COF May 2020 75.000 put

OPR - OPR Delayed Price. Currency in USD
30.00
0.00 (0.00%)
As of 9:42AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close30.00
Open30.00
Bid31.95
Ask33.45
Strike75.00
Expire Date2020-05-15
Day's Range30.00 - 30.00
Contract RangeN/A
Volume1
Open InterestN/A
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    Exclusive: Capital One got CFTC waiver after oil price plunge increased swap exposure - sources

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  • Capital One hikes salaries for branch and customer service employees
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    Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) is hiking the salaries of its employees who work directly with customers as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, the company announced internally and confirmed to the Washington Business Journal. Capital One “brand ambassadors,” or employees working at branches that are still open, will receive an additional $10 per hour. For other employees involved in customer support, such as call center agents, they will receive an additional $5 an hour, according to the bank.

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  • Bloomberg

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    (Bloomberg) -- Banks including Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Capital One Financial Corp. have assured nervous customers that they’ll provide assistance to those impacted financially by the coronavirus.“Call us and we’ll make it right,” Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”But reaching a representative is proving more and more difficult as customer-service centers are inundated by calls from clients seeking help.“Due to staffing issues resulting from our response to Covid-19, also known as coronavirus, wait times may be longer than normal,” callers to Wells Fargo’s customer-service line were told Monday. The bank said last week that it was “having a larger-than-normal number of employees work remotely on a specific day.” A Wells Fargo spokeswoman didn’t respond to questions about call-center employees.The problem is twofold: Banks are trying to fight the spread of the highly contagious virus by keeping some employees at home, while call volumes are higher than normal as more American workers become concerned about paying credit-card bills and making mortgage payments as workplaces close amid the spread of the coronavirus.Particularly hard hit are workers in the service industry as governors in New York, New Jersey, California and other states order businesses such as bars, movie theaters, restaurants and gyms shut to fight the spread of the coronavirus. President Donald Trump said Monday afternoon that Americans should stop eating out.‘Longer Than Usual’“As we address the needs of our customers, including those impacted by Covid-19, call wait times may be longer than usual,” Capital One callers were told. As of Monday morning, hold times to reach a customer representative at the bank were in excess of 20 minutes, according to calls placed by Bloomberg. That compares with an average of 41 seconds in 2018, according to a study from MyBankTracker.Capital One spokeswoman Sarah Craighill acknowledged that wait times are longer than normal, and said that digital tools, including the bank’s mobile app, are the fastest way to reach the company. “We are grateful to our customers for their patience and understanding as we navigate these uncertain times together,” she said in an email.Some customers have taken to social media to express their frustration.“Yesterday I sat on hold for 3 hours and got nothing accomplished,” one user said on Twitter. “I’ve been disconnected 7 times. I spend an insane amount of money on Citi cards annually. This is awful customer service.”Citigroup has offered to waive monthly service fees and penalties for early certificate of deposit withdrawals.The bank’s U.S. customer calls related to Covid-19 represents a small portion of overall calls, with the focus being on trip cancellations, billing disputes and market volatility attributable to the virus, a Citigroup spokeswoman said. The majority of operations-centers employees continue to report to the office, while those who can work from home are doing so, she said.When asked about what Bank of America would do for customers who can’t make mortgage or credit-card payments, Moynihan said in the interview Sunday that they can “call the number on the card and they say, ‘I’m affected by the disease,’ and we’ll defer the payment.”To get that deferral, customers may be on hold for more than 30 minutes, based on wait times Monday.“Overall, call volumes and wait times have remained stable, though we continue to prepare for increased volumes,” Bank of America spokesman Bill Halldin said in an email. The company is using social distancing and additional cleaning at its call centers, and some customer-service employees are working from home.(Updates with Citigroup comments in fourth-to-last paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • MarketWatch

