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Wells Fargo (WFC - Get Report) was the loser among major U.S. financial names Monday, with shares falling 8% to close at $24.42.
Wells Fargo announced
third-quarter earnings of $4.1 billion, or 72 cents a share, a penny below the consensus estimate among analysts polled by
Thomson Reuters. Investors were disappointed with a 4% quarter-over-quarter decline in revenue. However, CEO John Stumpf said during the company's conference call that he wanted "get as much back to shareholders as fast as we can and dividends are an important part of that."
KBW Bank Index (I:BKX) decline 4% to close at 36.53, with all 24 index components seeing early declines, except for
Northern Trust (NTRS), which was up 1% to close at $37.15, and
State Street , which rose two cents to close at $33.92.
Northern Trust will report its third-quarter results on Wednesday, and is expected by analysts polled by FactSet to post earnings of 69 cents a share, following second-quarter earnings of 62 cents and third-quarter 2010 earnings of 64 cents.
State Street is set to announce its third-quarter results on Tuesday, with the consensus among analysts being a third-quarter profit of 88 cents a share, compared to EPS of a dollar in the second quarter, and $1.08 in the third quarter of 2010.
Citigroup (C - Get Report) gave up earlier gains, with shares declining 2% to close at $27.93.
Citi reported third-quarter earnings of $3.8 billion, or $1.23 a share, which included a an accounting gain of 39 cents from the declining value of its own debt, similar to the third-quarter debit valuation adjustment reported by
JPMorgan Chase (JPM - Get Report).
Excluding the accounting gain,
Citi earned $84 cents a share in the third quarter, beating the consensus earnings estimate of 82 cents a share among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, with
strong growth in Citi's international consumer banking business offsetting weaker trading and investment banking revenues,.
Large banks seeing shares decline over 6% on Monday included
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB - Get Report), closing at $10.62; and
Regions Financial (RF - Get Report), closing at $3.46.
Fifth Third reports its third-quarter results on Wednesday, with analysts expecting earnings of 33 cents a share, declining from 35 cents the previous quarter with continued pressure on net interest margins for large banks, but rising from 22 cents a year earlier on lower credit costs.
Big banking names seeing 5% declines included
Comerica (CMA), closing at $24.46;
First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG - Get Report), at $9.33;
SunTrust (STI - Get Report), at $18.09; and
Zions Bancorporation (ZION), which closed at $15.89.