Bank of America Corp., the biggest U.S. lender by assets, must resubmit plans for a dividend increase to the Federal Reserve because the regulator probably found fault with the firm’s capital, according to KBW Inc.
It’s been a rough three years for banks, securities firms and insurers -- even rougher for the analysts whose job it is to predict how the stocks of these firms will perform, Bloomberg Markets reports in its November issue.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision softened some of its proposed capital and liquidity rules while introducing new restrictions on how much lenders can borrow in order to rein in their risk-taking.
U.S. banks increased sales of insurance against credit losses to holders of Greek, Portuguese, Irish, Spanish and Italian debt in the first half of 2011, boosting the risk of payouts in the event of defaults.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. may say profit slid 10 percent in the third quarter, the biggest drop in more than two years, as Europe’s credit crisis and the U.S. debt- ceiling debate spoiled optimism for an economic recovery.
Bank of America Corp. is likely to have the weakest Tier 1 common equity capital ratio among the four largest U.S. banks as international regulators near agreement on standards to help prevent future financial crises, according to KBW Inc. and Morgan Stanley analysts.