Bank of America Reduces Santander Consumer USA Holdings to Under-perform (SC).

Posted by BankInfo on Wed, Nov 26 2014 01:15 pm

Bank of America reduced shares of Santander Customer USA Holdings from a neutral rating to an under-perform rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The company currently has $16.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous rate target of $19.00.

‘Following its investor day, we are downgrading Santander Consumer (SC) to underperform from Neutral & lowering our price Objective to $16 from $19. Our new P.O. is ~ 8x our new 2015 adj. diluted EPS estimation of $1.95. We came away from SC's investor day incrementally more bearish on the company's NT earnings outlook as we anticipate SC's migration to higher loss rates to consider on the company’s incomes and erode confidence in the stock. Loss rates are increasing because of a number of factors, consisting of seasoning of 2013 vintages, Q4 seasonal aspects & SC's mix-shift toward deeper subprime. Along with SC's conventional reserving methodology, we expect these factors to remain to drive provision levels higher and also dampen EPS growth over the near-to-medium term.,' Bank of America's analyst wrote.

A number of various other companies have also recently commented on SC. Analysts at Zacks devalued shares of Santander Consumer United State Holdings from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, Nov 12th. They now have a $17.30 price target on the stock. Separately, experts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a buy rating on shares of Santander Consumer U.S.A Holdings in a research note on Monday, Nov 10th. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $20.00. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a buy rating on shares of Santander Customer USA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, November 5th. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock, down recently from $22.00. 2 financial investment experts have actually rated the stock with a sell rating, 5 have appointed a hold rating and 10 have actually issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and also an agreement price target of $23.09.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE: SC) opened up at 18.30 on Thursday. Santander Customer USA Holdings has a 1 year low of $16.52 and also a 1 year high of $26.50. The stock's 50-day moving average is $18.04 and also its 200-day moving average is $19.07. The firm has a market cap of $6.386 billion and a P/E ratio of 10.23.

Santander Customer U.S.A Holdings (NYSE: SC) last revealed its earnings outcomes on Tuesday, November Fourth. The firm reported $0.54 incomes each share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.06. On average, analysts predict that Santander Customer USA Holdings will post $2.23 earnings each share for the existing fiscal year.

Santander Consumer U.S.A Holdings Inc is a full-service, customer finance company focused on vehicle financing & unsecured customer lending products.

U.S. Bank to Add 2,000 Workers in Next Year.

Posted by BankInfo on Mon, Nov 24 2014 01:13 pm

The economy is growing, businesses are opening up lines of credit and also US Bank plans to hire at least 2,000 more employees in 2015, Chief Executive Officer Richard Davis said Friday.

In an interview with Bloomberg Information in New York, Davis said Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp is hiring about 1,500 people in 2014 & will hire with around one more 3,000 by the end of 2015.

Many of the new positions will certainly be in compliance & audit as the company attempts to adhere to new financial policies, Davis said, & priority is offered to experts and also the long-lasting unemployed.

The long-lasting unemployed - those unemployment for six months or more - have suffered a pronounced hardship considering that the economic recession. US Bank is piloting a program to hire even more of them and also now companions with nonprofits and also government people to determine certain lasting unemployed people that could make good employees.

In the interview, Davis threw cool water on the concept of US Bancorp making big acquisitions in the near future.

‘I assume the risk of me receiving one more company's history and culture and also all those things that come along with it, that risk is higher than the incentive I may have by being bigger,’ Davis said.

US Bancorp's 3rd-quarter profit edged up to $1.47 billion, roughly according to investors' expectations, as lending growth assisted the company overcome the difficulty of low interest rates. The firm's 4th-quarter earnings report appears in January.

Davis said US Bank's clients are opening up lines of credit at a fast rate, which signifies they are positive about the future.

'Times are improving,' Davis said. 'Companies are taking actions to be prepared for the next opportunity.'

US Bank had 65,500 employees at the end of 2013, Davis said. The company will end 2014 with 67,000 employees, and also by the end of 2015 have either 69,000 or 70,000.

'I do not bring people on till I make sure that I could keep them all,' Davis told Bloomberg.

United States Stocks Snapshot : Dow, S&P 500 End at Records on Central Bank Activity.

Posted by BankInfo on Sat, Nov 22 2014 05:34 pm

United State stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes rising for a 5th straight week after China's central bank cut its benchmark  interest and its euro zone peer announced asset acquisitions in efforts to increase each region's economic climate.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 88.81 points, or 0.5 %, to 17,807.81, the S&P 500 got 10.59 factors, or 0.52 %, to 2,063.34 & the Nasdaq Composite added 11.10 points, or 0.24 %, to 4,712.97.

Both the Dow and also the S&P ended at new closing records.

Royal Bank of Canada Vs Toronto-Dominion Bank - Which is the Safest Investment?

