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Regional Banks bounced back on Friday, ending a rough week for the banking sector in the wake of the Federal Reserve's stress tests.
With its capital plans rejected twice in three years, it's time for Citi to radically simplify its operations, according to Societe Generale.
Large-cap bank stocks were weak on the first day of trading after the Federal Reserve completed the second round of its annual stress tests.
Here are some winners and losers from the Federal Reserve's review of large banks' plans to deploy excess capital.
Citigroup and analysts are quite surprised with the Fed's rejection of the bank's 2014 capital plan.
The second part of the Federal Reserve's annual bank stress-test processes with only 25 of 30 banks having their capital plans approved by the regulator.
A new report on payday lending points to the way to greater regulation for non-bank lenders this year, but there could also be a new player in the market.
Bank stocks were mixed on Tuesday as investors waited for the Fed to announce on Wednesday results of its capital plan reviews for large banks.
Despite cutting his buyback and EPS estimates for Bank of America, Citigroup Analyst Keith Horowitz still recommends buying the shares.
Discover shines in many ways, including a relatively low valuation, a high ROE and a significant reduction in share count from buybacks.
Investors expect the bank to announce another plan for significant buybacks following the Federal Reserve's next stress-test announcement.
The bank was downgraded by Atlantic Equities analyst Richard Staite, in part because of its "poor performance" in last week's stress tests.
Despite the large amounts of share buybacks, some of the nation's biggest banks have diluted common shareholders over the past two years.
Most bank stocks end mixed after 29 of 30 banks pass the first round of the Federal Reserve's annual stress tests.
Bank of America passed the first round of the Federal Reserve's stress tests, but without much room to spare.
The Fed was upbeat about the results of its expanded round of bank stress tests, but Zions Bancorporation of Salt Lake City failed the test.
Large-cap bank stocks are strong heading into the Federal Reserve's announcement of stress test results, but the "main event" is next week.
This year's augmented stress tests could cause Citi some pain, but the bank should still be able to return plenty of capital to investors.
Most bank stocks rose as the broad market pulled back, after the FOMC tapered as expected and shed light on when sort-term interest rates might rise.
The nation's largest bank agrees to sell its physical commodities trading business to Mercuria Energy Group for $3.5 billion in cash.
Analysts keep cutting their earnings estimates for Citi, but B of A Merrill Lynch analyst Erica Najarian sees 35% upside for the shares.
Credit Suisse cuts its rating on HSBC all the way to "underperform" from "outperform."
Investors expect steady sailing following the first two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee under the leadership of Janet Yellen.
Earnings estimate revision trends are likely to favor Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase over Citigroup over the next year, according to Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin.
Stocks of large U.S. banks were strong on Monday, as investors shrugged off Russia's land grab and cheered rising U.S. manufacturing.
These large-cap U.S. banks that "could reach" into the category of 'best managed Banks,' according to the equity analyst team at RBC Capital Markets.
Shares of Bank of America decline 2% on another weak day for the sector, as investors continued to worry about Russia's aggression in Ukraine.
Independent Bank of Hanover, Mass., can continue its strong EPS growth 'in nearly any environment,' according to KBW analyst Collyn Gilbert.
The custody bank leads the banking sector lower amid a broad market selloff.
Analysts differ on whether disappointing February results have led to a buying opportunity, or signal weakening performance for 2014.
The company files the registration for the IPO of its North American Retail Finance unit, which will eventually be completely spun-off.
Investors continue to sell as they look to the coming bipartisan Senate bill to wind-down the government-sponsored mortgage giants.
Investors can expect another day of extreme volatility for shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, amid mixed signals from Washington.
Shares of Fannie and Freddie Mac see huge declines after key members of the Senate Banking Committee announce an agreement on winding the GSEs down.
Both banks are ready for significantly higher payouts to investors, according to Janney Capital Markets analyst Sameer Gokhale.
Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski expects banks' excess capital to support higher payouts, improve confidence and raise stock prices.
KBW cuts its rating and earnings estimates for USB on expected declines loan loss reserve releases and mortgage revenue.
Bank stocks on Monday fared slightly better than the broad market, which was held back by disappointing export numbers out of China.
Five years from the March 9, 2009 bottom, Oppenheimer Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus expects the market's bull run to continue.
The battle over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will go on for years, but many investors have already made a killing.
It's been a great five-year recovery for bank stocks, but looking back 10 years we see a painful story for many long-term investors.
Bank stocks were strong again on Thursday, as unemployment claims declined.
California banks in urban areas are well-positioned for 'robust' loan growth and revenue growth, according to KBW analyst Julianna Balicka.
JPMorgan's four-year outlook leaves out many factors that could significantly boost its earnings, as well as its stock price.
Bank stocks were strong on Wednesday, despite some disappointing economic reports.
Citi's 2014 earnings are expected to be hit hard from weak trading revenue.
U.S. bank stocks rebound in a major way, as tensions in the Ukraine ease, at least temporarily.
General Electric's CEO puts his money where his mouth is.
The stubbornly low valuation of Citigroup's shares 'isn't sustainable,' according to UBS analyst Derek De Vries.
