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Capital One (COF) Q4 Earnings: Will the Stock Disappoint?

13h zacks
Capital One Financial Corporation (COF - Free Report) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter and 2016 results on Jan 24, after the market closes. Last quarter, improved revenue growth aided Capital One to outpace the Zacks Consensus Estimate. However, higher expenses and provisions were the headwinds. The better-than-expected results translated into improved price performance. Further, the Trump rally aided the rise.

Telecom Stocks Q4 Earnings to Watch on Jan 24: VZ & GLW

13h zacks
The fourth-quarter earnings season is well underway with 63 S&P 500 participants (accounting for 19.2% of the index’s total market capitalization) having reported results as of Friday, Jan 20, according to the latest Earnings Preview. Total earnings for these 63 index members are up 4.7% year over year, on 2.7% higher revenues, with 66.7% beating EPS estimates and 50.8% coming ahead of top-line expectations.

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation Receives Regulatory Approval for DCB Financial Merger

13h marketwired
INDIANA, PA and LEWIS CENTER, OH--(Marketwired - January 23, 2017) - First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF) ("First Commonwealth") and DCB Financial Corp (OTC PINK: DCBF) ("DCB Financial") today announced the receipt of all required regulatory approvals for the proposed merger of DCB Financial and First Commonwealth.

My Biggest Victory Of 2016 And Lessons Learned (William Koldus)

14h seekingalpha
William Koldus is one of 25 Seeking Alpha Contributors participating in the 2017 DIY Investing Summit. In the summit, one of the questions I asked William was what his biggest victory from 2016 and accompanying lessons learned. Below is an excerpt from the interview and a summary of his response.

Will Trump CEO Advisors Have Trouble With Female Customers?

14h 247wallst
The formation of the president’s Strategic and Policy Forum was a fairly quiet affair, at least as measured against scores of other actions taken by President Donald Trump. Its 16 members have joined to help President Trump make decisions about job creation, a critical issue for any president. They also can lobby Trump, presumably, more than CEOs who do not have this sort of relationship to the president.

OTC Markets Group Announces Quarterly Index Performance and Rebalancing

14h prnewswire
NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the fourth quarter 2016 performance and quarterly rebalancing of the OTCQX® and OTCQB® indexes, including the OTCQX Canada Index and the OTCQX Dividend Index.

5 Affordable Stocks with Impressive Returns

14h zacks
In value stock analysis, most investors use the P/E ratio to search for lucrative stocks but there are other ratios that an investor can consider like the price-to-sales ratio (P/S) and price-to-book (P/B) ratio. The P/S ratio is price divided by sales. A good reason to choose P/S ratio over P/E is that it looks at sales which are more difficult to manipulate than earnings, which the P/E ratio considers.

V.F. Corp. Leads Champion Dividend Dog New Year Gains

15h seekingalpha
Dividend Champion (25+ annual dividend hikes) top ten net gainers were: ORI; MCD; TROW; WMT; JNJ; CVX; KO; PEP; TGT; VFC. Yes, a consumer cyclical led 1/18/17.

By Revenue, Thin and Ultra-Thin Films Market is Expected to Reach USD 115.41 Billion in 2024, Transparency Market Research

15h prnewswire
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Thin and Ultra-Thin Films (By End User - Thin Film Electronics, Thin Film Batteries, Thin Film PV and Others) and (by Technology - Printing, Deposition Process - (Physical Vapor Deposition, Chemical Vapor Deposition)), - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2016 - 2024". In terms of revenue, the Global Thin and Ultra-Thin Films market was valued at USD 32.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

17h londonstockexchange
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has submitted to the UK National Storage Mechanism copies of notifications filed today with the UK Financial Conduct Authority concerning a transaction or transactions by a person or persons discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMR) or by a person or persons closely associated with a PDMR.

