Posts Tagged ‘US Bancorp (USB)’

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Warren Buffett and Lou Simpson Are Bullish On These Stocks

Lou Simpson, a former understudy of Warren Buffett, is the manager of SQ Advisors. Simpson has enjoyed great success running GEICO, returning an average......(read more)
PNC Financial Services (NYSE:PNC)

Exploring How 1 Bank Makes Its Money

Source: Tax Credits. Many investors shy away from investing in banks because they seem too complex or too difficult to understand, as they often have......(read more)
Jamie Dimon

Big Bank Stocks: Why Risky Bankers Get Fired (and Conservative Ones Don’t)

Risk is cool and sexy. It’s also what destroys financial institutions and gets executives fired. At the end of last week, I wrote an article about......(read more)
BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT)

Bank of America Corp (BAC): BB&T Corporation (BBT)’s Efficiency Ratio Is Up, Should Shareholders Be Concerned?

There are two ways a bank can cannibalize revenue and, by implication, shareholder return: They can underwrite bad loans and/or operate inefficiently &#......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Citigroup Inc. (C), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), U.S. Bancorp (USB) – Big Banks vs. Baby Banks: Which Would You Buy?

Motley Fool analyst Matt Koppenheffer sits down with Rick Engdahl for a side-of-desk interview about banks. Are they really that hard to understand? Can......(read more)
PNC Financial Services (NYSE:PNC)

U.S. Bancorp (USB), PNC Financial Services (PNC): Two Super-Regional Banks to Watch

Motley Fool analyst Matt Koppenheffer sits down with Rick Engdahl for a side-of-desk interview about banks. Are they really that hard to understand? Can......(read more)
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Citigroup Inc. (C): 2 Reasons U.S. Bancorp (USB) Is So Ridiculously Successful

Source: Wikimedia Commons. There are good banks. There are great banks. And then there’s U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), the nation’s largest regional......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): This Is Why Bank of America Corp (BAC) Lags Its Peers

If you own shares of Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), then it’s likely you’ve wondered why it always seems to be so far behind its nearest......(read more)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Billionaire Ken Griffin Thinks Apple Inc. (AAPL) Is Cheap. What About His Other Picks?

Many investors and market watchers claim that quarterly 13Fs from hedge funds are of limited use to mom-and-pop traders. However, we have done extensive......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

PNC Financial Services Group Inc (PNC), BB&T Corporation (BBT): JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM)’s Impressive Accomplishment

Most investors know JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is a well-run bank — recent setbacks aside. But gauging precisely how well-run it is can......(read more)
Northstar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF)

Northstar Realty Finance Corp. (NRF), U.S. Bancorp (USB): Stocks Growing Their Dividends by 25% Per Year

Dividend investors would be wise to focus not just on a stock’s current yield but also on the long-term growth potential of its dividends. That&#......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), BB&T Corporation (BBT): Five Important Charts About Banks

The nation’s banks are headed in the right direction. Earlier today, the FDIC released its quarterly banking profile, a comprehensive look at the......(read more)
Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)

Capital One Financial Corp. (COF), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), U.S. Bancorp (USB): One Stock Crushing the Competition but Overlooked by Investors

Over the past several years, Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) has transformed from a credit card juggernaut to a more traditional bank. If you&#......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), U.S. Bancorp (USB): Winning Bank Stock Criteria

Investors seeking premier Main Street banking stocks with excellent long-term income and capital appreciation prospects, without the Wall Street razzle......(read more)
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American International Group Inc (AIG), Citigroup Inc. (C) & JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Lead The Most Popular Financial Stocks In The Hedge Fund Industry

There are a number of things we look for when hedge funds and other major investors release their quarterly 13F filings. Of course, any new picks from......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Mortgage Rates Are Surging, and It Cost These People Their Jobs

With the refinancing boom waning as interest rates rise, Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) recently announced that it will cut 2,300 jobs in its mortgage......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), U.S. Bancorp (USB), People’s United Financial, Inc. (PBCT): Why a 7.4% Unemployment Rate Is a Bad Sign for Your Investments

Have you read the jobs report published by the Department of Labor Statistics earlier this month? If you haven’t, you should. And if you have, you......(read more)
Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)

Capital One Financial Corp. (COF), PNC Financial Services (PNC): One Number You Shouldn’t Ignore

A quick check of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)‘s top-line revenue reveals a dramatic change from the second quarter of 2012 to the second......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Citigroup Inc. (C), Bank of America Corp (BAC), PNC Financial Services (PNC), U.S. Bancorp (USB): There’s More to Bank Capital Than Meets the Eye

If you were to hone in on the capital positions of the nation’s six biggest banks, you’d likely notice an interesting anomaly. That is, the......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Visa Inc (V), AFLAC Incorporated (AFL), BB&T Corporation (BBT): These Financial-Services Companies Are Poised to Grow

Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you’d like to add some financial stocks to your......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Citigroup Inc. (C): If You Hate Bank of America Corp (BAC), Then Buy Its Stock!

If Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) were a senior in high school, it wouldn’t be selected as the most popular member of its graduating class. The......(read more)
Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)

Capital One Financial Corp. (COF), PNC Financial Services (PNC), U.S. Bancorp (USB): The Reason Behind 1 Bank’s Massive Margins

Ask any investor to name key ratios and metrics for evaluating a bank, and you’ll probably find net interest margin on his or her list. Net interest......(read more)
hedge funds vs. mutual funds

Warren Buffett Is Bullish on General Motors Company (GM) and Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (SU)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is one of the most closely followed investors in the market due to its remarkable track record and its long-term......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), U.S. Bancorp (USB): Increased Regulation Harms Big Bank Bottom-Lines and You

The government’s strict regulation of banks provides both a blessing and a curse. On the plus side, regulation helps prevent corrupt practices that......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Mobile and Beyond: How Banks Are Catering to Tech-Savvy Customers

Technology has become an integral part of daily life for most people. And with greater technological capabilities comes steeper demands from users. With......(read more)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Two Words That Every Investor Needs to Hear

The StressTest column appears every Thursday on Fool.com. Check back weekly and follow @TMFStressTest. Few businesses can survive without happy customers......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC): Banking, When Do Fundamentals Outweigh Trust?

The financial collapse of 2007, and the recession that followed in 2008, changed the way we looked at banks forever. Throughout the chaos we learned that......(read more)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): All That Glitters Is Not Gold

The earnings season has kicked off within the US financial sector as JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) became the......(read more)
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

U.S. Bancorp (USB), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Looking for a Rally? Banks to Buy Ahead of Q2 Earnings

Earnings season is underway, and the center of attention will shift to the banking sector during the week of July 15. Last Friday, banking giants JPMorgan......(read more)

First Republic Bank (FRC): The Rising Star in the Banking Industry

At the moment, banks may be one of the best opportunities for investors. During the post-crisis period, banks have delivered the worst worldwide shareholder......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), U.S. Bancorp (USB) – Stalled Student Loan Bill: Here’s How It Affects You

Interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans doubled as of July 1, and since then, Congress has tried to pass a student loan bill that......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): One Mortgage-Rate Chart That Makes Bankers Drool

Interest rates are rising, and mortgage rates have gone along for the ride. According to Freddie Mac, for the week of July 12, 2012, the average rate......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

All Is Not Well for Citigroup Inc. (C)

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is the third largest bank in the US and also has an extensive global presence. It was also the only large cap bank that failed......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC): Banks Hit on Fees That Won’t Drive Customers Crazy

Since interest rates have hit bottom — reducing the revenue that banks generally pull in from products such as loans and securities — banks......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Can History Repeat Itself?

The rising interest rate environment since the first quarter had a mixed impact on the U.S. financial sector. Where it would mean higher net interest......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Friday’s “Catastrophic Surge” in Mortgage Rates

If you’re thinking about buying a home, then you’re probably not going to like what I’m about to say. On Friday, while you were busy......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Citigroup Inc (C): Could Higher Rates Still Mean Book Value Growth for Your Bank?

The first half the current quarter was marked by climbing interest rates thanks to the speculation that started since May that the Fed might be ending......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): 5 Facts about Underwater Homeowners

The housing recovery is gaining momentum. Home prices are heading higher. Builders are ramping up construction. And existing homeowners are selling their......(read more)
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:STP)

U.S. Bancorp (USB), Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (STP): This Week in Solar

Solar stocks had an up and down week, but at the end of the day the industry trends are still getting stronger. Politically, solar is more acceptable......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), BB&T Corporation (BBT), U.S. Bancorp (USB): Weekly Mortgage Rates Rise Most in 38 Years

If you’re reading this, then you’re likely not surprised by the fact that mortgage rates rose this week. But what is surprising is just how......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC) and U.S. Bank Are Friends of Freedom

When it comes to consumer relations, surveys pretty regularly show that big banks finish last. Of the banking-sector whipping boys, Bank of America Corp......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Citigroup Inc (C): A Dominant Force in the Financial World

A leading diversified financial institution, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has slightly outperformed the Dow Jones industrial average year-to-date......(read more)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Should You Join Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Citadel In PNC Financial Services (PNC)?

Several weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other notable investors file 13Fs with the SEC to disclose many of their long equity positions......(read more)
BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT)

Predictions for BB&T Corporation (BBT)

Few regional banking stocks in the U.S. today cost more than BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) stock. Indeed, the stock’s biggest distinguishing......(read more)
US Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

U.S. Bancorp (USB), PNC Financial Services (PNC): Are These Banks Well Suited for Rising Interest Rates?

Many regional banks in the US emerged stronger after the 2008 financial meltdown. However, as the unwinding of Quantitative Easing (QE) unfolds, these......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) & Bank of America Corp (BAC): Is Your Bank Better Than Congress?

Here’s something bound to make our Founding Fathers roll over in their graves: Americans have more trust in banks than in Congress. That’s......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), U.S. Bancorp (USB): Higher Rates Mean Higher Returns for These Banks

Increased volatility and higher interest rates have caused headaches for many banking companies. However, that is not the case for JPMorgan Chase &......(read more)
hedge fund research

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) & More: Warren Buffett Knows Nothing!

The “StressTest” column appears every Thursday on Fool.com. Check back weekly, and follow @TMFStressTest on Twitter. A careful observer might......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Citigroup Inc (C), U.S. Bancorp (USB): A Weak Revenue Environment Is Not a Problem for These Banks

Large cap banks might continue to face headwinds as far as their revenues are concerned due to sluggish growth in loans. However, I’ll focus on......(read more)
PNC Financial Services (NYSE:PNC)

PNC Financial Services (PNC), U.S. Bancorp (USB), & Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN): The Dilemma for Regional Banks

Regional banks have emerged stronger after the financial crisis. However, most regional banks have been facing significant margin pressure as the Federal......(read more)
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