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    Whiting Petroleum Sees Yearlong Decline

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) announced its Q2 2019 earnings results on July 31. The company’s stock prices fell 38.2% and touched a new yearlong low.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    PPG Industries: Analysts’ Views before Its Q4 Earnings

    For PPG Industries, 42% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” while 58% recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    What Are Analysts’ Views on IFF as 2018 Draws to a Close?

    Analysts’ interest in International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has waned since the beginning of 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Sherwin-Williams: Analysts’ Recommendations

    For Sherwin-Williams, 64% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 36% recommended a “hold,” and none of the analysts recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Delta Air Lines: Analysts Have a ‘Buy’ Rating

    Since the beginning of 2017, 18 analysts have been actively tracking Delta Air Lines (DAL). All of the analysts have a “buy” rating.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Analysts Are Saying about Charles Schwab

    Ratings for Charles Schwab Of the 21 analysts covering Charles Schwab (SCHW), eight recommend “strong buy,” five recommend “buy,” seven recommend “hold,” and one recommends “sell.” There were no “strong sell” recommendations. Ratings for SCHW’s peers Of the 28 analysts covering competitor (XLF) Goldman Sachs (GS), seven recommend “strong buy,” six recommend “buy,” 13 recommend “hold,” one recommends “sell,” […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Understanding Charles Schwab’s Valuation

    Charles Schwab (SCHW) has an NTM (next-12-month) price-to-book ratio of 3.8x, higher than competitors’ average ratio of 1.5x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What’s Charles Schwab’s Valuation?

    Charles Schwab (SCHW) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.80x on an NTM (next-12-month) basis.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Charles Schwab’s Total Expenses Trended in 1Q18

    Charles Schwab’s (SCHW) total expenses excluding interest amounted to $1.4 billion in 1Q18, which implies a rise sequentially as well as YoY.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Charles Schwab Beat 1Q18 Revenue Estimates

    Charles Schwab (SCHW) posted earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.55 in 1Q18, which exceeded expectations by $0.02.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Alexion: Analysts Raise Their Target Prices

    As of April 12, 2018, 18 analysts gave a “buy” or “strong buy” recommendation on Alexion stock, while one analyst gave a “hold” recommendation.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Understanding Charles Schwab’s Higher Valuations

    On a next-12-month basis, Charles Schwab’s (SCHW) price-to-book ratio stands at 3.74x, reflecting a higher valuation than its competitors.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Charles Schwab’s Segments Performed

    Charles Schwab (SCHW) generated $6.2 billion in total net revenue from its Investor Services segment in 2017.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why Charles Schwab’s Returns Could Be Lower Going Forward

    Charles Schwab (SCHW) is of the view that its returns with respect to bonds and stocks could be lower for the next ten years compared to its historical averages.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Charles Schwab Has to Say about Tariffs

    Charles Schwab (SCHW) is of the view that investors shouldn’t stop thinking about global exposure despite tariffs on steel and aluminum.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    A Look at Charles Schwab’s February 2018 Metrics

    On March 14, 2018, Charles Schwab (SCHW) reported its metrics for February 2018.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Invesco’s Assets under Management Are Trending

    As of January 31, 2018, Invesco Limited (IVZ) reported total assets under management (or AUM) of $972.6 billion, a 3.7% rise compared to the total AUM as of December 31, 2017.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Invesco’s Long-Term Inflows and Outflows Trended in 4Q17

    Invesco (IVZ) witnessed long-term inflows amounting to $56.7 billion in 4Q17, while long-term outflows were $52.3 billion.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why Invesco’s Total Operating Revenues Rose in 4Q17

    Invesco’s (IVZ) total operating revenues stood at $1.37 billion in 4Q17 compared to $1.33 billion in 3Q17, a 2.8% rise mainly due to the favorable momentum in investment management fees.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Do Invesco’s Valuations Look?

    Invesco (IVZ) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.77x on an NTM (next-12-month) basis compared to the peer average, which stood at 16.56x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Are Invesco’s Total Operating Expenses?

