|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||57.95 x 1000|
|Day's Range||54.85 - 55.84|
|52 Week Range||38.06 - 60.22|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||31.00|
|Earnings Date||Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.40 (0.71%)|
|1y Target Est||61.47|
The last great experience a customer has sets expectations for the next experience, and that keeps Schwab constantly challenged in its full range of financial services, from discount brokerage to robo advisory, wealth management and banking. The high bar of customer expectations can come from unexpected quarters. Walt Bettinger, Schwab’s CEO, cited pizza delivery services, presumably like Domino’s, although he didn’t mention specific brands.
The technology sector accounts for more than 30% of the S&P 500 Index, the largest percentage since the tech bubble peak of 1999, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for it to get bigger and for the stocks in the sector to outperform. "The tech sector, despite some minor pullbacks, has had a good run of outperformance and continues to be the best performing group of 2018, at least to this point," wrote the strategist at The Charles Schwab Corporation ( SCHW). According to Sorensen, what could drive the outperformance is an increase in capital expenditures on the part of corporations, which may boost sales of tech providers.
When it comes to exchange-traded funds (ETFs), expenses matter a lot. The low-cost providers tend to stand out among investors. While there are tons of ETFs to choose from, BlackRock, Charles Schwab and Vanguard are getting accolades in Forbes' list of the best ETFs for 2018.
E*TRADE is stepping up its commission-free exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering, including the addition of 32 Vanguard ETFs. In addition to the 32 Vanguard ETFs, E*TRADE added ETFs from Direxion, iShares, Janus Henderson, NuShares and Reality Shares. "With this expansion, we are thrilled to be a premier destination for investors seeking commission-free access to these popular ETFs," said Rich Messina, senior vice president of investment product at the New York-based online brokerage, in the press release.
In June, Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) is covered by 20 analysts. Six of these analysts recommended a “hold,” eight gave “strong buy” ratings, and one recommended a “sell.” The remaining five analysts suggested a “buy” on Charles Schwab stock, and there were no “strong sell” recommendations.
E*TRADE Financial Corporation’s (ETFC) EV-to-EBITDA ratio is ~38.1x. This reflects its premium valuations in relation to its competitors’ average of ~25.7x. The company’s competitors have the following EV-to-EBITDA ratios on an NTM (next-12-months) basis: Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW): ~48.2x TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD): ~12.4x Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR): ~16.4x
Wearables company Fitbit Inc. has listed 186,786 square feet for sublease at 215 Fremont St., creating one of the largest vacancies in San Francisco's tight office market. Fitbit subleased the space from Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW), which has been downsizing in San Francisco. In 2015, Fitbit leased 160,000 square feet at nearby 199 Fremont St. and now fully occupies that space.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) proposed best interest regulation that includes a new disclosure requirement is being criticized by Charles Schwab, the San Francisco-based discount brokerage, which said that the form would serve to create more confusion, not less of it. Under the proposed Best Interest regulation put forth by the SEC this spring, broker-dealers would be required to act in the best interest of customers when making any recommendations for stocks or investment strategies involving a retail investor. The SEC said that this is designed to make it clear that the brokerage can't put its interests ahead of the interests of its client.
Charles Schwab (SCHW) has witnessed an increasing trend in its net interest income during the past few quarters. The Federal Reserve’s decision regarding interest rates is the primary factor responsible for the growth in brokerages’ net interest income. Moving forward, this momentum is expected to continue due to the rising interest rate environment.
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Brokerage (VFH) performance is primarily driven by the performance of the equity markets. In the March quarter, higher volatility and client participation drove the trading revenues of Charles Schwab (SCHW), E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC), TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD), and Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR).
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Charles Schwab's moves to boost trading income and increase its advisory client base have been successful, but Zacks Investment Research warned that rising operating expenses remain a concern. In a recent research report, Zacks, which maintains a hold rating on The Charles Schwab Corporation ( SCHW), said that the San Francisco-based discount brokerage is focused on "augmenting trading revenues" and has launched several strategies to meet that end, including lowering equity and exchange-traded fund commissions and reducing fees for mutual funds. Furthermore, Zacks noted that Schwab's effort to increase the number of clients using its advisory services have also been "fruitful," with advice revenue increasing during the past few quarters.
