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US large-cap regional banks' stocks now appear to be in "capitulation mode" and will likely trade below fair value in the near term, an analyst at Merrill Lynch said.
It was a mixed day, which started poorly with a big earnings warning from HMO Coventry, as well as Burlington Northern and Smucker's, which noted higher soybean oil and wheat costs were hurting their bottom line.
Not only did BB&T rally into positive territory (it was down almost 10 percent), but other regional banks like Suntrust also rallied modestly. Why? Because shorts keep pressing these names under the theory that many will follow KeyCorp and Fifth Third and cut the dividend;
U.S. banks may need to raise $65 billion of additional capital to cope with mounting losses from a global credit crisis that will not peak until 2009, Goldman Sachs & Co analysts said on Tuesday.
With its recent run-up, is it time to jump further into the financials sector? Here is a stock screen of some stocks you may want to look at.
A flood of numbers from both government and industry confronted investors through the week, making for some choppy trading and a lot of educated guesses from analysts, fund managers, and investors.
Lots of analysts and fund managers tell investors that the credit crunch is not over, with more write-downs expected -- and that financial stocks are to be avoided at all costs. But Punk Ziegel's Richard Bove is not among them.
Regional banks SunTrust Banks and Fifth Third Bancorp posted lower quarterly profits Tuesday as they set aside substantially more money to cover bad loans.
With stagflation in the air, where's an investor to turn? Morningstar's Christine Benz urges a close look at companies that pay dividends.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Will Citigroup cut its long established dividend? Not even remotely possible, says one analyst.
A weak dollar and strong stocks are putting Canuck banks into position to buy up their American counterparts.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
“They’re pulling themselves out of the market to regroup,” is what one of my mortgage broker buddies told me on the phone this morning when I asked how in the heck Wells Fargo could raise rates on a 30-year jumbo fixed rate mortgage from 6 7/8% to 8% overnight. A jumbo is anything over $417,000, and given today’s home prices, that’s going to hit an awful lot of borrowers.
Las Vegas Sands, Mueller Water Products, BB&T and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
BB&T, the nation's 10th largest bank, said profits fell 42%, hurt by a number of charges to restructure its portfolio.