$ITG (Investment Technology Group, Inc.)

$ITG {{ '2016-07-12T13:56:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Financial technology provider $ITG said June 2016 US trading volume was 3.1Bil shares and average daily volume (ADV) was 141MM shares as compared to 4Bil shares and ADV of 182MM shares in June 2015. Trading volume was 2.6Bil shares and ADV was 124MM shares in May 2016. There were 22 trading days in June 2016 and June 2015 and 21 days in May 2016.

$MS {{ '2018-01-19T20:12:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MS's wealth management business posted strong revenue during 4Q17. Revenues were $4.4Bil, a 4% sequential increase.  Following a multiyear decline the bank reported a increase in the Transactional revenue to $790MM, up 7% sequentially.

$MS {{ '2018-01-19T20:03:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MS reported a 3% sequential increase in its Institutional Securities business to $4.5Bil during 4Q17. Investment Banking witnessed 13% QoQ rise to $1.4Bil, driven by underwriting, particularly in equity, which increased 52%. From a regional perspective, $MS reported sequential increase in Asia, particularly in equity underwriting.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-19T18:19:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AXP said the highest revenue growth segment in 2017 was the US consumer segment. Despite the US consumer segment being very competitive, the company is generating good results and has good opportunities in this space. There are growth opportunities in small and medium-sized enterprises too. These are areas $AXP plans to invest in going forward.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-19T17:55:20+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AXP expects the lending dynamic in 2018 to remain consistent with 2017. The company’s loan growth is expected to exceed the industry as it focuses on increasing its share of lending, particularly with existing customers. Net interest yield has started to stabilize but is expected to contribute to growth versus prior year.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-19T17:55:03+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AXP's reported billings growth was 11% in 4Q17. This was partly due to the dollar weakening YoY versus the major currencies $AXP operates in overseas but also reflects strong underlying growth. The global commercial and global consumer segments represented 40% and 43% of billings respectively. Global network services made up the remaining 17%.

$BLK {{ '2018-01-19T15:19:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BLK, which benefited in 4Q17 from the $1.2Bil of net tax benefit from the recent tax reform, said that the reduction in the tax rate will increase the asset manager's after cash flow. BlackRock added that this increased cash flow from the tax reforms will be used in share buybacks and paying dividends, and also for investing in new products.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-19T14:05:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 4Q17, $AXP posted total revenues net of interest expense of $3.4Bil in its US Consumer Services segment, up 13% from 4Q16. The International Consumer and Network Services segment revenues grew 12%. Global Commercial Services reported a 7% growth in revenues while Global Merchant Services reported a 9% revenue growth versus 4Q16.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-19T13:58:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AXP expects EPS for full-year 2018 to be $6.90-7.30. The midpoint of this range will represent an approximate 20% increase from the 2017 EPS, excluding the impacts of the Tax Act in 2017.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-19T13:56:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AXP's CEO Kenneth Chenault, who will retire this February, stated that the upfront charge triggered by the Tax Act reduced capital ratios and, as a result, while $AXP will be continuing its quarterly dividends at the current level, the company plans to suspend its share buyback program for 1H18 in order to rebuild its capital.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-19T13:49:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AXP reported consolidated total revenues, net of interest expense, of $8.8Bil for 4Q17, up 10% from $8Bil in 4Q16. The increase primarily reflected higher Card Member spending, loans and fees, which more than offset the impact of a lower discount rate.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-19T13:40:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Financial services company $AXP reported its first quarterly net loss in more than two decades for  4Q17, hurt by a one-time charge of $2.6Bil related to the Tax Act. Net loss was $1.19Bil or $1.41 per share compared to a net income of $825MM or $0.88 per share in 4Q16. Excluding the impacts of the Tax Act, EPS for the quarter was $1.58.

$AXP {{ '2018-01-18T22:13:09+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$AXP American Express Company Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$BLK {{ '2018-01-18T20:31:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Assets under management of $BLK transcends $6 trillion mark at the end of 4Q17, helped by the strong market conditions. Revenue jumped 20% to $3.469Bil, while profit rose more than 100% to $2.304Bil or $14.07 per share on a GAAP basis, reflecting the $1.2Bil of net tax benefit related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Adjusted EPS was up 21% to $6.24.

$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.

$MS {{ '2018-01-18T16:27:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 4Q17, $MS's BoD declared a $0.25 quarterly dividend per share, payable on February 15, 2018 to common shareholders of record on January 31, 2018.

$MS {{ '2018-01-18T16:24:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MS, like other major banks, recorded a net discrete tax provision of $990MM related to the new tax law during 4Q17. This led to a 59% drop in earnings to $686MM, or $0.29 per share, from $1.6Bil, or $0.81 per share during 4Q16. Adj. EPS was $0.84. Net revenue during the quarter was $9.5Bil, up 5% from $9Bil.

$MS {{ '2018-01-18T13:12:21+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MS Morgan Stanley Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q4 2017 highlights

$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.

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