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January 7, 2013
07:56 EDTWAC, BACWalter Investment announces agreement to acquire $93B UPB of servicing assets
Walter Investment (WAC) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire approximately $93B of unpaid principal balance of Fannie Mae backed residential servicing assets, including related advance receivables of approximately $1B, from Bank of America (BAC). The purchase price for the mortgage servicing rights of $519M represents a multiple of approximately 2.05x the 27 basis point base contractual servicing fee of the portfolio. The related advance receivables will be purchased at par. The purchase price will be subject to customary adjustments, including an adjustment to actual UPB as of the January 31, 2013 closing date. The company expects the revenues from these MSRs to drive servicing EBITDA margins within its targeted range of 40% to 45% over the life of the portfolio. The Company expects a servicing EBITDA contribution of between $55M-$60M in 2013, and an average servicing EBITDA contribution of between $70M-$80M per year for the following two years.
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January 30, 2015
09:35 EDTBACActive equity options trading
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January 29, 2015
08:38 EDTBACAmeris Bancorp announces private placement of common stock
Ameris Bancorp (ABCB)announced the sale of shares of the company's common stock at a price of $22.50 per share to institutional accredited investors through a private placement. The company has received commitments for the sale of up to 5,320,000 shares and is in the process of closing the issuance, which is expected to be completed by January 30. The company expects to receive net proceeds from the private placement of approximately $114.5M, which it intends to use, in part, to fund the cash consideration for its recently announced acquisitions of Merchants & Southern Banks of Florida, Inc. and eighteen Bank of America (BAC) branches located in North Florida and South Georgia.
January 28, 2015
16:56 EDTBACFederal judge says FOREX manipulation case to proceed, Reuters reports
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January 26, 2015
12:49 EDTBACFederal Reserve discloses plan to improve U.S. payment system, WSJ reports
The Federal Reserve released a plan that would improve the U.S. payment system, saying the current outlook, which covers banking, checking, credit cards and online transactions is fragmented and outdated with respect to new technologies that may harm consumers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Federal Reserve invited banks, credit card companies and payment processors to coordinate efforts. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
January 23, 2015
13:42 EDTWACWalter Investment volatility increases as shares trend lower
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07:23 EDTBACBass does not expect large U.S. banks to break up
Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), JPMorgan (JPM), and Wells Fargo (WFC). Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital continues speaking on CNBC.
06:42 EDTBACU.S. banks preparing for prolonged low bond yields, Reuters says
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January 22, 2015
16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; January 22, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 2.13 to 31.32 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN FB FXCM AVP BAC according to Track Data.
January 20, 2015
09:38 EDTBACActive equity options trading
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08:54 EDTBACBank of America upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman
Goldman added Bank of America to the Conviction Buy List with an $18 price target following recent underperformance. The firm continues to believe shares to will be driven by better than expected top-line growth, accelerated capital returns, and a business shift towards less capital intensive earnings streams.
07:28 EDTBACTreasury Institute for Higher Education to hold a symposium
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January 16, 2015
16:36 EDTBACMarket finishes week lower on continued oil, global growth worries
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16:00 EDTBACOptions Update; January 16, 2015
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09:37 EDTBACActive equity options trading
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08:25 EDTBACMorgan Stanley says to buy the dip in Bank of America
Morgan Stanley said investors are missing the fact that Bank of America's the $578M FAS91 charge is non-cash and temporary and can reverse with higher rates. The analyst said Bank of America's expense decline is ahead of expectations and expects increased capital returns. Morgan Stanley recommends buying Bank of America on the dip and reiterates its Overweight rating and $21 price target.
07:02 EDTBACWet Seal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
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