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Posts Tagged ‘Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)’

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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Toll Brothers Inc (TOL): Why People Are Concerned About Housing

Now that mortgage rates have come off their historic lows, commentators are beginning to proclaim that the end of the housing recovery is nigh. A recent......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC) Flunks Another Test

As Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) struggles to recover from the financial crisis, CEO Brian Moynihan has made it clear that the big bank plans to <......(read more)
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SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Five States With the Most Home Foreclosures in July

There are few statistics that better illustrate our economic travails over the last few years than the number of homes that continue to be foreclosed......(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)
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Prudential Financial Inc (PRU), Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Will Millennials Ever Start Saving for Retirement?

The big bull market in stocks over the past four-and-a-half years has rescued many people’s retirement savings from the brink of ruin. Yet among......(read more)
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR)

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR), Hatteras Financial Corp. (HTS): Mortgage Rates Find Uneasy Equilibrium

Most years, the topic of mortgage rates would put most sensible people to sleep. But this year is far from ordinary. The rate on a 30-year fixed rate......(read more)
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Citigroup Inc. (C): The New Mutual Fund Danger

Actively managed mutual funds are used to criticism. For decades now, investors and talking heads have bashed active funds for their high fees and lackluster......(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)
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Citigroup Inc. (C): The Big Bank I’m Buying Now

It’s a tough time to be an owner of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) stock. Flip open a newspaper, and it seems the bank is almost constantly......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM): Mortgage Applications Fall for 10th Time in 11 Weeks

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported today that applications for home loans fell for the third time in a row last week. The industry group’......(read more)
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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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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW): Home Prices Continue to Climb

Source: Wikimedia Commons Despite the gathering clouds over the housing market, there’s one constant: Home prices continue to climb higher. Data......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW): Are Higher Mortgage Rates Finally Taking a Toll?

Things appeared to be going swimmingly for the housing market this week. Until Friday, that is. On the final day of the week, the Commerce Department......(read more)
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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), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): Bank of America Corp (BAC) Attempts to Show It Has a Conscience

You probably don’t often see Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)‘s name linked with the term “socially responsible,” but the concept......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Bank of America Corp (BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) – Bank Stocks Weather a Shower of Pink Slips and Fines

The banking-sector news grabbing headlines today is the announcement by Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) that it will lay off around 2,300 of its employees......(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)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI): Mortgage Applications Fall by 4.6%

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported today that applications for home loans fell for the second time in a row last week by more than 4%. The industry......(read more)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): 2 Good Reasons to Ditch Your Bank

Though some of the nation’s biggest banks make it difficult to do so, you can, and should, change banks if your current provider isn’t cutting......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY): Why I’m Preparing for Volatility in the Mortgage Sector

For bank investors, the changes in today’s interest rate environment simply cannot be ignored. I expect interest rates to become increasingly volatile......(read more)
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): A Very Savvy Move by Bank of America Corp (BAC)

It’s taken nearly five years, but it appears that Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) is finally taking the bull by the horns. In its most recent 10......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN): Bank of America Corp (BAC) Is Still the Biggest Loser

It’s not unusual for Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) to perform miserably on any given survey or ranking. Whether it is being graded on its reputation......(read more)
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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)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): Warning! Mortgage Rates Are Definitely Headed Higher

I have no idea what mortgage rates are going to do tomorrow, next week, or next month. But because of the significance of mortgage rates to the housing......(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)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), American Express Company (AXP): 10 Reasons Buffett Is Buffett (and I’m Not)

Why is Warren Buffett a billionaire while you and I are not? Is it luck? Skill? A combination of the two? I’ve thought about this question a lot......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Housing’s Mixed Signals

The health of the housing sector is undoubtedly one of the most important drivers of the economy. And this is particularly true right now, as the nation......(read more)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Why We Still Need Bank Branches

Many of the nation’s biggest banks have been trimming expenses since the financial crisis, and one spot that’s been heavily pruned is the......(read more)
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JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM), Citigroup Inc (C), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Big Bank a Target of Government Probe! (Yawn)

Another day, another government probe into the banking industry. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) admitted in a filing yesterday that it is the target......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) – Invest Like Warren Buffett: Three Picks From Berkshire’s Portfolio

