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December 13, 2012
10:58 EDTBAC, MBIMBIA rallies after analysts predict possible BofA settlement
Bond insurer MBIA (MBI) is climbing after Reuters last night quoted analysts as saying that the company's litigation with Bank of America (BAC) may be settled in early 2013. The bank's leverage over MBIA has decreased after the bond insurer won approval to change its debt structure, reducing the possibility that it will default, the news service quoted analysts at research firm CreditSights as saying. Moreover, Bank of America last week said that it was proceeding with an offer to buy some of MBIA's bonds, CreditSights noted, according to Reuters. The bank may be looking to buy the bonds in order to conceal the terms of its settlement with MBIA, CreditSights believes. Meanwhile, in a note to investors earlier today, MKM Research analyst Harry Fong wrote that MBIA made convincing arguments in favor of its summary judgement motion during its case against Bank of America. The bank's Countrywide unit significantly understated the risks carried by securities on which MBIA provided insurance, MBIA argued, according to Fong. MBIA showed very clearly that loan breaches were "rampant" in the Countrywide securities that it insured and Countrywide's counter arguments weren't convincing, Fong wrote. The analyst expects MBIA to obtain billions of dollars from Bank of America and he maintained an $18 price target and buy rating on MBIA. In mid-morning trading, MBIA jumped 64c, or 7.86%, to $8.78.
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July 30, 2015
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; July 30, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 11c to 16.05. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB SPLS X TWTR BAC NFLX MU CHK BIDU WFM HPQ LNKD MDLZ XOM
08:45 EDTBACMerill Lynch brokers threaten to leave 'in mass,' Fox Business reports
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06:55 EDTBACBanks pitch total-return swaps as stock purchase alternative, WSJ reports
Banks have been pitching certain hedge fund clients on using derivatives instead of actual stocks when placing certain bets in an effort to lessen the impact of new capital rules on the banks' businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the efforts. The shift involves derivatives known as total-return swaps that mirror the effects of owning a stock or other asset, the report says. Units of Bank of America (BAC), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), and UBS (UBS) are among the banks asking clients to shift trades into total-return swaps instead of underlying securities, the report says. Reference Link
July 29, 2015
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; July 29, 2015
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08:33 EDTMBIMBIA announces new $100M share repurchase program
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July 28, 2015
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; July 28, 2015
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July 27, 2015
08:33 EDTBACBank of America increases environmental initiative from $50B to $125B
Bank of America said it has pledged to increase the company’s current environmental business initiative from $50B to $125B in low-carbon business by 2025 through lending, investing, capital raising, advisory services and developing financing solutions for clients around the world.
July 24, 2015
14:01 EDTBACBank of America's Lynch to step down as general counsel, Bloomberg reports
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09:36 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
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July 23, 2015
12:09 EDTMBIMBIA upgraded to Buy with $10 target at BTIG
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11:34 EDTMBIMBIA upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG
07:15 EDTBACBank of America could underperform after executive changes, says Wells Fargo
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July 22, 2015
18:59 EDTBACBank of America announces CFO Bruce Thompson to step down
Bank of America announced that CFO Bruce Thompson has decided to step down after more than five years as Chief Risk Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Paul Donofrio, who has been with Bank of America since 1999 and has 25 years of global corporate and investment banking experience, will become CFO, effective August 1. Additionally, Global Human Resources executive Andrea Smith will assume a newly created position as Chief Administrative Officer. Replacing Smith as Global Human Resources executive is Sheri Bronstein.
18:37 EDTBACBank of America CFO Bruce Thompson to step down, WSJ reports
Bank of America CFO Bruce Thompson is leaving the bank, according to an internal memo, and will be replaced with Paul Donofrio, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
July 21, 2015
16:01 EDTBACOptions Update; July 21, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 13c to 16.20. Option volume leaders: AAPL BAC FB BAC MSFT NFLX AMD IBM CHK
09:35 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB IBM TSLA BAC PVA NFLX
July 20, 2015
16:01 EDTBACOptions Update; July 20, 2015
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13:03 EDTBACFed proposes final rule on capital surcharges for largest U.S. banks
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09:34 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
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July 19, 2015
19:12 EDTBACFederal Reserve proposes changes to 'stress test' regulations
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