Shareholders voted against splitting CEO James Dimon's two roles by an even wider margin than last year, sending the shares up 1.4%.
The migration to rural areas has led to increased economic losses from tornadoes, even if the number of tornadoes hasn't grown in recent years.
The JPMorgan CEO's excellent track record speaks for itself, and separating his CEO and chairman roles would do nothing for shareholders.
Bank stocks continued their remarkable run on Monday, even though the broad market was flat.
GE Capital will pay even more in dividends to General Electric than it did last year, feeding a huge capital return to shareholders.
With Bank of America's shares trading right at tangible book value, KBW analyst Christopher Mutascio thinks it's time for investors to take a breather.
Separation of investment banks from commercial banks would weaken the investment banks and make big failures, and bailouts, more likely.
Investor euphoria resumed on Friday as the broad indices pushed further into record territory, with bank stocks again leading the way.
The Federal Reserve's annual stress tests need to incorporate liquidity, since overnight funding lockups and bank runs cause bank failures.
Banks stocks were mostly lower on Thursday, following a disappointing batch of economic reports.
While it is stylish for politicians to cry for the end of 'too big to fail' banks, a rational reduction of systemic risk requires more thought.
Bank stocks led the broad market again on Wednesday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hit new highs.
HSBC is in the midst of a remarkable turnaround and on Wednesday announced plans to maintain a very strong efficiency ratio.
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor raised his price target for Bank of America's shares by two dollars, but stuck with a neutral rating.
Bank stocks led the way on Tuesday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both hit new highs.
The stock has the highest forward P/E among components of the KBW Bank Index, justified by strong long-term earnings and growth prospects.
Decent economic reports on Monday fed a rise in trust bank stocks, while large mortgage REITS fared poorly.
Oppenheimer analyst Christopher Glynn sees very strong industrial earnings trends for General Electric.
U.S. Bancorp trades lower to earnings estimates than most regional bank peers, despite having the best long-term earnings track record.
Stocks were strong on Friday as the dollar continued to strengthen and the price of gold sank by over 2%.
According to Franklin Codel, the bank's head of mortgage production, expenses will automatically be reduced as loan demand declines.
Fannie on Thursday announced it would pay a $59.4 billion dividend to the government, showing how lucrative the GSE bailout is becoming.
The profitable mortgage giant will make a $59.4 billion dividend payment to the U.S. Treasury after a huge release of deferred tax assets.
Wells Fargo showed the strongest credit card growth among major lenders in the first quarter, and is poised for even greater expansion.
Most bank stocks headed higher on Wednesday, as the broad market remained hot.
The global banking giant posted some very impressive first-quarter earnings numbers and BernsteinResearch sees 17% upside for the stock.
Even if higher EPS estimates for KeyCorp hold up, KBW analyst Christopher Mutascio says investors should steer clear of the stock.
Most bank stocks headed higher on Tuesday, despite a report from the Federal Reserve of slowing consumer credit growth.
Bank M&A deal volume remains "subdued" according to KBW, but banks that have completed deals are seeing their stocks outperform peers.
Even after solid performance for the banking sector this year, on the heels of last year's strong recovery, there are plenty of bank stock bargains to be found.
The good news for the bank includes many institutional investors dropping their objections to a settlement, and a sweet deal with MBIA.
Shares of American International Group rose 6% on Friday, after the company's property and casualty unit returned to profitability.
With better pricing and a declining loss ratio, AIG reported a first-quarter underwriting profit and blew past the consensus EPS estimate.
Bank stocks recovered from Wednesday's disappointing job growth report, as jobless claims dropped to their lowest level in five years.
After a slowdown for loan growth in the first quarter, FIG Partners analyst John Rodis sees activity for small to mid-sized banks picking up.
Most bank stocks headed lower Wednesday afternoon, after a disappointing private-sector employment growth report from ADP.
Bank stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, after the S&P/Case-Schiller Indices showed sustained momentum for the U.S. housing recovery.
The trend of meeting EPS estimates through expense cuts could signal a rough period for regional banks, but there are still some undervalued shares.
Most bank stocks were up on Monday, with reports of increasing pending home sales and a slower increase in consumer spending in March.
Wells Fargo would fare best among big banks under Brown-Vitter, but would still need to raise a boatload of additional capital to comply.
The Atlanta lender should "garner a higher multiple and outperform peers going forward," according to FBR analyst Paul Miller.
Most bank stocks headed lower on Friday after a disappointing first-quarter GDP number was announced.
After completing the first successful U.S. bank IPO since 2011, ConectOne of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., reported strong first-quarter results.
A bill proposing a 15% capital requirement on the largest U.S. banks confuses the massive effort to comply with Dodd-Frank and Basel III.
Bank stocks were mostly higher on Thursday, after the Department of Labor reported a reduction in unemployment claims.
Analysts have dramatically opposing views about the bank's prospects for maintaining its industry-leading dividend.
The Birmingham, Ala., lender led bank stocks again on Wednesday, after showing good first-quarter progress on Tuesday.
Long-term investors can't afford to ignore the card lenders continued growth and consistent solid returns.
Investors cheered an earnings beat by Regions Financial, driven by improving credit and lower expenses.
A potential 34% earnings increase is not reflected in Bank of America's stock price, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck.
Guggenheim Securities analyst David Darst says investors are feeling "more comfortable" about the bank's prospects.
JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa downgrades GE, saying 'the stock is dead money near term.'
General Electric beats the consensus first-quarter earnings estimate by 4 cents, although its industrial revenue declines 6%.
The credit card lender's stock rose more than 6% after the company reported strong first-quarter operating earnings growth.
State Street reported increases in fees and trading revenue that more than offset a decline in net interest revenue.
The regional lender's first-quarter mortgage revenue declined as expected, but net income was down only slightly from the previous quarter.
The investment bank's shares were down 5% after its first-quarter earnings beat the consensus estimate because of a tax benefit.
The lender reported a sharp decline in expenses, and CEO Beth Moody expects annualized savings of $200 million by the end of 2013.
The regional lender beats the consensus first-quarter EPS estimate by a nickel, even when adjusting for a gain on holdings of Vantiv shares.
GE's first-quarter earnings report on Friday will be a complicated affair, including the sale of the remaining stake in NBCUniversal.
Bank of America leads financial stocks sharply lower on Wednesday.
The custody and processing bank reports a net loss on a preannounced tax charge, with flat fees and other revenue.
Huntington CEO Stephen Steinour says the company will see an eventual payoff of its market share increase when interest rates rise.
Citigroup again outperformed the financial sector on Tuesday, as investors continued to celebrate the company's long-term recovery.
Despite revenue declines, the Dallas lender's earnings increased and beat the consensus estimate as headcount and salary expenses fell.
The Minneapolis lender meets earnings expectations, as a decline in mortgage-related expenses offset a sharp decline in mortgage revenue.
Citigroup reports solid trading and investment banking results, as credit continues to recover and the balance sheet continues to strengthen.
Citi bucked the trend on a lousy day for the broad market for and bank stocks, with shares up slightly, following a strong earnings report.
In contrast to others, Atlantic Equities analyst Richard Staite sees 'shares trading broadly sideways over the coming year.'
M&T's stock sank after the Buffalo, N.Y., lender announced its acquisition of Hudson City Bancorp would be delayed over regulatory concerns.
Bank stocks were mixed, after numbers from the Department of Labor showed a weekly decline in unemployment applications.
Bank stocks get a boost after the minutes of the latest Federal Open Market Committee showed support for the central bank's stimulus.
UBS analyst Stephen Scinicariello sees 'relative value' for investors in these regional bank stocks.
These banks just keep bringing home the bacon for investors.
Most bank stocks traded higher on Tuesday, along with the broad market, as investors looked forward to a slew of earnings reports.
The bank's eventual replacement of ousted CEO John Koelmel could be a 'catlalyst' for its shares, according to KBW analyst Damon DelMonte.
GE is paying a 38% premium for the manufacturer of oil well equipment.
Bank stocks recovered late on Friday from earlier losses, after official numbers showed a sharp slowdown in U.S. employment growth during March.
Wells Fargo faces a huge decline in mortgage origination income, but nearly all of that decline could be offset by other mortgage items.
Bank stocks led the market higher on Thursday, as news of economic stimulus in Japan overshadowed rising U.S. unemployment claims.
Slow loan growth and declining mortgage income set up a rough earnings season, notes Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin.
Prudential has filed a complaint saying Bank of America and Merrill Lynch schemed to defraud the insurer on $2 billion in MBS sales.
Big bank stocks took a pounding on Wednesday, after ADP announced a sharp decline in private-sector job creating during March.
Fannie Mae's dividends to the government may reach epic proportions, setting up a potential battle royal with junior preferred shareholders.
Fannie's shares gave up earlier gains to close with a 13% gain after the government sponsored mortgage giant reported record earnings.
In a difficult operating environment, banks continue looking to boost earnings through expense cuts and share buybacks.
Bank stocks led the broad market lower on Tuesday, after the ISM manufacturing index came in lower than expected.
The broad market was strong Thursday, but bank stocks trailed, following disappointing economic reports and the reopening of Cypriot bank.
The Cyprus bank 'bail-in' shows why it's better for some European countries to have their own floating currencies.
The addition of FDIC Insurance and a checkbook balancing 'alternative' make Bluebird from Walmart and American Express a winner.
JPMorgan Chase led bank stocks lower after the New York Times said federal prosecutors were looking at the company's ties to Bernard Madoff.
Headlines have focused on the big bad banks' practice of forcing mortgage borrowers to have insurance, but it's actually a good thing.
The bank's shares pulled back as Warren Buffett's deal to convert his Goldman Sachs warrant highlighted his Bank of America warrant.
Investors playing Dell's shares on the hope of a takeout bid trumping Michael Dell's offer are risking plenty with little reward.
U.S. bank stocks were weak on Monday, although the reaction to the Cyprus bailout deal could only be considered mild.
The preferred shares continued to rise on Friday, as investors looked far ahead to the eventual repayment of the GSEs' government bailout.
Fannie Mae's preferred shares popped again Friday morning, while trading action seemed to settle for common shares of Fannie and Freddie Mac.
Daytraders have feasted on the government-sponsored mortgage giants' common stocks, but the preferred shares are a better long-term play.
Common shares of both mortgage giants pulled back sharply following a two-day pop, while Fannie's preferred shares soared.
Shares of the mortgage giants popped for a second day on the possibility that deferred tax assets will help them repay their bailouts.