bank earnings

FDIC: Banks Earn $141.3 Billion in 2012, Second-Highest Annual Haul Ever

Profits at U.S. banks jumped almost 37 percent for the October-December period, reaching the highest level for a fourth quarter in six years as banks continued to step up lending. The figures are fresh evidence of the industry's sustained recovery more than four years after the financial crisis.

Midday Market Minute: Will the Bank Stock Rally Last?

Investors will hear from leaders in the banking industry this week, when Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley report quarterly results. Bank stocks outperformed the broader market last year, but that trend may not last in 2013.

5 Things to Watch on Wall Street This Week

From eBay stepping up with its latest financials to Facebook showing off its latest clever ideas, there will be plenty of news breaking in the coming days. Here's a rundown of what's likely to shape the week ahead on Wall Street.

Fewer U.S. Banks Failing as Industry Strengthens

U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They're helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing and anxious consumers.

U.S. Bank Earnings Up 6.6%, Most in 6 Years

U.S. banks earned more from July through September than in any other quarter over the past six years. The increase is further evidence that the industry is strengthening four years after the 2008 financial crisis.

FDIC: Bank Earnings Hit Five-Year High in 2011

A surge in earnings by the biggest banks at the end of last year made 2011 the most profitable time for the industry in five years. More earnings and fewer troubled banks suggest the industry has healed since the 2008 financial crisis.

Short Sellers See a Rebound Coming for Big Bank Stocks

Investors have generally taken a negative position on big banks lately: Major financial institutions face a host of issues that are punishing their bottom lines. However, some of Wall Street's most carefully watched investors -- short sellers -- are withdrawing their bets against them.

Another Week of Robust Corporate Earnings?

Apple, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, IBM, GE, Goldman Sachs and Google are just a sampling of names releasing results this week. And if last week's numbers are any guide, the market should have plenty of reasons to rally -- especially because expectations aren't all that great.

For Big Banks, Dividends
Set to Make a Comeback

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is the latest bank exec to raise this enticing prospect, just in time for banks to start releasing earnings. Overall, Wall Street is expecting the big banks to post strong results, including improved credit quality and increased capital.

JPMorgan Earnings Beat Estimates on Lower Loss Provisions

The nation's second-largest bank by assets said third-quarter income rose 23% to $4.4 billion, or $1.01 a share. While investment and retail banking revenue slipped, JPMorgan was able to set aside less money to cover bad loans, which accounted for the better-than-expected earnings in the quarter.

Morgan Stanley Shares Jump on Solid Earnings Report

Morgan Stanley's second-quarter earnings easily topped Wall Street's expectations as the investment bank swung to a profit from a year-ago loss on sharply higher revenue. Adjusted earnings were 80 cents per share, versus the 46-cent estimate.

Morgan Stanley Earnings Preview: A Return to Profits

Morgan Stanley is expected to swing back to profitability in the second quarter when it releases results ahead of Wednesday's opening bell, but like other Wall Street giants, its revenues from trading likely swooned along with the market in spring and early summer.

Smaller Loan Losses Lift Bank Earnings

Bank of America, Citi and JPMorgan Chase reported earnings that beat expectations -- despite a drop in investment banking and trading income. Results were buoyed by lower losses on loans and credit cards and resulting cuts in loan reserves that were bigger than expected.

JPMorgan Earnings:
A Doubling of Profits?

JPMorgan Chase earnings come out early Thursday, and the nation's second-biggest bank should show strong results from investment banking and lower loan losses. The consensus is for 70 cents per share in earnings, up from 28 cents in the prior-year period.

Citigroup Earnings: A Surprising $4.4 Billion Profit

Citigroup said Monday it earned a surprisingly robust profit in the first quarter, its highest in almost three years. The poster child for "too big too fail" easily topped Wall Street estimates on strong results from its investment banking operations and lower provisions for credit losses.