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April 11, 2014
16:21 EDTHLF, HRB, JPM, AME, BOFI, NQ, ZIGO, WFCOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower in a session that saw the averages struggle for direction early before sellers gained control and pushed stocks lower through the second half of the session. With today's losses, the averages each finished the week with losses greater than 2%, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq losing 3% to close below 4,000 for the first time since early February. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Producer Price Index jumped 0.5% in March, versus expectations for it to be up 0.1%. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment reading jumped to 82.6 in the preliminary April look, which was better than forecast and its highest reading since July. COMPANY NEWS: JPMorgan (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) kicked off earnings season for the major banks, with their quarterly results, and stocks, moving in opposite directions following the news. Dow member JPMorgan fell $2.10, or 3.66%, to $55.30 after its earnings per share and revenue significantly trailed consensus estimates. Shares of Wells gained 37c, or 0.78%, to $48.08 after the bank's profits beat the consensus forecast. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was BofI Holding (BOFI), up $6.02, or 8.09%, to $80.46 near midday after the company last night announced a deal to acquire H&R Block's (HRB) bank assets. H&R Block shares fell 78c, or 2.74%, to $27.64. Also higher was Zygo (ZIGO), up $4.75, or 32.36%, to $19.43 after the company agreed to be acquired by Ametek (AME) for $19.25 per share in cash in a deal that represents an aggregate enterprise value of $280M for Zygo. Among the noteworthy losers was Herbalife (HLF), down $8.36, or 13.97%, to $51.48 after a report late in the session from the Financial Times said the company is facing a criminal investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI regarding its business practices. Also lower was NQ Mobile (NQ), a recent target of noted short-seller Carson Block, down $3.29, or 20.58%, to $12.70 after its profit missed expectations and the company disclosed that it found accounting errors in its recent reports. INDEXES: The Dow was down 143.47, or 0.89%, to 16,026.75; the S&P 500 was down 17.39, or 0.95%, to 1,815.69; the Nasdaq was down 54.37, or 1.34%, to 3,999.73.
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November 12, 2014
10:00 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:36 EDTWFC, JPMInformation Management Network to hold a symposium
Private Label RMBS Reform Symposium is being held in New York on November 12.
08:57 EDTJPMBarclays excluded from forex settlement due to issues with NYDFS, Reuters says
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08:13 EDTJPMBoston Biotech to hold a conference
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07:28 EDTWFC, JPMBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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07:02 EDTJPMJPMorgan makes changes in response to foreign exchange probe, Reuters says
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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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10:00 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:10 EDTNQNQ Mobile reaches agreement with Mobile Telesystems OSJC
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07:06 EDTWFCJinkoSolar subsidiary signs $20M credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank
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06:39 EDTJPMJPMorgan downgraded on valuation at Keefe Bruyette
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05:51 EDTHLFStocks with implied volatility movement; HLF CMCSA
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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
07:12 EDTWFCCA Technologies to hold a conference
CA World 2014 is being held in Las Vegas on November 9-12.
06:46 EDTJPM, WFCRegulators 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
06:18 EDTJPMUBS to settle misconduct allegations at precious metals trading unit, FT reports
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