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May 14, 2014
08:46 EDTBAC, HBANHuntington Bancshares to purchase 13 Michigan branches from Bank of America
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) has agreed to purchase 13 Michigan branches from Bank of America (BAC), which follows a recent agreement between the companies for Huntington to purchase 11 other branches in the state. The agreement for the additional 13-branch purchase will fill in Huntingtonís presence further in East Michigan. In addition to welcoming new branch colleagues, the cumulative acquisitions will result in approximately 40 new Huntington Michigan operations jobs, contributing to Huntington employment growth of more than 500 jobs in the state between 2011 and 2014. With the 13-branch acquisition, Huntington will purchase approximately $500M in deposits, for a deposit premium of 3.5 percent based on deposit balances at the time the transaction closes, which is expected to be in the second half of 2014. No loans are included in the purchase. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, this purchase agreement and Huntingtonís previously announced agreement to purchase 11 branches in Saginaw and other markets includes nearly $1B of deposits. Furthermore, Huntington has engaged in a series of public-private partnerships with the state of Michigan and Michigan Economic Development Corporation since 2011, including the successful completion of a $2B statewide lending commitment to commercial and small businesses, and the launch of the Pure Michigan Micro Lending Initiative. Huntington is also in the process of successfully concluding a $100M Michigan affordable housing investment statewide commitment.
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October 2, 2014
07:14 EDTBACOpponent of Bank of America settlement deal drops out, Reuters says
A key opponent of Bank of America's proposed $8.5B settlement has dropped its objections, helping the deal move forward to receive final court approval, reports Reuters. The Triaxx entities filed a proposed order to withdraw from the case in New York state Tuesday. Opponents still include the Chicago police pension fund. Reference Link
05:51 EDTBACBank of America upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS upgraded its rating on shares of Bank of America (BAC) to Buy saying the company's deposit profile will benefit from rising interest rates. UBS believes the bank will be under less pressure than peers to pass on rate increases to deposit holders, driving higher long-term earnings power from higher rates. The firm raised its price target for shares to $20 from $16.80. UBS coupled its upgrade of Bank of America with a downgrade of JPMorgan (JPM) to Neutral.
October 1, 2014
16:47 EDTBACBofA's Brian Moynihan elected Chairman of the Board of Directors
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11:46 EDTBACDavid Tepper says economy good, stock market not at high multiple currently
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September 30, 2014
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; September 30, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 37c to 31.18. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA NFLX BAC TWTR AMZN HTZ DOW C F NFLX PBR according to Track Data.
10:01 EDTBACBank of America begins rollout of chip debit cards
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September 29, 2014
11:45 EDTBACBofA to pay $7.65M to SEC to settle regulatory capital overstatement charges
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Bank of America Corporation with violating internal controls and recordkeeping provisions of the federal securities laws after it assumed a large portfolio of structured notes and other financial instruments as part of its acquisition of Merrill Lynch. Bank of America agreed to pay a $7.65M penalty to settle the charges stemming from regulatory capital overstatements that it made due to its internal accounting control deficiencies and books and records failures. In addition to the $7.65M penalty, the SECís order requires Bank of America to cease and desist from committing or causing any violations or future violations of Sections 13(b)(2)(A) and 13(b)(2)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
07:58 EDTBACWarren calls for hearing on 'disturbing' Fed tapes, Reuters reports
Two members of the the Senate Banking Committee, Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, called for an investigation into the issues raised by secretly taped conversations between officials at Goldman Sachs (GS) and supervisors at the New York Federal Reserve, reported Reuters. Other large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
September 26, 2014
16:01 EDTBACOptions Update; September 26, 2014
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September 25, 2014
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; September 25, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 2.09 to 30.38. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA NFLX BAC TWTR AMZN BP PBR GILD DOW according to Track Data.
15:10 EDTBACHolder resignation as AG positive for banks, says Rafferty Capital
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08:00 EDTBACBuy American Express and Bank of America into earnings, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley says to buy American Express (AXP) and Bank of America (BAC) going into Q3 earnings. The firm expects American Express to report accelerated credit card spending growth and views valuation as compelling and views Bank of America is a play on rising rates and improving expenses.
September 24, 2014
15:04 EDTBACGoldman, other banks near deal to buy Bloomberg messaging alternative, WSJ says
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September 23, 2014
15:33 EDTBACBofA announces $10B Catalytic Finance Initiaive, to committ $1B in capital
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September 22, 2014
10:00 EDTBACBank of America rallies, levels to watch
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September 20, 2014
19:48 EDTBACBank of America could climb over 50%, Barron's says
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September 19, 2014
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; September 19, 2014
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September 18, 2014
16:45 EDTHBANHuntington Bancshares releases results of its mid-cycle stress test
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16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; September 18, 2014
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14:08 EDTBACBanks look to high-interest personal loans to boost revenue, WSJ says
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