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*Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto- Dominion boost dividends. TORONTO, Feb 28- Three of Canada's top banks posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profits on Thursday as they relied on lower loan-loss provisions, cost-cutting, and stronger international revenue to offset slower growth in domestic consumer lending.
TORONTO, Feb 28- Toronto-Dominion Bank reported a stronger-than-expected 21 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by lower loan losses and lending growth at its retail banks, and raised its dividend by 5 percent. The bank, Canada's second largest, earned C $1.79 billion, or C $1.86 a share, in the first quarter ended on Jan. 31.
TORONTO, Feb 28- Toronto-Dominion Bank reported a 21 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by loan growth at its Canadian and U.S. retail banks and allowing it to raise its dividend by 5 percent. The bank, Canada's second-largest, earned C $1.79 billion, or C $1.86 a share, in the first quarter ended on Jan 31.
Herbalife reports quarterly earnings after the closing bell. But which way is the stock likely to head?
Stocks continue to make gains, but not because of investor optimism, Josh Brown says.
*Client assets at Schwab reach a record $2.01 trillion. NEW YORK, Feb 14- Clients of Charles Schwab Corp. ramped up trading in January as the big retail brokerage firm on Thursday reported an 8 percent increase in average daily trades from a year earlier and 5 percent higher than in December.
In an effort to make his point that it can be done, Obama mentioned Apple Inc, whose chief executive, Tim Cook, attended the speech, and which has already pledged to move some Mac computer manufacturing back to the United States from China.
NEW YORK, Feb 7- Charles Schwab Corp is waiving transaction fees on exchange-traded funds, the online brokerage said on Thursday, applying the formula it used to sell mutual funds to the masses to increasingly popular ETFs. Schwab ended 2012 with $223.2 billion of client money in its OneSource no-fee mutual fund platform, which includes over 4,000 funds.
American companies aspire European region to boost its profit in 2013 after years of weakness.
Feb 6- The corner is far from turned in Europe, but for some U.S. companies there is a sense that they have reached- or can at least see- a bottom after years of weakness, a welcome change that could help boost profits in 2013..
TD Ameritrade Senior Vice President Steve Quirk discusses the company's latest investor sentiment survey.
Retail investors reduced risk exposure in January, according to TD Ameritrade. Steve Quirk, TD Ameritrade, offers insight on a new sentiment index.
Bullishness from retail investors eased a bit at the end of January, according to a new sentiment index from TD Ameritrade.
Now that the Dow Jones is flirting with all-time highs, retail investors can still enjoy additional gains, TD Ameritrade executives told the company's annual conference in San Diego on Thursday.
After four years of belt-tightening, American companies are good at squeezing more profit out of every dollar of sales - a skill that chief executives regard as critical in the face of an uncertain economy.
*Honeywell, McDonald's profit despite shaky sales. McDonald's Corp was able to beat Wall Street's profit forecasts by keeping its locations open on Christmas and rolling out the cult favorite McRib sandwich in December.
NEW YORK, Jan 24- E* Trade Financial Corp, which last week named a new chief executive to help shed bad loans and return it to its online brokerage roots, reported a fourth-quarter 2012 loss on a higher-than-expected cost in refinancing its debt. The New York- based company reported a loss of $186 million, or 65 cents a share, for the fourth quarter.
U.S. stock futures were flat Tuesday, after major averages hit multi-year highs last Friday, as investors hesitated to jump in ahead of several major earnings reports.
Jan 22- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp on Tuesday said quarterly net income fell 3.4 percent from a year earlier but beat analysts' expectations on record new assets from clients.