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BAC

Bank of America

$30.26

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Wells Fargo

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1.02 (1.98%)

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Big banks push mortgage apps, websites as home lending slows, Reuters reports

Big U.S. banks are racing to launch websites and mobile apps to make getting a mortgage faster and easier as home lending activity slows, according to Reuters. Lenders have been spending on digital tools to cut costs, eliminate error-prone paperwork and appeal to younger home buyers, the report added. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC), and JPMorgan (JPM). Reference Link

BAC

Bank of America

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0.06 (0.20%)

WFC

Wells Fargo

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1.02 (1.98%)

JPM

JPMorgan

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-0.26 (-0.23%)

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BAC Bank of America
$30.26

0.06 (0.20%)

01/31/18
DBAB
01/31/18
NO CHANGE
Target $15
DBAB
Sell
GE likely to be dropped from Dow 30 index, says Deutsche Bank
General Electric (GE) is likely to be dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average after being in the index of 30 companies for over 110 years as an original member since 1896, Deutsche Bank analyst John Inch tells investors in a research note. The chances that GE could be removed from the Dow are increasing as the company continues to face "substantial challenges," the analyst writes. These include "earnings and cash pressure, tough global power generation markets, aggressive downsizing, shrinking its portfolio, management shake-up and SEC investigations," Inch argues. He sees "headline risk" as the most significant risk factor if GE were to be dropped from the Dow, "potentially amplified by GE's high mix of retail investors." Inch notes that the last major Dow shakeup occurred in September 2003, when American Airlines (AAL), Bank of America (BAC) and Hewlett Packard (HPQ) were removed and Goldman Sachs (GS), Nike (NKE) and Verizon (VZ) were added. Inch has a Sell rating on General Electric with a $15 price target. The shares closed yesterday down 33c to $15.95.
02/02/18
MSCO
02/02/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
BofA, JPMorgan, Citi best positioned for tougher CCAR test, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck said she had expected an easier stress test from the Federal Reserve but that the 2018 CCAR test actually seems tougher than last year, given the more intense recessions and lower asset prices modeled in it. A tougher test makes her less optimistic on her strong payout growth expectations, said Graseck, who sees Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan (JPM) and Citi (C) as best positioned to "weather the storm" and increase payouts given their resilient balance sheets and significant excess capital. She sees Goldman Sachs (GS), which recently cut buybacks, as at risk from a tougher test, which likely weighs on the bank's 2018 ask, Graseck added.
04/03/18
BMOC
04/03/18
NO CHANGE
Target $34
BMOC
Market Perform
Bank of America pullback provides a buying opportunity, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham says that the recent near-10% pullback in the Bank of America stock price provides investors with a buying opportunity. The analyst contends that the bank's stock trades much more closely in line with short term interest rates rather than the 10-year and believes that its net interest margins will prove to be "insensitive" to lower yields on the benchmark as well as higher LIBOR-OIS spreads. Fotheringham keeps his $34 price target and Market Perform rating on Bank of America, adding that its current two-year-forward P/E valuation multiple is close to its long-term historical average.
04/17/18
BMOC
04/17/18
NO CHANGE
Target $34
BMOC
Market Perform
Bank of America is the best of the 'big four' U.S. banks, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham kept his Market Perform rating and $34 price target on Bank of America (BAC) after its in-line Q1 earnings but raised his FY18 EPS view to $2.62 from $2.59 and FY19 view to $3.18 from $3.12. Fotheringham says than in contrast, he lowered earnings forecasts for JPMorgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), and Citigroup (C) because of higher costs and lower revenues, but Bank of America's better than expected net interest income rise justifies his view of the bank as the "best of the bunch". The analyst also notes the bank's more favorable valuation trading at a below-average two-year-forward P/E multiple despite his forecast of double the core earnings growth rate of Bank of America's peers.
WFC Wells Fargo
$52.57

1.02 (1.98%)

04/16/18
NOMU
04/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $68
NOMU
Buy
Wells Fargo earnings underwhelming, but not a value trap, says Nomura
Nomura Instinet analyst Bill Carcache lowered his price target for Wells Fargo to $68 from $72 saying Friday's earnings results were "underwhelming" as the company reported softer revenue growth. The analyst, however, continues to believe that shares of Wells Fargo are "not a value trap." Shareholders "able to weather the current storm" will be rewarded with 10% earnings growth, mid- to high-teens return on tangible equity, and a multiple rerating when the market regains confidence, Carcache tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Merck (MRK) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Geoffrey Meacham saying he believes the company will continue to take share in first-line lung cancer, driven by positive KN-189 and KN-042 data. 2. Acuity Brands (AYI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities with analyst Joseph Osha saying he believes the stock is finally trading at a "reasonable valuation based on reasonable expectations." 3. AMD (AMD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Kevin Cassidy citing valuation and the company's margin expansion potential. 4. Tiffany (TIF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Loop Capital with analyst Laura Champine saying her initial meeting with the company's new CEO Alessandro Bogliogo added to her confidence. 5. Citi (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) were upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/16/18
BARD
04/16/18
NO CHANGE
Target $62
BARD
Outperform
Lower expectations limit Wells Fargo downside, says Baird
Baird analyst David George said Wells Fargo reported messy Q1 results, but lowered expectations should limit the downside in the shares. The analyst said core fees were weak, but expenses were in line as was loan growth. George maintained his Outperform rating and $62 price target on Wells Fargo shares.
JPM JPMorgan
$111.47

-0.26 (-0.23%)

04/11/18
HSBC
04/11/18
INITIATION
Target $111
HSBC
Hold
JPMorgan initiated with a Hold at HSBC
HSBC analyst Alevizos Alevizakos started JPMorgan with a Hold rating and $111 price target. The analyst sees minimal share upside from current valuation levels.
04/11/18
04/11/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), and Facebook (FB) were initiated with a Buy at Monness Crespi. 2. Caterpillar (CAT) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham. 3. JPMorgan (JPM) initiated with a Hold at HSBC. 4. eBay (EBAY) assumed with an Overweight at KeyBanc. 5. Ericsson (ERIC) initiated with a Hold at Berenberg. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
04/02/18
KEYB
04/02/18
NO CHANGE
KEYB
Efforts to strengthen in-store healthcare offering positive for Walmart, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Edward Yruma notes that the push to provide consumer-driven and lower-cost healthcare continues its push into retail as The Wall Street Journal reports that Walmart (WMT) is in discussions to acquire or develop a closer partnership Humana (HUM). This is on the heels of Amazon's (AMZN) recent JV with Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A; BRK.B) and JPMorgan (JPM) to provide healthcare for employees, he adds. The analyst views any efforts to strengthen the in-store healthcare offering as a positive for Walmart's stock.

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