Investors had declared the stock of AllianceBernstein Holding LP a loser. From Jan. 1, 2010, to Aug. 23, 2012, it had declined 43 percent compared with a 33 percent gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Nevertheless, on that day, Credit Suisse Group AG analyst Craig Siegenthaler lifted his rating on the New York-based money manager’s shares to a buy.
Betsy Graseck, a bank analyst at Morgan Stanley, says JPMorgan Chase is delivering "double-digit return on equity." Graseck talks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Bank of America Corp., the second- largest U.S. lender, rose the most among firms on the KBW Bank Index after Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to overweight because expense savings are greater than potential legal costs.
Bank of America Corp.’s $8.5 billion settlement with mortgage-bond investors is being considered by a New York judge two years after the lender struck the deal to resolve claims over home loans bundled into securities.
Citigroup Inc. , the third-largest U.S. bank, may distribute as much as $64 billion to shareholders through dividends and buying back shares through 2014, according to Betsy Graseck , a Morgan Stanley analyst.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will fight “till the end” anyone who sues claiming they were misled over more than $6.2 billion in losses at the chief investment office last year, Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said.