Warren Buffett is the world’s most successful investor. If you had invested $10,000 with Buffett in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965, you would have $......(read more)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), Citigroup Inc (C): How the Fee Kings Make Their Riches

When I arrived at college and opened my first non-credit union account with a big national bank, I was hit with a rude awakening. The monthly service......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Bank of America Corp (BAC) – The Threat From Higher Mortgage Rates: Truth vs. Fiction

Let’s start out with a chart that tells a story of its own. Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The sharp uptick in mortgage rates since......(read more)
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BB&T Corporation (BBT), Citigroup Inc. (C): The Simple Solution for Busy Investors

If you’re like most people, you probably have at least one checking account, a savings account or two, and a couple of credit cards — possibly......(read more)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) – Bank Investors: Six Must-Watch Announcements and Events Next Week

In this series, we’ll explore the data announcements and events that may affect the performance of bank stocks during the upcoming week. This past......(read more)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC) Just Can’t Stay Out of Trouble

It’s been almost five years since Lehman Brothers, then the nation’s fourth biggest investment bank, filed for bankruptcy. Most investors know all......(read more)
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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)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Bank of America Corp (BAC) – Bank Investors: Nine Must-Watch Announcements and Events Next Week

In this series, we’ll explore the data announcements and events that may affect the performance of bank stocks during the upcoming week. Last week......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI): Mortgage Applications Fall for 7th Straight Week

The recent rise in interest rates is continuing to work its way through the mortgage market. The Mortgage Bankers Association said this morning that its......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), The Coca-Cola Company (KO): A Closer Look at Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)’s Second-Quarter Results

Warren Buffett could be considered the greatest investor of all time. Nobody could beat him when it comes to investing results. Under his leadership and......(read more)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): New Legal Woes Bring Banks Down a Notch

They’re baaaack. Lawsuits are the top stories for most of the Big Four banks this week, with all of the named defendants seeing red. Of course legal......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): It Is the Right Time to Scrutinize the Financial Sector?

One sector that was badly hurt by the sub-prime crisis of 2008 was the one that started the whole mess, the “banking sector.” Many small and large......(read more)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Citigroup Inc (C): A Simple Way to Value Banks

Banks are notoriously difficult to value. They are so different from non-financial companies that many investors decide to ignore the industry altogether......(read more)
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), International Business Machines Corp. (IBM): What Warren Buffett Is Buying and What I am Buying

As many already know, Warren Buffett has a portfolio that is widely watched and imitated by expert and novice investors alike.  After all, he is worth......(read more)
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Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI), Cantel Medical Corp. (CMN), Citigroup Inc. (C): Shorts Are Piling Into These Stocks. Should You Be Worried?

The best thing about the stock market is that you can make money in either direction. Historically, stock indexes have tended to trend up over the long......(read more)
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Bank of America Corp (BAC), American International Group Inc (AIG): 10 Shocking and Overlooked Comparisons (in Graphs!)

Investors often view the financial sector is as a black hole of sorts. Banks, mortgage lenders, insurers, and hedge funds are constantly lumped together......(read more)
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McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Three High Quality Leaders With Strong Dividend Growth Prospects

Industry leaders with indestructible competitive strengths are the way to go when searching for companies providing soundness and reliability for your......(read more)
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Citigroup Inc. (C), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Banking On, Well, Banking

One of the great turnaround stories that’s still taking shape is Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). With all the talk surrounding the mixed results of the......(read more)
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), UBS AG (US listing) (UBS): Federal Regulators and the Banking Sector

U.S. Federal Regulators continue to hit the money center banks with steep fines and penalties and investors should take note. The latest news concerns......(read more)
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Bulls Snort at Bank of America Corp (BAC)-Merrill Lynch Management Fees

Unlike other acquisitions Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) has made over the years, its wealth-oriented Merrill Lynch division has been a real keeper.......(read more)
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PNC Financial Services (PNC), Bank of America Corp (BAC): 3 Reasons You Won’t Have to Kiss Free Checking Goodbye

The StressTest column appears every Thursday on Fool.com. Check back weekly and follow @TMFStressTest. The line from PNC Financial Services (NYSE:PNC......(read more)