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
The stock is in a 'sweet spot' for value and is also a defensive play, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Erika Najarian.
Bank stocks end little changed as investors consider an upbeat ADP employment report and look ahead to the official numbers on Friday.
Some lower-quality fourth-quarter earnings beats could lead to EPS estimate cuts for some banks, according to Credit Suisse.
Following an 11% decline, FirstMerit shares trade at a 'noticeable discount' to peers, according to Oppenheimer analyst Terry McEvoy.
Most bank stocks rose on Tuesday, recovering a bit from the heavy selling of the previous two trading sessions.
With bank stocks seeing a painful pullback so far this year, this is a good time to list the five actively traded names with the highest dividend yields.
The painful decline in bank stocks is making some higher-flying regional banks more attractive for long-term investors.
Slowing manufacturing growth in the U.S. and China adds to last week's worries over emerging markets, sending bank stocks sharply lower.
Despite the long delay, Citigroup analyst Keith Horowitz believes the metrics of the M&T bid for Hudson City Bancorp have actually improved.
Most bank stocks were down in January, following two years of gains, presenting what may be an opportunity to jump in on the recovery play.
Most bank stocks ended lower on Friday, as the broad market followed overseas markets down over emerging-market currency fears.
European and Asian markets were very weak on Friday, as investors continued to worry over emerging-market and European economies, which is especially important to Citigroup.
Most bank stocks were solid on Thursday, after numbers from the Bureau of Economic Analysis data showed strong U.S. GDP growth for the fourth quarter.
JPMorgan is on its way to earning $7 a share in 2016, and can add another dollar of EPS when the federal funds rate rises, according to Deutsche Bank.
Most major U.S. banks have seen a major boost to earnings over the past few years from releases of loan loss reserves, which can't go on forever.
As the bank continues to prowl for a large acquisition, the main attraction for investors is its high dividend, according to KBW analyst Collyn Gilbert.
Most bank stocks head lower on continued concern over emerging markets as the Federal Reserve again cuts its "QE3" bond purchases.
Life insurance stocks have slipped on concerns over emerging markets and a weak market in Japan, creating a possible buying opportunity.
B of A's goal is to achieve an ROTCE of 14% within three years, but JPM is the 'lower risk play,' says Oppenheimer analyst Chris Kotowski.
Bank stocks were strong on Tuesday, as the broad market rebounded from the previous two sessions of losses on concern over emerging economies.
The Korean-American bank is 'at an attractive inflection point,' according to KBW analyst Julianna Balicka.
AIG's shares are significantly undervalued, as 'concerns following 3Q results were overdone,' according to B of A Merrill analyst Jay Cohen.
Bank stocks had another weak showing Monday, on slowing housing sales and concerns over a slowdown in emerging economies.
Sales of new homes declined sharply in December, and the sales prices also declined.
KBW analyst Fred Cannon sees Citi's Argentina exposure in a worst-case scenario lowering the bank's book value by 45 cents a share.
The bank's costly four-year investment program is necessary, but that's a very long wait for investors. You can jump back in later.
Most large-cap U.S. bank stocks headed sharply lower Friday, as investors fretted over an outflow of capital from Turkey and Argentina.
The card lender's shares were up over 5% in morning trading Friday, on an otherwise lousy morning for the banking sector.
Atlantic Equities analyst Richard Staite cuts his price target and earnings estimates for Citigroup, while lowering his rating on the stock to 'neutral.'
The trust and custody beat the fourth-quarter consensus EPS estimate, with significant increases in servicing and management fees.
Large-cap bank stocks took a pounding on Thursday, as positive economic news at home was outweighed by a decline in Chinese manufacturing.
Jordan Maglich, who runs the Ponzitracker Web site, has made public a huge Ponzi scheme database detailing more over 500 fraud schemes.
Rising fee income and tight control of expenses helped the Cleveland lender grow earnings during 2013 despite a narrowing net interest margin.
The Cincinnati bank reports fourth-quarter EPS of 43 cents, and grows its mortgage revenue sequentially.
Distressed sales of homes during 2013 made up a greater percentage of total sales than in 2012, despite the continuing housing recovery.
Most bank stocks head higher as earnings season continues.
The Bank's expenses are elevated as it works to get its compliance house in order, but Sterne Agee sees 16% upside for the shares.
The nation's eighth-largest bank beat the fourth-quarter EPS estimate by a penny, with continued growth in most loan categories.
Several large regional banks saw significant stock-price increases on Tuesday, as earnings reports continued to flow.