    Capital One to suspend stock buybacks

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    (Bloomberg) -- The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. President Donald Trump is said to be weighing whether to restrict non-essential travel from Europe to the U.S. He will address the nation later Wednesday.Local and state officials across the U.S. took several steps to discourage or ban large gatherings, and Seattle became the first major American city to close its public schools. Italy closed all businesses except pharmacies and grocery stores.The U.S. government’s top infectious-disease specialist told lawmakers the pathogen is 10 times more deadly than the seasonal flu. 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Individuals who were in contact with the employees were told to self quarantine for 14 days.CBS, a division of ViacomCBS Inc., said its regular news broadcasts would continue from alternative studios.U.S. Weighs Restricting Non-Essential Travel From Europe (5:15 p.m. NY)President Donald Trump is weighing whether to restrict non-essential travel from Europe to the U.S. as the outbreak of coronavirus continues to spread on both continents, according to two people familiar with the matter.The restrictions would include some business travel, according to one of the people, but it’s unclear how far ranging the limits would be.Basketball Tournament to Be Played Without Fans (4:46 p.m. NY)The NCAA will conduct upcoming championship events, including Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with only “essential staff and limited family attendance,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said.U.S. Capital Declares Emergency (4:43 p.m. NY)Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser declares state of emergency for the district amid coronavirus outbreak, NBC reports in tweet.Seattle Closing Public Schools (3:47 p.m. NY)Seattle will close its public schools starting Thursday for at least two weeks. With more than 53,000 students, it would be the first major public school district in the U.S. to shut its doors in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Several other schools in the area, including the University of Washington, have already suspended in-person classes.Officials have been reluctant to close public schools, in part because of the impact on the health system. Doctors and nurses may be forced to skip work if they have to stay home to watch their kids.Multiple People at Princeton Party Test Positive (3:35 p.m. NY)Multiple people have tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party in Princeton, New Jersey, on Feb. 29, the town’s health department said. Of the 47 people at the party, 14 were from Princeton, all of whom have been contacted; nine are complaining of one or more symptoms and are being evaluated.N.Y. to Contract Directly With Private Labs (3:16 p.m. NY)New York will start contracting directly with private labs to increase testing for the new coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a press briefing.The state’s health department works with about 28 labs that are expert in this type of work, Cuomo said.U.K. Govt to Draft Emergency Laws (3:15 p.m. NY)U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock offered to work with his Labour opponents on writing emergency laws to tackle the virus outbreak. Labour welcomed the move and said it would join talks, expected to start on Thursday. Emergency laws are likely to allow teachers to teach larger classes, hauliers to work longer shifts.Hancock said Parliament will remain open, despite the WHO declaring a pandemic, and a health minister becoming infected.Ohio Becomes Latest State to Ban Gatherings (3:13 p.m. NY)Ohio will issue an order shortly restricting mass gatherings that would ban spectators at indoor sporting events, including professional games and upcoming college basketball tournament contests. The order will also limit visitors at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to one per day per resident with screenings, Governor Mike DeWine said.“We are doing the things we are doing because we have the potential to become like Italy,” DeWine said on Twitter.More Big Meetings Banned Across U.S. (2:50 p.m. NY)Local and state officials across the U.S. took several steps to discourage or ban large gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Washington recommended that meetings of more than 1,000 people in the nation’s capital be canceled or postponed through at least March 31.San Francisco public health officials banned events of 1,000 people or more, including games for the National Basketball Assocation’s Golden State Warriors, which will play without fans during its game Thursday night against the Brooklyn Nets. The order lasts for two weeks but can be extended as needed.In Washington state, Governor Jay Inslee said that he was prohibiting events of more than 250 people in its three most-populous counties -- King, Pierce and Snohomish -- which include Seattle, Tacoma and Everett. The order affects a wide range of functions, including sporting events, concerts, festivals, conventions and fund-raisers, as well as family gatherings like weddings.“These are not easy decisions,” Inslee said Wednesday in Seattle. “The decisions that we’re making today and the decisions that we probably will be making in the upcoming days are going to be profoundly disturbing to a lot of the ways that we live our lives today. But I believe they are the right ones. They are the necessary ones.”“We do not want to see an avalanche of people coming into our hospitals,” Inslee said.Warriors to Play Games With No Fans After Ban (2:28 p.m. NY)San Francisco officials banned public events with more than 1,000 people, including games for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Mayor London Breed said she had spoken with the team’s management, and that they support the decision. The team -- which won three championships in the last decade before struggling this season -- recently moved from Oakland into San Francisco’s new Chase Center arena. The order lasts for two weeks but can be extended as needed.Kuwait Shuts Down Country (2:21 p.m. NY)The government declared the period of March 12-26 an official holiday in an effort to limit exposure to the coronavirus outbreak, state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Wednesday. Employers will continue to pay salaries. All commercial flights will be suspended.Trump Aides Back Raising Europe Warning (2:01 p.m. NY)President Donald Trump’s advisers are recommending that the U.S. raise its travel alert to Level 3 for the entire European Union, a move that would mean Americans should avoid everything but essential travel to the 27-nation bloc and should self-quarantine for two weeks upon returning home, according to three people familiar with the matter.While no final decision has been made, the move is among many measures the administration is considering as it seeks to control the growing spread of the coronavirus, according to the people. Trump would make the final decision on any change in the travel alert.A Level 3 advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention means those countries are witnessing “widespread, ongoing transmission” of the virus. The people said that the recommendation would likely exclude the U.K.Capital One Asks Employees to Work From Home (1:20 p.m. NY)Capital One Financial Corp. requested that its employees work from home if they can, joining other companies in trying to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus.Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank told staff that they should begin working from home on Thursday. For branch workers or those in other roles that can’t be performed remotely, the firm will begin spacing out employees to “reduce density” in workplaces.WHO Declares Pandemic (12:37 p.m. NY)The outbreak of coronavirus is now a pandemic, the World Health Organization’s top official said Wednesday in a press briefing. The long-awaited pronouncement came as worldwide cases topped 120,000 while the number of deaths exceed 4,300.“All countries can still change the course of this pandemic,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in the briefing. “If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace and mobilize their people in the response, those with a handful of cases can prevent those cases becoming clusters and those clusters becoming community transmission.”The new coronavirus is the cause of the first pandemic since 2009, when a novel influenza strain swept around the world, infecting millions of people.Washington Urges Large Gatherings be Canceled (12:11 p.m. NY)Washington recommended that gatherings of more than 1,000 people be canceled or postponed through at least March 31 in the nation’s capital.U.S. to Allow Tax Extensions Without Penalty (12 p.m. NY)Individuals can ask for tax extensions without penalty or interest, Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin told reporters.Case at Mining Conference Sparks Race to Limit Spread (11:58 a.m. NY)The race is on to limit the spread of the coronavirus after news of an infection at an international mining conference in Toronto attended by more than 23,100 people, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.TSA to Allow Higher Volume of Sanitizer at Checkpoints (11:54 a.m. NY)TSA will allow passengers to carry a higher volume of hand sanitizer liquid through airport checkpoints likely beginning today or Thursday.The agency implemented a new policy Tuesday to change the swab that checks hands for traces of explosives for every passenger, citing concern about spreading the virus.Coronavirus Seen Far More Lethal, Fauci Says (11:53 a.m. NY)Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told U.S. lawmakers the new coronavirus is 10 times more deadly than the seasonal flu.“The flu has a mortality of 0.1%. This is ten times that. That’s the reason I want to emphasize we have to stay ahead of the game.”N.Y. to Recommend Swing Shifts, More Telework: Cuomo (9:41 a.m. NY)The State of New York will ask businesses to consider having employees work two shifts and allowing telework, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a CNN interview.“This is about reducing the density,” Cuomo said. “The spread is not going to stop on its own.”New York has 20 new cases of virus, Cuomo said, mostly in the New Rochelle area.Hungary Declares State of Emergency, Shuts Universities (9:24 a.m. NY)Hungary’s government declared a state of emergency, closing university campuses and banning large gatherings.The government described the measures as unprecedented in the three decades since the fall of communism. Hungary has registered 13 cases of the coronavirus.Cases Jump in the Netherlands, Sweden (9:20 a.m.)In the Netherlands, a fifth death was reported, while the number of confirmed cases rose by 121 to 503, according to the daily update from the Dutch RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. The province of North-Brabant remains the hardest hit region.To combat the spread of the virus in Brabant, professional soccer matches in the two highest leagues in the country as well as other sports in the province, will be canceled this weekend.Cases in Sweden rose to 461 from 326.U.K. Unveils Stimulus (8:54 a.m. NY)U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak says announced a total fiscal stimulus package valued at 30 billion pounds ($39 billion) to support jobs and businesses. That came hours after the Bank of England cut interest rates.The government will fund statutory sick pay for employees of small and medium-sized companies who are off work because of coronavirus, Sunak said.Toronto Mining Conference Attendee Tests Positive (8:47 a.m. NY)A man in his 50s who attended a mining conference in Toronto, one of the industry’s biggest, has tested positive for Covid-19. The man went to the hospital in Sudbury, Ontario, on March 7. He was discharged home and remains in self-isolation.More than 23,100 people attended the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference in Toronto March 1 to 4, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford. The man attended the conference March 2 and 3.\--With assistance from Adveith Nair, Robert Hutton, Sophie Alexander, Jason Scott, Ryan Beene, Justin Sink, Greg Sullivan, Anurag Kotoky, Joyce Cutler, Dina Bass, Golnar Motevalli, Viktoria Dendrinou, Siddharth Philip, Charlotte Ryan, Lisa Du, Jan Dahinten, John Tozzi, Jenny Surane, Nick Wadhams, Jennifer Jacobs, Kara Wetzel, Noah Buhayar, Matt Day, David R. Baker and Christopher Palmeri.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Adveith Nair in London at anair29@bloomberg.net;Jeff Sutherland in Tokyo at jsutherlan13@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Stuart Wallace at swallace6@bloomberg.net, ;Drew Armstrong at darmstrong17@bloomberg.net, Andrés R. Martinez, Mark SchoifetFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Capital One's proactive coronavirus efforts includes remote work, expanded paid leave
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    Capital One's proactive coronavirus efforts includes remote work, expanded paid leave

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  • The Argus Wish List of Stocks for Bargain Hunters
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    The Argus Wish List of Stocks for Bargain Hunters

    The current equity market malaise almost led to a bear market following heavy selling pressure on Monday March 9, with the S&P 500 falling 19% from its recent peak. While volatility is likely to remain high as the range of economic and corporate profit outcomes continues to be considered, and as monetary and fiscal stimulus measures are likely announced, we believe many high-quality stocks have been oversold and represent opportunities for investors on the lookout for bargains. We screened for companies in our coverage universe that have the following criteria: Buy-rated, at least 20% below their 52-week high, a Financial Strength rating of High (indicating a strong balance sheet that can weather a downturn), and where we have at least have a market weight recommendation on the sector. The list of 26 high-quality stocks is below.