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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."
These two banks may find it hard to significantly increase dividends or buybacks.
The Bernanke-Draghi put: still very real, still very effective. It's happening again: a central banker (Draghi) speaks, confirms he is keeping rates low.
Veteran bank analyst Richard Bove continues to be bullish on the banking sector.
The Shanghai Index fell 3.7 percent as China gets serious about reining in the property sector, ordering a stricter enforcement of sales taxes.
The market seems so desperate to get to historic highs that I'm worried everyone will be exhausted by the time we get there.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer makes calls on viewer's favorite stocks: Southern Copper, Oneok and more.
The bulls were banking on Regions Financial, with the stock near its 52-week highs.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
TheStreet.com identifies bank stocks that are trading at low multiples to forward earnings estimates.
Four trades are poised to gain in 2013, the CNBC "Fast Money" pros say.
Regions Financial is being investigated by the U.S. government for improperly accounting for nonperforming loans during the financial crisis.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Wall Street begins an extremely abbreviated trading week today, with U.S. stock markets closing at 1 p.m. ET ahead of tomorrow's Christmas Day holiday.
Does offering extra cash to shareholders improve a company's stock performance? Not necessarily.
Some of the best bank stock money makers this year have been the names that were so lousy last year, and they still haven't made up what they lost, according to one writer for TheStreet.com.
Oct 23- A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a $9.2 million securities arbitration ruling against Morgan Keegan& Co stemming from a group of bond funds that became the subject of a civil fraud action by regulators.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Regions Financial Corp. on Tuesday posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings, as the regional bank set aside less cash to cover loan losses. Regions reported net income of $301 million, or 21 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30.
Compared to the same period a year ago, consumer discretionary and financial companies have taken the lead, showing EPS growth of 8 percent and 5 percent, respectively.