Stocks to Watch: JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, AMD

NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase ( JPM), still feeling the fallout from the "London Whale" trading loss, is expected by analysts Friday to report a third-quarter profit of $1.24 a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $24.53 billion.

5 Things to Watch for in JPMorgan Chase Earnings


Wells Fargo ( WFC), facing a lawsuit for its mortgage practices related to the financial crisis, is seen by analysts Friday posting quarterly earnings of 87 cents a share on revenue of $21.47 billion.


Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD) forecast Thursday third-quarter revenue of $1.27 billion, a 10% sequential decline. Previously, AMD had predicted a sequential decrease of 1%, plus or minus 3%.

Analysts were looking for sales of $1.38 billion.

AMD Slides on Weak Revenue


Shares of Sprint ( S) rose 14.3% to $5.76 on Thursday after the telecommunications company confirmed it was in talks for a possible "substantial" investment. from Japanese firm Softbank.

Reuters, citing sources with direct knowledge of the matter, reported Friday that Softbank is in talks with three major Japanese banks to borrow $23 billion (1.8 trillion yen) to finance a bid for Sprint.

Sprint Confirms Talks on Softbank Investment


-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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