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Bank of America Corporation: Bank of America Raises Short-Term Expense Guidance, but Otherwise, First-Quarter Results Are Solid

Symbols
BAC
Sector(s)
Financial Services
Rating
Current Price
$41.57
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Bank of America is one of the largest financial institutions in the United States, with more than $2.5 trillion in assets. It is organized into four major segments: consumer banking, global wealth and investment management, global banking, and global markets. Bank of America's consumer-facing lines of business include its network of branches and deposit-gathering operations, home mortgage lending, vehicle lending, credit and debit cards, and small-business services. The company's Merrill Lynch operations provide brokerage and wealth management services, as does U.S. Trust private bank. Wholesale lines of business include investment banking, corporate and commercial real estate lending, and capital markets operations. Bank of America has operations in several countries.

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Analyst Profile

Eric Compton

Equity Analyst
Eric Compton, CFA, is an equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, covering the U.S. and Canadian banking sectors, including the U.S. money center banks, U.S. regional banks, and the Big Six Canadian banks.Before joining Morningstar in 2015, Compton was a business analyst for ESIS, a global provider of risk management products and a subsidiary of ACE Group. Compton holds a bachelor's degree in applied health science from Wheaton College. He has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst® program and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.