    Invesco Limited (IVZ) incurred total operating expenses of $1.0 billion in 4Q17 compared to $982.4 million in 3Q17, which reflects a rise of 5%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Behind Invesco’s Strong 2017 Results

    Invesco’s total assets under management (or AUM) as of December 31, 2017, stood at $937.6 billion.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Analysts View Invesco

    16 analysts covered Invesco Limited (IVZ) in February 2018.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Analyzing Invesco’s Total Assets under Management

    As of December 31, 2017, Invesco’s (IVZ) total assets under management (or AUM) stood at $937.6 billion.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Raymond James Financial Compared to Its Peers

    Raymond James Financial (RJF) generated a return of 4.8% in the last three months and 17.6% in the last year.

    By Raina Brown
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    Analysts ‘Neutral’ to ‘Positive’ on Raymond James Financial

    Analysts covering Raymond James Financials (RJF) have given RJF a mean price target of $109.14, implying a 15.7% rise from its current level of $94.30.

    By Raina Brown
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    Raymond James Financial’s Steady Dividend Policy

    Raymond James Financial (RJF) announced a dividend of $0.25 per share for 1Q18 from $0.22 in 3Q16. The dividend yield stands at 1.1%.

    By Raina Brown
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    How Raymond James Financial Is Managing Its Expenses

    Raymond James Financial’s (RJF) non-interest expenses increased 10% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis to $1.4 billion.

    By Raina Brown
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    Raymond James Financial’s Most Profitable Divisions

    Raymond James Financial’s (RJF) Private Client Group reported fiscal 1Q18 revenues of $1.2 billion, a 19% rise over fiscal 1Q17 and a 5% rise over 4Q17.

    By Raina Brown
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    Raymond James Financial: Fall in Trading Revenues Continues

    Raymond James Financial’s (RJF) fiscal 1Q18 net revenues of $216.7 million were 7% lower than 1Q17 and 18% lower than 4Q17.

    By Raina Brown
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    Analysts’ Post-1Q18 Views on TD Ameritrade

    Ratings for AMTD Of the 19 analysts covering TD Ameritrade (AMTD), seven have recommended “strong buy,” three have recommended “buy,” eight have recommended “hold,” and one has recommended “strong sell” in January 2018. In December 2017, six analysts recommended “strong buy,” three recommended “buy,” nine recommended “hold,” and one recommended “strong sell.” There were no “sell” recommendations. […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Could Improve TD Ameritrade’s Valuation

    Lower valuation TD Ameritrade (AMTD) has an NTM (next-12-month) PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 18.4x, trading at a discount to peers’ average of 20.1x. Peers Financial Engines (FNGN), Raymond James Financial (RJF), and CBOE Global Markets (CBOE) have NTM PE ratios of 17.7x, 14.3x, and 28.3x, respectively. TD Ameritrade could recover from its discounted valuation with quarterly payouts and […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    TD Ameritrade’s Net Interest Revenue and Operating Expenses

    Total operating expenses In 1Q18, TD Ameritrade (AMTD) incurred total operating expenses of $921 million, compared with $506 million in fiscal 1Q17. For its acquisition of Scottrade, the company incurred expenses of $179 million. These expenses comprised professional service expenses of $8 million, employment expenses of $81 million, and other operating expenses of $85 million. TD Ameritrade […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    A Look at TD Ameritrade’s Net Revenue in Fiscal 1Q18

    Net revenue TD Ameritrade’s (AMTD) net revenue comprises transaction-based, asset-based, and other revenue. The company’s transaction-based revenue, which consists of commissions and transaction fees, amounted to $440 million in fiscal 1Q18. According to the company, its transaction revenue surpassed estimates thanks to favorable momentum in trading volumes. TD Ameritrade’s commission rates stood at $7.54 per trade—within […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    TD Ameritrade Reports Strong Results, Beats Revenue Estimates

    In 1Q18, TD Ameritrade (AMTD) reported strong results, with EPS (earnings per share) of $0.52—in line with Wall Street analysts’ estimates.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    PPG Industries: Analysts’ Views and Recommendations

    For PPG Industries, 58% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 48% of the analysts recommended a “hold,” and no analysts recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Interactive Brokers Group: What Are Analysts’ Views?

