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October 12, 2012
14:25 EDTJPM, CMI, S, WFCMarket set to end week lower as IMF, World Bank forecasts weigh on shares
Stocks are set to end the week lower after the IMF reduced its forecast for 2012 global growth and the World Bank cut its estimate for 2012 Asian economic growth. MACRO NEWS: The IMF on Tuesday lowered its forecast for economic growth this year to 3.3% from 3.5%, while the World Bank on Monday reduced its outlook for 2012 Asian growth to 7.2% from 7.6%... On the other hand, some positive U.S. economic data was released, as the government reported that jobless claims had reached a four and a half year low last week, and an index of consumer confidence reached its highest level in almost five years... The euro zone also released relatively upbeat economic data, as the bloc said that its industrial production rose 0.6% month-over-month in August, versus the consensus estimate of a 0.4% decline. COMPANY NEWS: Sprint (S) said that it was in talks that could result in Japanese telecom company Softbank obtaining a majority stake in the American company. Softbank could buy over two-thirds of the Sprint for $12.8B, Reuters had reported earlier... In the financial sector JPMorgan (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) both reported higher than expected EPS, although Wells' revenue came in below expectations... On a negative note, engine-maker Cummins (CMI) reduced its full year revenue and EBIT guidance.
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November 21, 2014
07:41 EDTJPMGoldman, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan grilled on commodities, WSJ says
Sen. Carl Levin, the retiring chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, accused Goldman Sachs (GS) of manipulating aluminum markets and also said JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Morgan Stanley (MS) obscured their investments in metals or natural gas from regulators as representatives of the banks took part in a hearing that is part of a larger probe into their dealings in commodities markets, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:24 EDTWFC, JPMBB&T CEO says 'banks lending recklessly' again, Reuters reports
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November 20, 2014
06:30 EDTJPMSenate panel says banks could influence commodity prices, NY Times says
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November 19, 2014
12:38 EDTJPMSenate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee to hold a hearing
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07:51 EDTJPMClearing House Payments Company to hold a conference
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07:37 EDTJPM, WFCCitigroup to hold a conference
Global Financial Conference is being held in Singapore on November 19-20.
06:14 EDTWFCWells Fargo unit to launch Europe infrastructure fund
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November 18, 2014
17:34 EDTWFCWells Fargo, U.S. not as optimistic on settling mortgage suit, Reuters says
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16:48 EDTWFCWells Fargo, U.S no longer confident on settlement, Bloomberg says
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09:56 EDTWFCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Allergan (AGN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital... Allergan downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim... Allergan downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Basic Energy (BAS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... CBS (CBS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Key Energy (KEG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at SunTrust... Macy's (M) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Statoil (STO) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Urban Outfitters (URBN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Telsey Advisory... Urban Outfitters downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Urban Outfitters downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Baker Hughes (BHI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.... Precision Drilling (PDS) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James.
09:01 EDTJPMJPMorgan announces municipal bond agreement with LPL Financial
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) announced that it has signed an agreement with LPL Financial (LPLA) to provide access to new issue municipal bonds to LPL financial advisors. Under the agreement, LPL will be a preferred retail dealer for J.P. Morgan, further expanding the investment bankís distribution channels for new issue municipal bonds.
08:13 EDTWFCWells Fargo downgraded at BMO Capital
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07:24 EDTWFCWells Fargo to hold a forum
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06:27 EDTSSprint's Chief Marketing Officer to leave company, WSJ reports
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06:23 EDTSSprint names Douglas Michelman to management team, to replace Bill White
Sprint (S) announced the appointment of Douglas Michelman to Sprintís leadership team. Most recently, he spent 10 years as Chief Communications Officer at Visa (V), where he oversaw global media relations, public affairs, industry analyst relations and financial and communication strategies. Prior to Visa, Michelman served in various roles at FleishmanHillard, including regional president and senior partner. In addition to his many years of corporate experience, Michelmanís communications background also includes staff positions for two presidential campaigns. Michelman replaces Bill White, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, who will be leaving the company. White spent the past 32 years with Sprint. Michelman joins Sprint on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, and will be relocating to Overland Park, Kansas.
06:20 EDTWFCWells Fargo downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
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November 17, 2014
10:06 EDTJPMSears Canada, JPMorgan Chase announce changes to credit card program
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06:18 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports October net credit losses 2.26% vs. 2.24% last month
Reports October delinquency rate 1.34% vs. 1.30% last month.
November 16, 2014
17:42 EDTJPMJPMorgan settles mineral rights suit in Texas, Bloomberg says
JPMorgan settled a lawsuit by Texas mineral-rights owners that accused the bank of negotiating "sweetheart deals" with oil company clients to cheat them out of $681M in compensation, says Bloomberg. Beneficiaries of the South Texas Syndicate Trust alleged that JPMorgan entered into favorable deals for its commercial banking clients on the trustís rights in the Eagle Ford, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
17:04 EDTCMICummins could rise over 15% in FY15, Barron's says
Cummins shares could rise over 15% in FY15 as concerns look overdone, Barron's contends in a feature article. The company should benefit from the North American market and improvements in emerging markets, the paper adds. Reference Link
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