The bank is likely to announce a dividend increase on March 26, after the Fed announces the results of its annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) of major U.S. bank holding companies. For more on CCAR and what investors can expect from the big banks in the way of dividend increases and stock buyback plans, please see Why You Should Celebrate Bank Stress Tests.
Shares of KKR were up 0.5% to $24.39, while JPMorgan's shares were down slightly to $59.33.
This chart shows the stock performance of KKR and JPM against the S&P 500 (^GSPC) since the end of 2011:
data by YCharts
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