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May 21, 2014
11:19 EDTOCN, BAC, PNCNY regulator says reports of Ocwen 'gag rule' to be investigated immediately
Ben Lawsky, the head of the NY Department of Financial Services, stated on Twitter that reports of an Ocwen Financial (OCN) "gag rule" for struggling homeowners are "deeply troubling" and will be investigated "immediately" by DFS. Note that an earlier report from Reuters, to which Lawsky linked, said that mortgage payment collectors including Ocwen, Bank of America (BAC) and PNC Financial (PNC) are agreeing to ease the terms of borrowers' underwater mortgages, but are increasingly demanding homeowners promise not to insult the companies publicly as part of those deals. Reference Link
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October 15, 2014
07:55 EDTPNCPNC Financial sees Q4 net interest income down modestly vs. Q3
Sees modest growth in loans in Q4 vs. Q3. Sees "stable" fee income in Q4 vs. Q3. Sees Q4 noninterest expense up low single digits vs. Q3. Sees Q4 loan loss provision $25M-$75M. Comments from slides that will be presented on the Q3 earnings conference call.
07:11 EDTBACBofA Q3 results include $5.3B, or 43c per share, charge for DOJ settlement
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07:08 EDTBACBank of America reports Q3 net charge-offs $1.04B
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07:06 EDTBACBofA reports tangible book value per share up 4% to $14.13
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07:02 EDTBACBank of America CEO says saw 'solid' customer and client activity
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07:01 EDTBACBank of America reports Q3 EPS (1c), consensus (9c)
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06:47 EDTPNCPNC Financial reports Q3 retail banking net interest income $985M
Retail Banking earnings for Q3 decreased compared with Q2 and increased compared with 3Q13. Noninterest income included strong customer-related fee income growth in both comparisons primarily resulting from changes in product offerings and increases in customer-initiated transactions. Noninterest income also reflected gains on sales of Visa Class B common shares of $57M in Q3, $54M in Q2 and $85M in 3Q13. Provision for credit losses increased compared with the linked quarter as credit quality improved at a slower pace in Q3 compared with Q2. The provision decreased compared with 3Q13 driven by improved credit quality in the consumer and commercial loan portfolios as net charge-offs and delinquencies declined.
06:43 EDTPNCPNC Financial reports Q3 EPS $1.79, consensus $1.71
Reports Q3 revenue $3.84B, consensus $3.8B. Reports Q3 Basel III Tier 1 capital ratio 10.1%. Reports Q3 book value per share $76.71. Reports Q3 net charge offs 0.16%. PNC continued to execute on its strategic priorities as reflected in the results for the third quarter which included strong fee income, well-controlled expenses and overall credit quality improvement. Net interest income of $2.1B in Q3 decreased $25M, or 1%, compared with Q2 due to lower earning asset yields, lower investment securities balances and the impact of increasing the company's liquidity position.
October 14, 2014
15:40 EDTPNCPNC Financial October 82 straddle priced for 3% move into Q3
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15:29 EDTBAC, PNCNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:14 EDTBACEarnings Preview: Bank of America to report after upbeat notes from analysts
Bank of America (BAC) is scheduled to report third quarter earnings before the open on Wednesday, October 15, with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET. Bank of America is a financial services company. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of (9c) on revenue of $21.36B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is (14c)-(5c) on revenue of $20.73B-$21.93B. LAST QUARTER: Bank of America reported stronger than expected second quarter results, as its net charge-offs dropped to $1.1B in Q2 from $1.4B in Q1 and $2.1B in Q2 of 2013. Its provision for credit losses tumbled to $411M from $1.2B in the same period a year earlier. The drop was driven by lower levels of delinquencies across its consumer lending portfolio, as well as improvement in its consumer real estate portfolios, the bank stated. Bank of America added that its net interest income was positioned to rise as interest rates increased.. The bank's investment banking pipeline remained strong, while the second half of 2014 "looks healthy," the bank's CEO said. On August 6, the bank increased its quarterly dividend to 5c per share from 1c per share. On August 21, Bank of America announced that it had reached a $16.65B settlement with the Department of Justice and state Attorneys General on charges related to its residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligation businesses. On September 10, the bank said its credit quality continued to improve, while most of its exposure to legacy mortgages had been eliminated. PEER RESULTS :Three large banks reported their Q2 results today. Citigroup (C) reported stronger than expected Q3 results today, while Wells Fargo's (WFC) results were roughly in-line with expectations. JPMorgan's (JPM) profit beat expectations, but its revenue came in slightly lower than expected. JPMorgan reported that its consumer and business banking deposits had risen 9%, and it lowered its fiscal 2014 charge-off guidance. The global economy faces challenges, but