A Wall Of No Worry

20h seekingalpha
The 20th of Jan has been an important date for me for the past 3 years, well before the election of Trump was even a glimmer of parody in comedians' eyes, it has been a turning point for markets. This year it has been even more special. The plan has been that any trend developing over December would accelerate into the start of the year only to reverse about now. As the trend has been Trump, then the 20th would be seen as either a confirmation of the trend or a tear in the fabric of space/time Trumpinuum.

SunTrustVoice: The 4 Biggest Trends In Mergers And Acquisitions For 2017

21h forbes
What does the future hold for mergers and acquisitions activity? That's the question many business owners are asking themselves after the uncertainties of 2016. With Brexit continuing to work itself out, a Trump presidency just taking shape and questions around global growth, executives are wondering whether 2017 will be a good year for making deals.

China's Entry to Global Bond Indexes May Be Announced This Year, BlackRock Says - Bloomberg

21h bloomberg
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Russia Locks In on What’s Wrong With Ruble Amid Post-OPEC Frenzy - Bloomberg

21h bloomberg
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14 Dividend Increases: January 16-20, 2017

2017-01-23 seekingalpha
I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis.

Wells Fargo: Why Dividend Growth Investors Should Consider The Preferred Path

2017-01-23 seekingalpha
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) has had significant issues of late. Those issues have offered a nice opportunity to pick up some of its preferred shares at an attractive price.

BNC Bancorp Announces Earnings for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016

2017-01-23 prnewswire
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) ("Company"), parent company for Bank of North Carolina ("Bank"), today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.  Highlights for the fourth quarter of 2016 include the following:

Green Investment Bank, Oman SGRF eye stake in Leap Green Energy

2017-01-22 livemint
State General Reserve Fund of Oman’s interest follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch for investment during his Saudi visit in August 2016

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Annual Earnings of $0.83 and $3.21 Per Diluted Common Share

2017-01-22 prnewswire
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSBC), the holding company for Great Southern Bank, today reported that preliminary earnings for the three months ended December 31, 2016, were $0.83 per diluted common share ($11.8 million available to common shareholders) compared to $0.81 per diluted common share ($11.5 million available to common shareholders) for the three months ended December 31, 2015. 

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Signs Letter of Intent to License with Precidian Investments LLC

2017-01-22 prnewswire
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- J.P. Morgan Asset Management has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to negotiate a license for Precidian Investments LLC's patented intellectual property relating to the offering of actively-managed, periodically-disclosed exchange-traded funds (ETFs). 

Massive Energy and Tech Trades Highlight Insider Selling: Kosmos Energy, Facebook, Netflix, NVIDIA and More

2017-01-22 247wallst
After a historic trading week, which ended on Friday with the inauguration of Donald Trump, investors are ready to focus on the rest of the month, earnings and the prospects for 2017. One thing is for sure, while the volume of insider trading has slowed due to fourth-quarter earnings being reported, we continued to see some big sales in technology.

The Surprising Thing That Costs Bank of America $5 Billion a Year

2017-01-22 fool
In the fourth quarter of last year, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) didn't earn $4.3 billion from one customer in one transaction. It instead earned a few cents each time customers used their debit or credit cards to make purchases. Or it earned a handful of dollars each time customers overdrafted their checking accounts, which probably happened tens of thousands of times.

Will JPMorgan Chase Raise Its Dividend in 2017?

2017-01-22 fool
Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) has rebounded convincingly from its turmoil during the financial crisis, emerging as one of the strongest financial institutions in the business. The stock has climbed at an annual pace of more than 20% per year since 2009, culminating in a 55% leap over the past 12 months. Along the way, JPMorgan has restored and grown its dividend to the point that it now exceeds its pre-crisis levels, and investors hope that the Wall Street bank will reward shareholders yet again this year.

Marijuana News Roundup: Biggest US Banks Are in the Cannabis Business

2017-01-22 247wallst
One of the biggest issues facing cannabis businesses in states with legalized marijuana is their inability to find a bank willing to handle their money. Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, many banks have refused to open accounts for businesses in the cannabis industry.

Citigroup, HSBC Said Among Banks Mandated for Debut Kuwait Bond - Bloomberg

2017-01-22 bloomberg
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