Bank stocks fared worse than the broad market on the first trading day following Russia's invasion of Crimea.
After the Fed's announcement of bank stress test results on March 20, banks on March 26 will announce plans to return capital to investors.
Rising interest rates can be tough on markets, but there's no need to panic, according to FM Global SVP of Investments Paul LaFleche.
Brian Fox, president of Confirmation.com, sheds light on how borrowers commit receivables fraud.
Bank stocks rounded off the week with another day of gains, while shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cooled off.
Citi announces an earnings restatement tied to accounting fraud by a Mexican oil services company.
Bank stocks rise after the Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen acknowledges softening economic data in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.
The battle over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is heating up, which means this man will be very busy answering questions for the foreseeable future.
Freddie Mac follows Fannie Mae in announcing its total dividends paid to the government will exceed the government's bailout investment.
Even when excluding hefty extraordinary items, Royal Bank of Scotland saw a 15% decline in operating profit during 2013.
Most bank stocks ended higher on Wednesday, while the broad market traded sideways.
The health of the U.S. banking industry is continuing to improve, although the hostile interest rate environment is placing a drag on operating revenue.
There were no surprises at JPMorgan's Investor Day, setting the stock up for a much higher P/E multiple, according to analysts.
Can today's scheduled Congressional grilling of Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan lead to greater pressure on Switzerland to allow the release of list of U.S. clients suspected of tax evasion?
Most bank stocks showed weakness Thursday on mixed economic reports, and the Fed set two important March dates for Bank stock investors.
JPM has added thousands of employees to handle regulatory compliance, but expects its total headcount to decline for a third straight year.
The government-sponsored enterprise leads financial names higher on a very strong Monday for the broad market.
The government Keeps Wallowing in GSE Dividends while private investors suffer.
Regulations meant to make the biggest banks less risky are also keeping the biggest banks from shrinking.
This is National Savings Week and also tax season -- an excellent time to assess whether you are saving enough to meet your financial goals.
Most bank stocks rise on Friday as investors shrug off another disappointing housing report.
The transcripts of the Federal Open Market Committee's emergency meetings in 2008 make for fun and fascinating reading.
The bank may boost its "normalized" earnings outlook significantly at its annual investor conference on Tuesday.
Most large-cap bank stocks end higher, after the Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI for the U.S. in February showed a huge increase.
Mortgage loan servicers have had an amazing ride, but now face much more regulatory scrutiny and a possible reduction in fees.
With home buying and ownership expense rising so rapidly, it may be best to jump in and make a purchase now, before it becomes unaffordable.
Most large-cap bank stocks pulled back on Wednesday, following a disappointing report on January housing starts.
With a continuing capital build and lower ROE, analysts expect JPMorgan to focus on cost-cutting at its investor conference next Tuesday.
The French bank reported a fourth-quarter net income Group share of 1.293 billion euros and also announced a plan to restore its dividend.
The company makes a pathetic first attempt to defuse an outcry over its new credit card agreement.
Most financial stocks traded sideways on Tuesday, with mostly negative economic reports.
The bank expects a major improvement in its ROE this year, with some analysts thinking EPS estimates must rise, which can drive the stock.
Financial planning is made much easier using SunTrust's new SummitView system.
Most stocks of large-cap U.S. banks rose on Thursday, when market news was dominated by the merger agreement between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Investors may not be entirely thrilled with MetLife's fourth-quarter earnings, but analysts see plenty of upside for the stock over the next year.
States with judicial foreclosure processes are seeing foreclosures peak, according to RealtyTrac.
Shares of SunTrust of Atlanta were down more than 3% on a rather weak Wednesday for the banking sector.
Banks are reacting to a slowdown in mortgage lending activity by lowering their underwriting standard, which could boost the housing market.
Despite making so many excellent points in its lawsuit, Better Markets has little chance to succeed in having the JPMorgan settlement tossed.
Following a brutal pullback this year, the mortgage servicer's shares are trading for just 6.5 times the consensus 2015 EPS estimate.
Bank stocks were strong after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated a continued market-friendly policy.
Most of the bank's fourth-quarter profit was wiped out by fines, legal expenses and costs associated with its "Transform" program.
Most bank stocks traded sideways on Monday, although Federal Reserve data boded well for 2014 loan-growth forecasts.
American Express is making a push for more merchants to accept its cards, and analysts are buying.
The bank has a lot on its plate heading into Tuesday's earnings report, including a report of a particularly nasty theft of customer data.
Most bank stocks ended higher on Friday, as investors cheered an increase in the U.S. labor participation rate.
A dozen Northeast community banks could be prime takeout targets for rivals needing more deposits to fund loan growth.
Citi's stock is down 8% this year on concerns over emerging-markets exposure, setting up what could be a lucrative buying opportunity.
Bank stocks led the market higher on Thursday, as better-than-expected unemployment numbers set up Friday's January unemployment report.
Citigroup has agreed to make refunds to thousands of borrowers for over-charging them for force-placed insurance.
Stocks of the biggest U.S. banks are still trading near their highest discounts to regional banks, but that may change soon, according to Evercore Partners