|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||119.49 - 120.47|
|52 Week Range||105.78 - 126.54|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.44%|
Overall, it hasn't been a good year for the financial sector as evidenced by the S&P 500 Financials index down 1.71 percent year-to-date. Things could get more interesting if blockchain technology, the underlying technology that forms the basis of cryptocurrencies, takes off and disrupts or vastly improves the industry. The two bucking the downtrend are SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) --up 7.47% year-to-date and SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) --up 3.28% year-to-date.
Amid rising rates, credit offtake is expected to be subdued for bankers in the second quarter. Market volatility could result in better trading results on a YoY basis. Thus, non-interest income would play a key role in boosting bankers’ operating performance.
Bank stocks and financial sector exchange traded funds may continue to strengthen as strong fundamentals help support this market segment’s outlook. Year-to-date, the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: ...
The iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF (NASDAQ: EUFN) is down just over 1 percent year-to-date. While it's not alarming decline by any mean, it's a broad view: a more focused look at EUFN reveals the exchange traded fund resides about 11 percent below the 52-week high it set in February. At the geographic level, EUFN is top-heavy, with the U.K. representing over 30 percent of the fund's roster.
The economy and markets are still on a bullish path but the road may be bumpy in the near-term. Consequently, ETF investors will have to take a more targeted approach to navigate the path ahead. “We see ...
I saw an article about sector exchange-traded funds recently. While the author was talking about the 11 different S&P 500 sectors and how you can trade each of them using State Street SPDRs, it got me wondering about all the other sector ETFs to own in the marketplace.
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) stock has fallen ~6.8% in the last month, and it’s risen 16.9% in the past year. In comparison, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) has fallen 5.5% over the last month and risen 10.9% over the last year.
The insurance sector (IYF) has seen underwriting losses in 2H17 mainly due to higher claims resulting from hurricanes and other calamities. This has led to higher insurance revenues for many companies, including Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). Underwriting losses will largely depend upon claims arising in the upcoming quarters.
In 1Q18, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) is expected to post EPS (earnings per share) of $3,115, a rise of 44% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis aided by lower taxes, targeted efficiencies in BNSF, and an expected decline in claims from its insurance business. Berkshire is expected to see a 9.9% fall in its top line to $58.7 billion in 1Q18 due to subdued growth in underwriting fees and the services sector. In 4Q17, Berkshire posted EPS of $2,029, which were affected by underwriting losses and the subdued performance of its energy subsidiary.
The Trump administration appears to have initiated trade wars with China, Canada, and other countries in order to counter rising imports and encourage domestic manufacturing. The administration’s efforts to lower taxes, meaning fewer regulations for mid- and small-size financial companies, are directed toward reducing the fiscal deficit by encouraging domestic manufacturing and exports. The bank could benefit by improving its credit offtake amid demand from the manufacturing sector for capacity augmentation.
Investors who are overweight U.S. equity market exposure may want to consider a sector rotation strategy that favors financials and technology sector ETFs in the rising interest rate environment ahead. ...
The Senate recently passed a bill to loosen some of the more draconian regulatory restrictions placed on banks in response to a post-financial downturn environment, potentially giving financial stocks ...
Overall, the industry has faced criticism of lower payouts, largely due to select banks’ stress-test failure in recent years. Citigroup (C) has been rewarding investors with dividends and repurchases as its profitability and margins have improved.