Financial professionals in the U.S. are upbeat about their prospects and see a bright future ahead, even if the stock market has become much more volatile this year. What's more, 77% of the respondents in the survey from The Charles Schwab Corporation ( SCHW) said that they would recommend the financial services industry to recent graduates, and 71% believe that new and impending regulation will benefit their clients. "I'm very happy to see 80% of folks surveyed are very optimistic about the future of the industry and are happy after the financial crisis we went through," said Craig Taucher, senior vice president, Schwab Independent Branch Services, in a recent interview with Investopedia to discuss the results of the survey.
Examining the Mindset of U.S. Financial Professionals, a survey released today by Schwab Independent Branch Services, finds that while client-facing financial professionals are generally fulfilled and optimistic about their careers, they are brimming with entrepreneurial drive and drawn to independence. The majority of survey participants care deeply about their work and are pleased with their jobs, yet 76 percent say they have experienced obstacles that have limited their success, citing lack of support and limited autonomy. The 994 survey participants, who have worked in the financial services industry for at least seven years and interact with investors once a week, prioritize clients’ happiness over everything, yet 73 percent wish they could better assist clients and had more time to make an impact in the communities they serve.
Charles Schwab, the San Francisco-based discount brokerage, saw total client assets increase 2% in May compared with April. In a press release, The Charles Schwab Corporation ( SCHW) said it ended May with total client assets of $3.38 trillion, which equated to an increase of 13% year over year and 2% since April. Schwab also reported that interest-earning assets on the balance sheet of $242.6 billion constituted a record, up 1% from April and 13% from a year ago.
Schwab's (SCHW) revenues are likely to continue improving, driven by steady increase in client assets and average interest earning assets.
Charles Schwab (SCHW) is expected to report strong numbers in the second quarter mainly due to supportive macro fundamentals and higher expected interest income sequentially. The Fed’s meeting, which ended on June 13, showed that it will increase interest rates faster than predicted. The Fed’s hawkish stance would likely be beneficial for brokerages (VFH) like TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR), and E*TRADE Financial (ETFC). According to data released on June 14, Charles Schwab ended May with total client assets of $3.38 trillion—a month-over-month rise of 2% and the substantial YoY (year-over-year) rise of 13%.
After looking at The Charles Schwab Corporation’s (NYSE:SCHW) latest earnings announcement (31 March 2018), I found it useful to revisit the company’s performance in the past couple of years andRead More...
Emerging markets were all the rage last year, with the MSCI Emerging Markets Index lodging 37% gains. Although emerging market equities may be down, Charles Schwab's chief global investment strategist Jeffrey Kleintop argued that investors shouldn't count them out, even if the MSCI Emerging Markets Index is roughly 10% lower than its high posted in January. "Emerging market stock relative performance may depend on the environment: mid-cycle or late-cycle," wrote Kleintop in a blog post, arguing that, during mid-cycle periods, emerging market stocks suffer and underperform their developed market rivals.
Bernie Clark, leader of Schwab Advisor Services, asked independent advisors today: “Are we driving change or being driven by it?” and urged them to challenge themselves and resist the temptation to think “this is working just fine” given the extraordinary growth and success that the independent model has seen in the last decade. Speaking to a group of 170 independent advisor clients for the firm’s annual EXPLORE conference in Avon, Colorado, Clark encouraged attendees to elevate their thinking and consider what’s next for their firms and the industry. As advisors stare down a volatile market environment, concern among clients is apparent.
Overwhelming, the primary beneficiaries of these trends haven’t been the major Wall Street banks, or portfolio managers or financial advisers, but the investors themselves. Research and advice have become more readily accessible, and backed by a push toward fiduciary standards, meaning advisers must act in the best interest of their clients, as opposed to recommending strategies that may be less suitable, but which could net the adviser higher commissions. “There’s never been a better time to be an investor,” said Kunal Kapoor, the chief executive officer of investment-research giant Morningstar (MORN) , who spoke at his company’s annual investment conference.
Strong fundamentals and higher interest rates will support Schwab's (SCHW) profitability while persistently rising operating expenses remain a major concern.