Capital One Financial Corp

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    A Look at Capital One’s Valuations

    Capital One Financial Corporation’s (COF) PE (price-to-earnings) ratio is 8.77x on an NTM basis compared to its competitors’ average PE ratio of 20.79x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are Market Participants Concerned about December 2015?

    The addition of “at its next meeting” in the FOMC’s October statement has led market participants to believe that a rate hike may be effected in its December meeting.

    By David Ashworth
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    Financials

    Does Capital One Stock Still Pay Dividends Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Last Week: Conflicting Drivers and a Slight Fall

    Last week was slightly downbeat for Amazon (AMZN), which fell 1%. The stock was at its weekly high of $1,815 on November 4 and its weekly low on November 8.

    By Shankar Iyer
  • Financials

    Must-know: Traditional banks face challenges

    When a borrower isn’t able to pay back the loan, the loan is considered a non-performing asset (or NPA)—since the money for lending came from a depositor, the bank needs a large enough pool of capital to withstand such a shock.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Cloud’s Rise Has Drawn the Fed’s Attention

    Some of the top US financial services companies host their data on Amazon’s cloud. Amazon’s rise in the financial sector has caught the Fed’s attention.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why You Should Care about the Capital One Data Breach

    Capital One announced yesterday that a data breach occurred in March. It affected about 100 million people in the US and 6 million in Canada.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Analysts Stay Optimistic about Visa Stock?

    In the fiscal third quarter, Visa (V) witnessed strong growth on a YoY (year-over-year) basis in all its primary business metrics.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Fueled Visa’s Payment Volumes in Fiscal Q3 2018?

    In the third quarter, Visa (V) witnessed a rise in payment volumes from the United States on a sequential basis from 10.1% to 10.5%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Visa’s Views on Europe and India

    Visa (V) posted total payment volumes amounting to $2.1 trillion in its fiscal third quarter.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Mastercard’s Gross Dollar Volumes and Net Revenues Trended

    In the second quarter, Mastercard (MA) witnessed total gross dollar volumes (or GDV) of $1.5 trillion.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Discover Financial’s Q2 2018: Total Loans Grew 9% Year-over-Year

    On July 26, Discover Financial Services (DFS) released its earnings report for the second quarter.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Visa Posts Strong Fiscal Q3 2018 Results: Payments Volume Rose

    On July 25, Visa (V) posted its third fiscal quarter results. The company posted an EPS of $1.20, which exceeds Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Visa’s Payments Volumes Could Fuel Its Growth

    On July 25, Visa (V) is scheduled to report its results for the third fiscal quarter. Analysts expect Visa to post an EPS of $1.09.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Mastercard’s Q2 Preview: Spending, Macro Data Could Be Drivers

    Mastercard (MA) is set to release its second-quarter earnings report on July 26. What can we expect?

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Capital One’s Net Interest Margin Fell in the Second Quarter

    Capital One Financial (COF) posted second-quarter results on July 19.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    American Express in Q2: Drivers Could Be Loan Growth, Spending

    On July 18, American Express (AXP) is expected to report its Q2 2018. Analysts expect EPS to be $1.82 compared to $1.86 in the first quarter.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Capital One’s Q2: Expectations Amid Trade Wars, Improved Economy

    Capital One (COF) is expected to release its Q2 2018 earnings on July 19. Analysts expect EPS of $2.68, a YoY rise of 38.1%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Factors Could Influence Analysts’ Ratings on Discover?

    Growing trade tensions are a primary concern, as they could impact the performances of Discover Financial Services (DFS) and its peers.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Discover Financial Has in Mind Moving Forward

    Discover Financial Services (DFS) generated net interest income amounting to $2.1 billion in the first quarter.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Analysts View American Express Stock

    In June, eight of the 32 analysts covering the stock have given it a “buy” rating, and two analysts have given it a “strong sell.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Financials

    What’s Affected Consumer Finance Companies Recently?

