|Bid||0.00 x 1200|
|Ask||0.00 x 1100|
|Day's Range||26.42 - 26.88|
|52 Week Range||25.86 - 30.33|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.01|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.14%|
Banks gone wild. Are they out of the woods, and is the great rotation for real? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Pete Najarian, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.
Bank of America (BAC) reported third-quarter revenues of $22.8 billion, surpassing Wall Street’s forecast of $22.7 billion. Its quarterly revenues rose 4.0% YoY and ~1.0% sequentially.
On October 15, Bank of America (BAC) reported better-than-expected bottom-line results for the third quarter. The bank posted earnings of $0.67, beating the Wall Street estimate of $0.62 and marking ten consecutive quarters of earnings beats.
The " Fast Money " traders shared their first moves for the market open. Dan Nathan was a seller of the Financials ETF Brian Kelly was a buyer of SPDR Gold Shares GLD Karen Finerman was a buyer of Golar LNG GLNG Guy Adami was a buyer of Viacom VIAB Trader disclosure: On October 18, 2018 the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Dan Nathan is long XLF Dec put spread.
Stocks were whipped in late trading on Thursday, as we head towards another big market close. PayPal is also reporting earnings after the bell, and we’ll be live with the results.
Shares of Goldman Shares (NYSE:GS) are finally getting their mojo back after an unrelenting sell off. GS stock had reached bear market territory, falling over 20% from the $275 area in mid-March to nearly $210 last week. Goldman has since rebounded sharply following yet another solid earnings report and continued hawkish talk from the Fed on interest rates.
Goldman Sachs (GS) stock was up ~2% in the October 16 premarket trading session after the investment bank reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings results on the day. Goldman Sachs’s top and bottom lines not only surpassed Wall Street analysts’ estimates but also marked significant YoY (year-over-year) improvement.
Wall Street analysts are bullish about Citigroup (C) and predict its stock price will grow in the low-twenty-percent range. The bank’s impressive track record of strong quarterly performances has instilled confidence among analysts, as we can see in their recommendations.
Analysts are bullish on JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Analysts haven’t changed their ratings on JPMorgan Chase in the last three months. Wall Street’s one-year forward target prices for other major banks (XLF) including Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS), and Citigroup (C) represent upsides of 22.6%, 19.4%, 29%, and 21.7%, respectively.
On October 16, Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were trading ~2% higher during the pre-market trading session. The investment bank reported better-than-expected third-quarter results. The company’s top and bottom lines beat analysts’ estimates and marked a significant improvement YoY (year-over-year).
Citigroup’s (C) efficiency ratio has improved in the past few quarters and is currently hovering around 56% compared to 59% at the beginning of 2017. The bank’s operating efficiency further improved in the third quarter and came in at 56.1%, down from 56.6% in the corresponding quarter last year and 58% in the previous quarter. Citigroup’s efficiency ratio is the second best among the top US banks (XLF).
JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) CIB (Corporate and Investment Banking) segment reported lackluster results in the third quarter due to weak trading activities for fixed-income assets. Although the segment’s revenues of $8.8 billion increased 3% YoY (year-over-year), the numbers were down from the growth of over 10% registered in the first two quarters of 2018. The CIB segment’s revenues declined 11% sequentially.
Shares of Morgan Stanley rallied 1.9% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the investment bank reported third-quarter profits and revenue that rose above expectations. Net income rose to $2.02 billion, or $1.17 a share, from $1.69 billion, or 93 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. The FactSet consensus for earnings per share was $1.01. Total revenue increased 7% to $9.87 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $9.54 billion, as 13% growth in institutional securities revenue to $4.93 billion beat the FactSet consensus of $4.59 billion and the 4% rise in wealth management revenue to $4.40 billion topped expectations of $4.36 billion. Equity sales and trading revenue rose to $2.0 billion from $1.9 billion, in line with the FactSet consensus, while fixed income sales and trading revenue was unchanged at $1.2 billion, just above expectations of $1.15 billion. Tangible book value per common share was $35.50, compared with the FactSet consensus of $35.68. The stock has tumbled 17.2% year to date through Monday, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has lost 5.7% and the S&P 500 has gained 2.9%.
Citigroup’s (C) Global Consumer Banking (or GCB) segment’s revenue rose 2% YoY (year-over-year) to $8.7 billion. Excluding the impact of the US dollar and the sale of the Hilton portfolio of credit cards, its revenue rose 3%, mainly driven by higher revenues in Latin America, partially offset by revenue decline across North America and Asia markets.
Citigroup’s (C) total revenues of $18.4 billion fell short of analysts’ estimate of $18.5 billion. Total revenues for the quarter also declined marginally on a year-over-year (or YoY) and sequential basis. The YoY comparison reflects the net impact of a gain from the sale of its fixed income analytics business in the year-ago quarter, a gain on the sale of its asset management business in Mexico, and unfavorable currency exchange rates.
JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) Consumer and Community Banking segment has risen at a relatively faster pace due to higher interest rate spreads. The division posted revenues of $13.3 billion in the fourth quarter—10.4% growth on a YoY (year-over-year) basis and 6.3% sequentially. The bank’s higher revenues were mainly driven by increased net interest income due to higher deposit margins and loan expansion across the card, merchant services, and auto lease volumes. The higher revenues were partially offset by softness in home lending.
JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) third-quarter revenues of $27.82 billion beat analysts’ estimate of $27.5 billion and improved 5.2% YoY. However, JPMorgan Chase’s revenues declined ~2% sequentially. JPMorgan Chase mainly benefited from loan book expansion, which resulted in net interest income growth of 7% and non-interest income growth of 3%. In line with the expectations, the bank’s revenues declined sequentially due to weaker trading revenues.
Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) drop as Apple slips, Saudi issues flare up. The real estate (XLRE) sector is the most in the green, and the technology (XLK) sector is the most in the red. Yahoo Finance’s Scott Gamm joins us live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to talk markets. To discuss the other big stories of the day, Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith and Zack Guzman are joined by Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer, Myles Udland, Brian Sozzi, and Emily McCormick. ...
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) reported better-than-expected third-quarter bottom-line results due to increased interest income and the lower effective tax rate. JPMorgan Chase reported an upbeat performance for the third consecutive quarter. The company beat analysts’ estimates in 13 of the last 14 quarters with an average positive surprise of ~8%.
On October 15, Bank of America (BAC) reported overwhelmingly positive third-quarter results. Its top and bottom lines not only beat analysts’ expectations but also marked significant YoY (year-over-year) improvement. The second-largest US bank after JPMorgan Chase (JPM), BAC benefited from higher spreads, loan growth, cost controls, and lower taxes.