Capital One Financial Corp. is among the cheapest U.S. bank stocks, even as Federal Reserve data show the company is better-equipped than JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. to withstand a severe economic slump.
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.
Discover Financial Services , the payments processor whose stock has outgained three bigger rivals, may get another boost after the largest U.S. mobile carriers chose its network for a new venture, analysts said.
Five years ago Springleaf Holdings Inc. was losing more than $1 billion annually as the financial crisis crippled its business of lending to people with poor credit. Fighting off bankruptcy, it closed more than 200 branches and laid off about 800 employees in 2012.
MasterCard Inc.’s approach to making bank-card transactions more secure could give it a competitive edge, analysts said after Target Corp. awarded its portfolio to the company yesterday over larger rival Visa Inc.