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Wells Fargo Continues Mortgage Staff Layoffs as Refinancing Volume Drops

In comparison, the ROA for JPMorgan Chase (JPM) has ranged from 0.88% to 1.12% over the past five quarters, while JPM's ROTCE has ranged from 14.24% to 16.82%.

Citigroup (C)'s ROA has ranged from 0.10% to 0.88% over the past five quarters, while its ROTCE has ranged from 1.22% to 10.19%.

Bank of America (BAC)'s ROA has ranged from 0.06% to 0.73%, while its ROTCE has ranged from 0.85% to 10.16% over the past five quarters.

Wells Fargo's shares down 0.4% in early trading Thursday to $43.11 while the entire banking sector showed weakness. The KBW Bank Index (I:BKX) was down 1.3% to $63.85, with 22 of the 24 index components showing early declines, following the announcement of $920 million in regulatory fines fines against JPMorgan Chase.

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Philip W. van Doorn is a member of TheStreet's banking and finance team, commenting on industry and regulatory trends. He previously served as the senior analyst for TheStreet.com Ratings, responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. Mr. van Doorn previously served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Fla., and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he monitored banks in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Mr. van Doorn has additional experience in the mutual fund and computer software industries. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Long Island University.
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