According to C.J. Lawrence analysts, financial stocks are priced at historically low multiples for a period of economic expansion.
HSBC will focus on shoring up its balance sheet before returning more cash to shareholders in the first half of this year, a decision which has sent its stock tumbling on the final day in office for outgoing CEO Stuart Gulliver.
Citigroup boosted CEO Michael Corbat's pay to $23 million, even as the bank failed to meet the CEO's own profitability goal for a third straight year, and as it reported a full-year net loss of $6.2 billion due to the write-off of tax credits that management had touted as a competitive advantage.
The Goldman Sachs board of directors gave CEO Lloyd Blankfein a 9% pay raise in 2017 to $24 million, even as the firm turned in its worst performance in years.
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The payments include penalties assessed by the U.S. Justice Department over matters related to its Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering compliance programs.
The bank is expected to 'raise the bar again' at its Feb. 27 investor day, Barclays analysts write.
Three bankers in the Swiss bank's loan-bundling unit got administrative assistants to complete required compliance training courses on their behalf. As punishment, they had to give back a portion of their 2015 bonuses.
The core consumer price index, which excludes volatile items like energy and food, climbs 0.3% in January. Economists surveyed by FactSet had projected a 0.2% rise on average.
Both banks should hold up well if price pressures continue to heat up.
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