Continued improvement in home prices accounted for most of the improvement in financial stress levels, according a PNC Financial index.» Read More
The Street has been making this distinction for months, and it is now accelerating. For example, look at some of the smaller regional banks that have less exposure to construction/real estate than others, and how they have performed in the last year:
With all this news about Fannie, Freddie, Lehman, WaMu, and others, you might be asking yourself, are there any good banks out there. Here is a screen for stocks from the S&P Financials sector that are actually doing well for the year.
A number of U.S. banks stand to gain after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Dick Bove, analyst at Ladenburg Thalman & Co., told CNBC.
Oil prices, which have plunged 26% in the past month and a half, could continue moving lower in the coming weeks, analysts believe.
The rapid slide in commodities prices is fueling the runup in stocks. But market pros think the switch might be short-lived.
Philip Duff of Duff Capital Advisors offers CNBC the hedge-fund view of where Merrill Lynch, regional banks, the markets and oil are headed.
U.S. money manager BlackRock posted a better-than-expected 23 percent rise in second-quarter profit as assets under management rose.
The two factors moving the market today were 1) the drop in oil, now down almost 10 percent in two days, and 2) the rally in financials.
Anxiety about the cost of raising money triggered some serious selling that ended with blood running down the Street...
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.
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Some of the nation’s biggest banks have closed their doors to students at community colleges, for-profit universities and other less competitive institutions, the NYT reports.
KeyCorp dropped 12% Wednesday after underestimating its exposure to bad loans. Has the subprime slime spread all the way to the neighborhood bank?
Joe Keating, CIO of private asset management at RBC Bank, picked stocks for graying Boomers. Plus: Web-Exclusive picks -- not on TV!
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.
Stocks finished flat Monday as concerns about the Federal Reserve's rate decision in a couple of days kept a lid on activity generated by merger buzz.
Stocks ticked higher Monday amid merger buzz but index gains were modest as the market awaits the Federal Reserve's rate decision later this week.
Morgan Stanley analysts Monday told clients to "sell the rally" in financial stocks, slashing forecasts for big bank earnings and warning that the current credit crunch is only just beginning.
Stocks retreated after an early pop Monday as the early market buzz was all about deals and deal makers.