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Most banks got the green light from the Fed with their capital plans. In a surprise, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase received only "conditional approval."
Veteran bank analyst Richard Bove continues to be bullish on the banking sector.
Wells Fargo's valuation to the consensus forward earnings estimate is only slightly above the rest of the "big four" U.S. banks, despite being the strongest and steadiest earner among the group for many years. TheStreet.com reports.
U.S. Bancorp and JPMorgan have been unfairly punished, analysts say.
Traders will be watching Thursday's earnings closely for signs of any trend that could break stocks out of their doldrums.
The long-term bull case for Boeing remains, despite 787 Dreamliner troubles, Carter Leake of BB&T Capital Markets says.
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Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
After the U.S. Fed announcement, the KBW Bank Index closed higher. TheStreet.com on the winners and losers.
Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 5,910.04 in early trading. Microsoft said net income fell a worse-than-expected 22 percent to $4.47 billion in the fiscal first quarter, which ended Sept. 30. BB&T bank, Philip Morris International and Boston Scientific also reported results that fell short of forecasts.
Markets in mainland China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and India were down. Microsoft said net income fell a worse-than-expected 22 percent to $4.47 billion in the fiscal first quarter, which ended Sept. 30. Microsoft shares fell in after-hours trading.
European Union leaders opened a two-day meeting in Brussels on Thursday and took a critical step by agreeing to create a banking supervisor to oversee institutions in the 17 countries using the euro. South Korea's Kospi lost 0.9 percent to 1,942.47 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.1 percent to 4,554.50.
BB&T profits were up but missed its expectations. Shares of the company dropped after the miss. Kelly King, chairman & CEO of BB&T Corporation, discusses the procedure for his company's earnings release, and its Q3 results.
NOT FEELING LUCKY: Google inadvertently released a disappointing earnings report early, and its stock plunged. Google ended the day down more than $60 per share, or 8 percent. EARNINGS WATCH: BB&T, Philip Morris International and Boston Scientific all fell after reporting disappointing earnings.
NEW YORK-- Google plummeted almost $80 per share, more than 10 percent, and trading in the stock was halted two and a half hours Thursday after a disappointing earnings report was published ahead of schedule and surprised investors. Google was trading at $754 per share at 12:30 p.m. EDT, then fell almost $20 in a minute after investors saw the report, a draft.
Google plunged 9 percent after it accidentally released a weak earnings report hours ahead of schedule. "This is a market that's waiting for a clear catalyst," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial. Google's stock dropped $68.19 to $687.30 before trading was suspended.
NEW YORK-- The stock market headed slightly lower on Thursday, following a leap in claims for unemployment benefits and weak results from American Express. The increase suggested that layoffs were increasing, however the Labor Department noted that there were technical reasons behind the swing, mainly delayed figures from one large state, California.
Though expectations have diminished in recent days that the 27- nation EU will agree on the terms of a banking union, investors are keen to hear updates on the economic fate of Spain, as well as Greece, which appears to be near to securing its next batch of bailout cash.
Stocks are opening mostly lower, breaking a four-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average, following a leap in claims for unemployment benefits and a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports. The Labor Department reported that applications for unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level in four months.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- BB&T Corp. says it will create 1,700 new jobs over five years in a large back-office operation near Piedmont Triad International Airport. The bank said Tuesday that it has signed a seven-year sublease to take over a former American Express Co. call center in Greensboro.