$MORN (Morningstar Inc.)

$MORN {{ '2016-09-07T10:46:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Investment research firm $MORN also reported that Don Phillips has opted to step down from the Board effective Dec. 31, 2016 to limit the number of inside directors. Phillips will continue as a Managing Director for $MORN, focusing on research innovation.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T19:36:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IBM said it expects to deliver operating EPS of about $13.80 for 2018. The company also expects free cash flow of about $12Bil, resulting in free cash flow realization of over 100%. Additionally, for 2018, revenue growth is expected at current spot rates.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T11:44:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $IBM generated free cash flow of $13Bil, excluding Global Financing receivables. The company also returned $9.8Bil to shareholders through $5.5Bil in dividends and $4.3Bil of gross share repurchases. $IBM ended 4Q17 with $12.6Bil in cash, while debt totaled $46.8Bil, including Global Financing debt of $31.4Bil.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T11:40:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Big Blue $IBM reported its first ever revenue growth in five years, with 4Q17 revenue growth of 3.5% YoY to $22.5Bil, driven by cloud computing business and artificial intelligence investments. However, $IBM reported a net loss of $1.05Bil or $1.14 per share, impacted by a one-time charge of $5.5Bil associated with the enactment of U.S. tax reform.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-18T22:23:11+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$IBM International Business Machines Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$BAC {{ '2018-01-18T18:12:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BAC said it expects solid NII growth in 2018 from loan and deposit growth. "The increase is going to depend upon the amount of loan growth, the utilization of rates increasing along the forward curve and obviously our ability to manage the deposit rate pay," CFO Paul Donofrio said.

$MS {{ '2018-01-18T17:34:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Sales and trading net revenue of $MS fell 16% to $2.7Bil in 4Q17, as fixed-income sales and trading revenue slipped 45%. The decrease was primarily driven by lower results in rates and foreign exchange. $MS's decline is on par with $GS that reported a 50% drop in bond trading during 4Q17.

$BAC {{ '2018-01-18T17:13:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During the earnings conference call, $BAC CEO Brian Moynihan said a lion's share of the saving driven by the tax overhaul will be distributed to shareholders as dividends and share buybacks.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T21:27:47+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS expects medium-term share buybacks of $5-6Bil annually. The company said there are many factors that drive the buyback. Those factors include earnings profile, next CCAR cycle and the evolution of the test. The test especially depends on severity of the macro shock.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T21:20:24+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, assuming current stock price levels, $GS estimates the equity compensation related accounting benefit to be about $175MM. Given the positive backdrop for investing further in franchise and the impact of tax legislation on capital ratios, $GS does not expect to use all of its 2017 CCAR cycle authorization in 2018.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T21:17:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 4Q17, $GS consolidated its online lending and deposit platforms under the Marcus brand. Feedback on lending and deposit products has been positive. The company plans to build on this momentum in 2018, while remaining disciplined in its underwriting standard, focused on lending to creditworthy customers.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T21:06:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS said it took a one-time charge of $4.4Bil in 4Q17 with regard to the effect of U.S. tax reform. The charge includes about $3.3Bil associated with the one-time deemed repatriation tax on foreign earnings and about $1.1Bil related to the remeasurement of deferred tax assets. $GS said there is clearly potential for increased business activity.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T15:49:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GS' BoD declared on Jan. 16 a dividend of $0.75 per common share, payable on March 29, 2018 to shareholders of record on March 1, 2018. During 4Q17, the company repurchased 6.6MM shares at an average cost per share of $241.13, for a total cost of $1.59Bil.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T15:44:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GS' revenue in Investment Management for 4Q17 rose 4% year-over-year to $1.66Bil. This was primarily due to higher management and other fees, reflecting higher average assets under supervision, partially offset by lower incentive fees. During 4Q17, total assets under supervision increased $38Bil to $1.49 trillion.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T15:41:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GS' equity securities revenue for 4Q17 grew 18% year-over-year to $1.21Bil, reflecting a significant increase in net gains from private equities. Revenue in debt securities and loans declined 2% to $449MM, due to higher provisions for loan losses, primarily from impairment of a secured loan.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T15:39:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GS' trading revenue for 4Q17 plunged 50% year-over-year to $1Bil. This was due to significant lower revenues in currencies, credit products, interest rate products and commodities. Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Client Execution continued to operate in a challenging environment due to low levels of volatility and low client activity.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T15:38:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GS' revenue in Investment Banking for 4Q17 jumped 44% year-over-year to $2.14Bil. This was driven by higher revenue in the U.S. Financial Advisory as well as higher revenue in both debt underwriting and equity underwriting.

$GS {{ '2018-01-17T15:37:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GS slipped to a loss in 4Q17 from a profit last year, due to a $4.40Bil record of income tax expenses related to Tax Legislation. Net loss of $2.14Bil or $5.51 per share compared to a profit of $2.15Bil or $5.08 per share last year. Excluding expense, EPS were $5.68 for 4Q17. Revenue fell 4% to $7.8Bil.

$BAC {{ '2018-01-17T14:59:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Net interest income grew 11.4% to $11.46Bil for $BAC in 4Q17. This was primarily driven by three interest rate increases in 2017. However, non-interest income fell 7% to $9Bil due to the impact of the tax act and lower mortgage banking income.

$BAC {{ '2018-01-17T14:54:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAC said its trading revenue for 4Q17 fell 11% to $2.5Bil, driven by a 13% decline in fixed income trading. The decline was primarily due to lower volatility and client activity. Earlier, rivals $JPM and $C had reported declines in bond trading of 34% and 18% respectively in 4Q17.

$BAC {{ '2018-01-17T14:45:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Joining the bandwagon of other banking giants, $BAC reported 4Q17 earnings that almost halved to $2.37Bil, or 20 cents per share, weighed down by charges related to Republican tax reforms, as well as lower trading. Excluding this charge, net income was 47 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter edged up 2% to $20.4Bil.

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