the U.S. economy is steadily improving, the bank stated. Citi said that its net credit losses had tumbled 14% from year ago levels, while its book value per share had risen 4% versus the same period a year earlier. Citi added that its consumer banking revenue was continuing to grow. As for Wells Fargo, the bank released $300M of its reserves due to improved credit quality, and said that it continued to sees signs of an improving economy. However, the bank added that its net interest margin had fallen to 3.06% from 3.15% as of June 30. STREET RESEARCH: On October 2, UBS upgraded Bank of America to Buy from Hold. The bank should be under less pressure than its peers to raise the interest rates it pays on deposits as the Federal Reserve starts to increase rates, the firm believes. Research suggests that holders of deposit accounts at Bank of America are less sensitive to rates than holders of deposit accounts at other banks, the firm explained. This situation should enhance the bank's ability to benefit from rising interest rates, according to UBS, which raised its price target on the shares to $20 from $16.80. On September 8, Goldman Sachs upgraded Bank of America to Buy from Neutral. The bank's business mix has improved significantly, as it has begun obtaining a greater percentage of its revenue from more profitable businesses, Goldman stated. Consequently, the bank's earnings per share volatility has decreased, Goldman believes. The firm increased its price target on the shares to $19 from $17. On September 20, Barron's echoed Goldman's enthusiasm, saying that Bank of America's earnings per share could hit $2 by 2017, up from an estimated 75c this year, while its cumulative dividends between now and 2017 could reach $1 per share. The stock could be worth $25 by 2017, the magazine stated. PRICE ACTION: Bank of America's stock is up 15% in the last year, but it is down 1.5% in the last month.
15:02 EDTBACBank of America October 16.5 straddle priced for 3.6% move into Q3
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14:47 EDTBACBank of America technical comments ahead of earnings
The shares have outperformed the broader averages in the last three months, trading up over 5%. The trend in the shares has been bullish with relatively low volatility. In technical terms the short-term and intermediate-term picture is bullish. On a longer-term basis however, the stock is at an interesting juncture. On a 5-year chart, the last 2.5 years to present are a mirror of the period from 5 years to 2.5 years ago. That puts the stock right back at resistance levels from early 2010. The key for the stock now is either breaking through resistance at the $18.50 area, or, fading. A breakout above $18.50 on strong news and a positive outlook would be very long-term bullish for share price. Resistance above $18.50 is at $18.99. Equally, news that fails to push the stock above that area could be a catalyst for a resumption of consolidation as traders await another upside catalyst. Support in that event is at $15.45, $14.98, and $14.02.
October 13, 2014
16:02 EDTBACOptions Update; October 13, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 3.71 to 39.56. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB NFLX SUNE GILD BAC PBR according to Track Data.
08:45 EDTPNCPNC Financial October volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
PNC Financial October call option implied volatility is at 33, November is at 23, January is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 18 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 16.
07:19 EDTBACAmEx, Capital One profits seen boosted by credit card 'sweet spot,' WSJ says
Credit card players such as American Express (AXP) and Capital One (COF), as well as banks with significant card units like JPMorgan (JPM), stand to benefit from the U.S. card industry's "sweet spot" of moderate economic growth, low interest rates and consumers who are better managing payments while growing their spending, said The Wall Street Journal, which noted that consulting firm R.K. Hammer estimates U.S. card issuers' revenue will grow 9% this year to $158.6B. Other U.S. banks with credit card units include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), and Wells Fargo (WFC) and other card companies include Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA). Reference Link
06:44 EDTBACRegulators seeking banks' auto loan data, Reuters reports
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00:04 EDTBACBanking regulators want more disclosure on auto loans, Reuters says
Banking regulators are requesting that banks provide more details on their auto loan portfolios, says Reuters. Balances remaining on auto loans are rising and about a fifth of the loans are subprime, added Reuters. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Capital One (COF), JPMorgan (JPM), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
October 12, 2014
13:03 EDTBACBanks agree on derivatives procedures for future crisis scenario, WSJ says
Meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, top banking executives from 18 large U.S., European and Japanese banks agreed in principle to wait up to 48 hours before seeking to terminate derivatives contracts and collect associated payments from a troubled financial institution, says the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
October 10, 2014
09:21 EDTOCNOcwen Financial holder Capital Research lowers stake to 3.5%
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