    Analysts’ ratings Of the six analysts tracking Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) in December 2017, four have recommended “hold,” one has recommended “strong sell,” and one has recommended “strong buy.” The ratings were the same in October and November. Of the seven analysts tracking IBKR in September 2017, four recommended “hold,” one recommended “strong sell,” and two recommended “strong buy.” […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Understanding Interactive Brokers Group’s Higher Valuation

    Higher valuation multiple Interactive Brokers Group’s (IBKR) next-12-month PE (price-to-earnings) ratio is 36.0x, higher than the peer average of 17.0x. Peers Financial Engines (FNGN), Raymond James Financial (RJF), and LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA) have ratios of 19.6x, 14.6x, and 16.9x, respectively. Interactive Brokers’ higher valuation may be due to its strong 3Q17 results. The company’s commissions, net interest income, […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Dividends Could Interactive Brokers Declare in 2018?

    Expectations for 2018 Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) is expected to declare a dividend per share of $0.40 in 2018, with a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share. The company has been declaring quarterly dividends of $0.10 per share over the past several quarters. Whereas Interactive Brokers has a last-12-month dividend yield of 0.67%, peers (XLF) LPL […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Happened with Interactive Brokers’ Market-Making Business

    Loss witnessed Interactive Brokers Group’s (IBKR) market-making business saw pre-tax income of -$35 million in the first three quarters of 2017, compared with $32 million in the same period of the prior year, primarily due to lower net revenue. Whereas the division’s trading gains fell from $124 million to $26 million, its other income rose to $14 […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Understanding Interactive Brokers’ Electronic Brokerage Division

    Total net revenue Interactive Brokers Group’s (IBKR) electronic brokerage division’s total net revenue rose to $1.0 billion in the first three quarters of 2017 from $945 million in the same period of the prior year, supported by commissions and interest income and offset by a fall in other income. The electronic brokerage division’s income comprises interest, commissions, and other […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Interactive Brokers Commences Bitcoin Futures Trading

    Market-making activities Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) has decided to close its options market-making activities. However, the brokerage giant will be continuing its trading activities related to stocks and other instruments. Whereas the company’s options market-making business received a positive response at the time of initiation, it then took a downturn, prompting management to close it. […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Behind Interactive Brokers Group’s Non-Interest Expenses

    Non-interest expenses rise Interactive Brokers Group’s (IBKR) non-interest expenses rose to $502 million in the first three quarters of 2017 from $470 million in the same period of the prior year. This rise was due to higher general and administrative expenses arising from the closure of the company’s options-market-making business and higher advertising expenses. Interactive Brokers incurred […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Analyzing Interactive Brokers Group’s Total Net Revenue

    On December 10, 2017, Interactive Brokers made available an option to trade bitcoin futures. In this series, we’ll look at this development and other company news.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    TD Ameritrade: Understanding Analysts’ ‘Hold’ Ratings

    Brokerage giant (XLF) TD Ameritrade (AMTD) is covered by 14 analysts. Five of those analysts have rated the stock a “strong buy.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Wall Street’s Views on International Flavors and Fragrances

    Sixteen analysts are tracking International Flavors and Fragrances’ stock (IFF) actively. Among them, 31% have recommended a “buy,” 62% have recommended a “hold,” and 7% have recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Will the Boost from Jobs Data Help Financial ETFs this Week?

    In February, non-farm payrolls rose by 242,000, which was significantly higher than the increase of 172,000 in January. Financial ETFs rose on the news, with the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) rising 4.5% last week.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    How Did Raymond James Perform in a Competitive Market?

    The iShares US Broker-Dealers ETF (IAI) invests 4.4% of its holdings in Raymond James.

    By Gabriel Kane
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