Posted by BankInfo on Sat, Nov 22 2014 05:16 pm

Royal bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank are Canada's largest banks. Both companies have actually delighted in fantastic gains because the Great Recession, and also investors are wondering which one is the better option provided the expanding debt risks in the Canadian retail market.

Let’s take a look at both Royal & TD to see which one could be the safest bet today.

Royal Bank of Canada.

Canada's biggest bank has been a superstar performer in the previous couple of years. In the last earnings statement, Royal Bank of Canada reported record profits driven by solid gains in the capital markets & wealth management operations. Earnings from the funding markets group jumped 65 percent year-over-year, and also the wealth management division enjoyed a 22 percent gain compared with the very same period in 2013.

In a statement regarding the strong results, Royal Bank's CEO, David McKay, said the performance in the capital markets division was extraordinary and might not be repeated to the same degree in the following quarter.

Royal Bank held $189 billion in Canadian retail mortgages at the end of its Q3 reporting duration. The insured home loans represented 39 percent of the holdings. The LTV ratio on the uninsured part was 55 percent.

Royal Bank additionally has a strong balance sheet. The company’s CET1 ratio since July 31, was 9.5 percent.

Royal Bank presently trades at 14.2 times earnings & the $3.00 each share dividend offers a return of regarding 3.6 percent.

Which Bank should you purchase?

Toronto-Dominion possibly carries much less risk for investors at this point. The company's earnings are well diversified in between Canada & the U.S. & a higher percentage of its home loans are insured. The choice to pursue organic growth in the U.S. should make even more capital available for buybacks and also dividend increases.

Royal Bank's earnings are a lot more susceptible to changes since funding markets and also wealth management revenues could be volatile. Regarding the mortgage direct exposure, Royal Bank would likely take a larger success compared to TD in the event of a significant depression in the Canadian real estate market.

The Canadian banks have traditionally been core investments in a lot of Canadian collections. Have a look at the totally free report mentioned below to get a complete evaluation on Canada's top banks.

Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Toronto-Dominion Bank has a really solid Canadian retail operation. The company frequently gains awards for superior customer services and also does a superb job of obtaining its happy customers to sign up for as lots of services and products as possible.

In the company's Q3 2014 earnings statement, Toronto-Dominion's Canadian retail operation generated earnings of $1.4 billion, a 54 percent increase over the same period in 2013. All areas of this business performed well, including the insurance coverage department, which had actually battled in previous quarters.

TD is betting heavily on the united state to drive future growth. The company has 1,300 branches in the united state making it one of the country's top 10 banks. The united state division earned US$ 518 million in the last quarter, a 4 percent year-over-year increase.

The U.S. market is really affordable. In a current statement, TD's next leader, Bharat Masrani, said the company now has the level it needs in the U.S. and will certainly focus on driving organic growth as opposed to pursuing expansion via further acquisitions.

TD's Canadian domestic home loan portfolio was $231 billion at the end of July. Insured home loans represented 63 percent of the portfolio. The loan-to-value (LTV) proportion on the uninsured mortgages loans was 61 percent.

Toronto-Dominion is well capitalized. The company reported a Q3 Basel 3 Common Equity Rate 1 (CET1) ratio of 9.3 percent for the quarter-ended July 31. The ratio is an action of the bank's economic stability.

TD presently trades at 14 times earnings. The annualized dividend of $1.88 each share returns concerning 3.3 percent.

UNITED STATE Hear Court to Hear Bank of America Cases on Second Home Loans.

Posted by BankInfo on Thu, Nov 20 2014 02:10 pm

The United State Supreme Court agreed on Monday to listen to 2 cases brought by Bank of America Corp examining whether a 2nd home mortgage on an ‘Underwater’ house - one with a home loan balance exceeding its present value - could be voided during bankruptcy.

Both cases the justices consented to hear to come from Florida, where many homeowners have struggled to pay their mortgages following the current real estate crisis.

The home owners in the two cases, David Caulkett and also Edelmiro Toledo-Cardona, both succeeded just before the regional allures court that oversees Florida.

The 11th UNITED STATE Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that residents in Chapter 7 bankruptcy can void - or in bankruptcy terms ‘Strip Off’ - a 2nd home loan when the debt owed to the holder of the first mortgage is greater than the property's present value.

That means the lender loses its capacity to foreclose on the property even if it’s value increases.

Bank of America, which is the 2nd mortgage holder in both cases, said in court papers that the approach taken by the 11th Circuit is various compared to other allures courts around the country. The bank says that potentially thousands of cases pending in lower courts could be impacted by exactly how the Supreme Court rules.

A choice is due by the end of June. The cases are Bank of America v. Caulkett and also Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona, UNITED STATE Supreme Court, and Nos. 13-1421 and 14-163.

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