    On June 25, the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw strong downward pressure primarily due to escalating US-China trade tensions.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Express Global Commercial Services: What Could Impact It

    American Express’s (AXP) Global Commercial Services segment’s non-interest revenues rose 9% YoY in the first quarter.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Express: What the Second Quarter Holds

    The second quarter could be beneficial for American Express (AXP) due to an expected rise in consumer loans and transactions.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Visa’s Service Revenue and Visa Direct

    In fiscal Q3 2018, Visa’s (V) service revenue could rise YoY (year-over-year) due to its payment volumes rising YoY in fiscal Q2 2018.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Express: Income Rise for Global Merchant Services

    In the first three quarters of 2017, American Express’s (AXP) Global Merchant Services division rose 7% in income compared to the same period in 2016.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wells Fargo: Capital Return Outpaces Its Peers

    Wells Fargo (WFC) added 350 million shares to its share repurchase authorization in January 2016.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Small-Cap Financials Underperformed Large-Caps Last Week

    Larger-cap stocks, above $10 billion, make up 87.3% of the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF). These stocks have lost 8% in the past year.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Financial Sector Catches a Rate Hike Tailwind on December 4

    The financial sector gained big on December 4 as the prospects of a rate hike increased following the day’s jobs report.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Fund Managers

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Witnessed Inflows for the Third Week

    The flows into investment-grade bond funds were positive for the week ending October 28. This was the third consecutive week of inflows.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Microsoft Led the High-Grade Bond Issuance Last Week

    US corporates were the biggest issuers of high-grade bonds in the week ending October 30. They accounted for 67.1%, or $25.7 billion, of all the issues.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds’ Issuance Rise?

    There were investment-grade corporate bonds worth $38.2 billion issued in the primary market in the week ending October 30—the highest since September 18.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Assessing Market Regulations: Headed for a Liquidity Crunch?

    Some market participants point out that regulations give cause for worry about bond market liquidity because they hinder banks’ market-making capabilities.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Capital One Financial’s Earnings Disappoint Wall Street Analysts

    Shares of Capital One Financial (COF) tumbled 13.33% during the week ended July 27 due to an earnings miss.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Earnings Report

    Discover Financial’s stock offers high return on equity

    Discover Financial’s average ROE over the last five years was 19%—compared to the 5% average ROE for large banks that participated in the 2014 CCAR.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumers Spending Stays Flat in April: A Bad Sign for Banks

    Despite higher incomes, the savings rate increased to 5.6% in April from 5.2% in March. Flat consumer spending isn’t a good sign for banks.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Higher Consumer Spending in March Should Benefit Banks

    One of the main reasons consumer spending remained low in the first quarter of 2015 is probably the harsh winter. Consumers are also not very confident about the overall economy.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PNC Bank’s financial strengths outweigh its weaknesses

    PNC Bank has done a good job at reducing its non-interest expenses, but the bank’s efficiency ratio still remains above 60%.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the auto finance market share needs to be protected

    Auto finance is a business where Capital One (COF) grew rapidly. The bank entered the market in 1997. Since then, it has been able to build a sizeable market share.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Capital One’s business segments

    Capital One (COF) can be understood best by breaking it into different business segments—Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What are Capital One’s three main subsidiaries?

    Capital One is organized into subsidiaries. Capital One’s principal subsidiary is a limited purpose credit card bank. It’s chartered in Virginia.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Capital One’s history: From credit cards to a diversified bank

    Capital One’s history is shorter than other banks. In 1994, Signet Financial Corp. spun off its credit card business into a separate subsidiary—Capital One.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Non-interest expense management can improve at PNC Bank

    PNC’s net interest expenses stood at ~$9.5 billion at the end of 2014, $193 million lower than 2013 after curtailing salary and miscellaneous expenses.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PNC Bank loan book carries some risks

    PNC Bank’s loan book is skewed toward a few types of loans: commercial and industrial loans and 1–4 Family First Liens, about 44.5% of its total loans.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does PNC Bank remain a strong long-term play?

    With a strong presence in the East, South, and Midwest, PNC Bank offers community banking, wholesale banking, corporate banking, and asset management.

    By Saul Perez
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    Fund Managers

    Viking Global Investors increases stakes in Allergan

    Allergan’s total product sales were $1.79 billion, up 17.2% as compared to total product sales in 3Q13.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Financials

    Key investor takeaways from the 3-year US Treasury notes auction

    The U.S. Treasury held this auction on August 12, putting $27 billion worth of securities on offer. The amount on offer was the same as July’s auction amount. Despite the same level of issuance, the bid-to-cover ratio was 10% lower at 3.03x—compared to 3.38x in the July auction.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Overview: The way traditional banks make money

    Generally, the interest charged from those who took the loans is higher than the interest paid to depositors—the difference in the interest earned and interest paid is the interest income that is essentially the money made by the bank from its core operations.

    By Saul Perez
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