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April 10, 2014
13:33 EDTJPMEarnings Preview: Analysts mixed on JPMorgan into Q1 results
JPMorgan (JPM), a financial holding company, is scheduled to report first quarter earnings before the open on Friday, April 11, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $1.40 on revenue of $24.53B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.28-$1.54 on revenue of $23.19B-$25.42B. LAST QUARTER: JPMorgan reported higher than expected Q4 earnings, excluding certain items, and slightly lower than expected revenue. The bank’s provision for credit losses tumbled $552M versus the same period a year earlier to $104M, but its mortgage application volumes sank 52% to $31.3B. The net income generated by JPMorgan’s Card, Merchant Services & Auto jumped 23%, year-over-year, and its net income from its mortgage banking unit surged 34%. Its real estate portfolios generated net income of $1.2B, up from $410M. The company’s mortgage production unit generated a $274M loss, and net revenue from its corporate and investment bank dropped to $6.02B from $7.6B in the year-ago period. The bank predicted that its net interest income and net interest margin would be relatively stable in the near-term. On March 26, the bank announced that the Fed had approved its plan to increase its dividend to 40c from 38c and repurchase $6.5B of its own stock. STREET RESEARCH: On April 9, RBC Capital cut its estimates for JPMorgan, but noted that JPMorgan has strong earnings power and a best-in-class management team, and kept a $67 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. More upbeat on JPMorgan was Macquarie, which upgraded the stock to Outperform from Market Perform in a note to investors on April 4. JPMorgan is one of the cheapest ways for investors to benefit from improving U.S. and European economies and increasing short-term interest rates, the firm contended. Additionally, JPMorgan’s asset management business should generate a higher share of the company’s core earnings going forward, Macquarie predicted. This change should be positive for the stock, as asset management companies tend to get high valuations, the firm reported. The firm raised its price target on the shares to $68 from $62. PRICE ACTION: JPMorgan’s stock is little changed this year, but down about 3% in trading this afternoon ahead of tomorrow's earnings report.
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April 14, 2015
07:17 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports firmwide total credit reserves of $14.7B
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07:10 EDTJPMJPMorgan up 0.5% to $62.35 in pre-market following Q1 report
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07:08 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports Q1 Basel III common equity Tier 1 ratio 10.6%
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07:06 EDTJPMJPMorgan CEO says franchise getting safer, stronger
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chairman and CEO, said: “JPMorgan Chase continues to support consumers, businesses and communities and make a significant positive impact. We have an outstanding franchise which is getting safer and stronger, and is gaining market share over time. We continue to build the company for the long-term, we are investing in controls, infrastructure, systems, technology, new products and bankers. We will continue to navigate challenges and deliver for our clients, shareholders and communities.”
07:03 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports tangible book value per share up 9% to $45.45
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07:01 EDTJPMJPMorgan says Q1 results include $487M, or 13c, significant item legal expense
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07:00 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports Q1 EPS $1.45, consensus $1.40
Reports Q1 GAAP revenue $24.1B, consensus $24.5B. Reports Q1 managed basis revenue $24.82B.
April 13, 2015
16:21 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
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15:38 EDTJPMNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:18 EDTJPMJPMorgan technical notes ahead of earnings
The shares are trading close to the 52-week high which is at $63.49. On strongly positive news, the stock would be pushed toward the life high at $67.17. That would be an important technical milestone if it was reached. Traders should note however that that move would on a long-term basis appear as a move up to prior resistance without being a bullish breakout. Until or if there is a breakout above the old life high, there is retracement risk even on good results. On news that is more bearish than current expectations would suggest, first major support would be at the 50-day moving average at $60.10. On a move below that level, next support would be at $57.87.
15:10 EDTJPMJPMorgan April 62 straddle priced for 2.6% movement into Q1
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13:57 EDTJPMEarnings Watch: Analysts upbeat on JPMorgan ahead of Q1 results
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11:12 EDTJPMJP Morgan April volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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April 10, 2015
14:18 EDTJPMJP Morgan April volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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06:21 EDTJPMBofA Merrill poaches JP Morgan's Brabazon for M&A group, Reuters reports
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April 9, 2015
07:13 EDTJPMJPMorgan CEO sees legal cost normalizing next year, WSJ reports
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06:55 EDTJPMJPMorgan added to U.S. Focus List at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse added Outperform rated JPMorgan to the U.S. Focus List to reflect balance sheet optimization and balance sheet deployment, and catalysts that include clarification mandated domestic GSIB capital surcharges and continued fundamental performance.
April 7, 2015
10:05 EDTJPMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Carnival (CCL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Crown Castle (CCI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Ctrip.com (CTRP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Demandware (DWRE) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... FirstEnergy (FE) upgraded at BofA/Merrill... Frontier Communications (FTR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at DA Davidson... JPMorgan (JPM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Pattern Energy (PEGI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Ralph Lauren (RL) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... ResMed (RMD) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Ryanair (RYAAY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Splunk (SPLK) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Total (TOT) upgraded at RBC Capital... Verifone (PAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... XL Group (XL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
09:08 EDTJPMGoldman says buy JPMorgan, Signature Bank, and Regions Financial into Q1
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07:18 EDTJPMJPMorgan upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
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