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January 16, 2013
06:48 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q4 EPS 72c with charges, consensus 75c
Reports Q4 revenue $5.11B, consensus $5.16B. Q4 EPS includes a previously disclosed $80M expense accrual for a mortgage foreclosure-related regulatory settlement, which reduced EPS by 3c.
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April 16, 2014
07:21 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp: Credit quality to remain 'relatively stable' in coming quarters
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07:20 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp says expects to recommend Q2 dividend of 24.5c per share, up 6.5%
Says 24.5c per share dividend would be a 6.5% increase. Reports Q1 provision for credit losses $306M, net charge-offs $341M. Reports Q1 allowance for credit losses $4.5B. Reports Q1 net interest income $2.71B. Ratios at March 31, were: Basel III transitional: Common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 9.7%, Tier 1 capital ratio of 11.4%, Total risk based capital ratio of 13.5%; Common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets estimated for the Basel III fully implemented standardized approach of 9%.
07:17 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp reports Q1 EPS 73c, consensus 73c
Reports Q1 revenue $4.81B, consensus $4.8B. U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and CEO Richard K. Davis said, “Our first quarter earnings of $1.4 billion, or $.73 per diluted common share, demonstrated our Company’s ability to generate strong results in the face of a slow-growing and uncertain economy. Our industry-leading returns on average assets of 1.56 percent and average common equity of 14.6 percent, combined with our strong efficiency ratio of 52.9 percent, remain among the top performance ratios in our peer group. Our performance clearly reflects the advantage of our diversified business mix and disciplined expense management which has enabled us to withstand the revenue challenges facing our industry in this slow-growth economy. Average loan growth remained strong at 6.0 percent year-over-year and 1.3 percent on a linked quarter basis. Total loan and commitment growth continued to be an area of strength for the Bank, particularly highlighted by our commercial business, which grew loans by 8.5 percent year-over-year and 2.8 percent on a linked quarter basis. This growth demonstrates our ability to gain market share as customers choose to partner with us to expand their businesses when opportunities arise. Credit quality continued to be strong in the first quarter as net charge-offs declined 21.2 percent compared with the prior year and rose modestly on a linked quarter basis due to unusually high recoveries in the prior quarter. Nonperforming assets, excluding covered assets, fell by 1.0 percent and delinquencies also improved in the quarter. Overall credit quality is expected to remain relatively stable in the coming quarters."
April 15, 2014
15:19 EDTUSBNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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April 14, 2014
08:32 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp to acquire document custodian business from Ally Bank
U.S. Bancorp (USB) announced that its lead bank, U.S. Bank National Association, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the document custodian business of Ally Bank (ALLY). The acquisition of Ally’s document custodian business, which is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2014, will add up to 40 employees to U.S. Bank, one new service location in Waterloo, Iowa and increase documents under custody by 15%.
April 10, 2014
06:35 EDTUSBMobile banking presents opportunity and risks for banks, WSJ reports
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April 9, 2014
06:35 EDTUSBRegulators increase leverage ratio requirement for large banks, NY Times says
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06:27 EDTUSBBig banks must add capital to comply with new rules, WSJ reports
A of January 1, 2018, the U.S.'s eight largest banks -- including Citigroup (C), JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) -- must add up to $68B in extra capital to comply with a new rule intended to help firms weather losses during periods of market stress, the Wall Street Journal. The banks will be required to maintain well above the minimum levels of capital held against assets on their books. Banks must report the new levels next year. Reference Link
April 7, 2014
19:57 EDTUSBFederal Reserve announces extension on some CLOs
The Federal Reserve Board announced that it intends to exercise its authority to give banking entities two additional one-year extensions to conform their ownership interests in and sponsorship of certain collateralized loan obligations, or CLOs, covered by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly referred to as the Volcker rule. Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act directed the board to adopt rules for the conformance period and the board previously extended the conformance period for all activities and investments by one year to July 21, 2015. To ensure effective compliance, the board intends to grant banking entities two additional one-year extensions, which together would extend until July 21, 2017, to conform their ownership interests in and sponsorship of CLOs to the statute. Publicly traded companies that may be impacted by the announcement 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
April 3, 2014
10:00 EDTUSBOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
BB&T (BBT) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Broadcom (BRCM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... CF Industries (CF) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... CSX (CSX) downgraded to Equalweight from Overweight at Barclays... Cheniere Energy (LNG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Citigroup (C) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee... Deutsche Bank (DB) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... G&K Services (GK) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Marcus (MCS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... National Retail Properties (NNN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities... Orion Energy (OESX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Ascendiant... VIVUS (VVUS) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Liquidity Services (LQDT) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Shaw Communications (SJR) downgraded to Sector Performer from Outperformer at CIBC... USG (USG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Level 3 (LVLT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Gabelli... U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Extra Space Storage (EXR) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... First Republic Bank (FRC) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... TELUS (TU) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie.
07:45 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman
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April 2, 2014
10:00 EDTUSBOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
ArcelorMittal (MT) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Essex Property Trust (ESS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Healthstream (HSTM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... Imperial Oil (IMO) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Nordion (NDZ) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Canaccord... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... U.S. Bancorp (USB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... Old National Bancorp (ONB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... Edison International (EIX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus.
09:27 EDTUSBU.S. Bancorp downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill
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