon Products (AVP)... JPMorgan (JPM) reported quarterly earnings before the open, beating on both the top and bottom line. Banking peer Wells Fargo (WFC) also reported its results this morning, with earnings in-line with consensus estimates and revenue somewhat below expectations. Shares of both banks rose about 1% following their reports. Dow member Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) slipped about 0.5% to $99.78 despite reporting better than expected earnings, posting revenue that was in-line with expectations and raising its fiscal year adjusted profit forecast. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Micron (MU), which rose $2.00, or 11.36%, to $19.61 following a Wall Street Journal report last night that claims China's Tsinghua offered to acquire the company for $23B, or $21 per share. Also higher were shares of WPX Energy (WPX), which advanced 71c, or 6.38%, to $11.83 after announcing an agreement to buy RKI Exploration & Production for $2.35B plus the assumption of $400M in debt. Among the noteworthy losers was Vince Holding (VNCE), which fell $2.24, or 18.73%, to $9.72 after announcing last night that its CEO Jill Granoff has resigned. In the wake of that news, William Blair downgraded the stock today to Market Perform from Outperform. Also lower was Spirit Airlines (SAVE), which dropped $4.73, or 7.44%, to $58.81 after cutting both quarterly and yearly guidance last night, which was followed by a downgrade of the stock at Citi this morning. INDEXES: The Dow advanced 75.90, or 0.42%, to 18,053.58, the Nasdaq rose 33.38, or 0.66%, to 5,104.89, and the S&P 500 gained 9.35, or 0.45%, to 2,108.95.
16:01 EDTBAC, JPMOptions Update; July 14, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 15c to 17.76 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC T AMZN BABA INTC JPM LVS AAL CHK MSFT NFLX TSLA TWTR MPC
15:03 EDTBACBank of America July 17 straddle priced for 2.5% movement into Q2
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15:01 EDTBAC, USBNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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