$FFIN (First Financial Bankshares Inc.)

$FFIN {{ '2015-12-02T11:41:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FFIN said the Abilene, Eastland and Sweetwater Regions will become one Region. Ron Butler will serve as the Chairman and CEO of the Region, Marelyn Shedd will be the Region President, Trent Swearengin will be the Eastland Division President, and Kirby Andrews will serve as the Sweetwater Division President.

$V {{ '2017-07-21T19:02:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$V, which competes with $MA and $AXP, lifted its financial outlook for FY17. Net revenue is expected to grow 20% on a nominal dollar basis compared to the previous growth guidance of 16-18%. GAAP EPS growth is expected to be in low double-digits on a nominal dollar basis and non-GAAP EPS is expected to grow about 20%.

$EGN {{ '2017-07-21T16:04:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EGN appointed Lori Lancaster to its BoD effective July 21, 2017. Lancaster is a former Managing Director of the Global Energy Group at $UBS Securities and the Global Natural Resources groups at Nomura Securities International and $GS. She fills the vacancy created in May 2017 by the retirement of Michael Goodrich.

$BKMU {{ '2017-07-21T15:03:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Rowley Law PLLC is investigating potential claims against $BKMU and its BoD for breach of fiduciary duty concerning the proposed acquisition of $BKMU by $ASB in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at about $482MM. The transaction is expected to close in 1Q18.

$ASB {{ '2017-07-21T14:53:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASB and $BKMU have sealed a definitive agreement under which the latter will merge with and into Associated. $BKMU’s bank subsidiary will also merge with and into Associated's bank subsidiary, Associated Bank, N.A. The all-stock deal is valued at approx $482MM. The transaction is expected to close in 1Q18.

$ASB {{ '2017-07-20T21:43:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASB to acquire $BKMU. Under the terms of the agreement, $BKMU shareholders will receive 0.422 shares of $ASB common stock for each share of $BKMU common stock. Upon consummation of the merger, David Baumgarten, $BKMU CEO, will serve as a consultant to the CEO of $ASB.

$ASB {{ '2017-07-20T21:42:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ASB to acquire $BKMU in an all-stock transaction valued at approx. $482MM, based on $ASB's July 19, 2017 closing stock price of $24.60 per share. $BKMU's bank subsidiary will also merge with $ASB's bank subsidiary, Associated Bank, N.A. The transaction is expected to close in 1Q18.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-20T17:11:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AXP said American Express OPEN has extended its Lowe’s Business Rewards Card program to enable small business Card Members earn rewards and get 5% off at Lowe’s every day when they use the Card on eligible purchases. The Lowe's Business Rewards Card has no annual fee and can help small businesses optimize their business spending.

$TCBI {{ '2017-07-20T16:18:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TCBI elected Jonathan Baliff to its BoD. Baliff currently serves as President, CEO and a director of Bristow Group Inc., positions he has held since July 2014.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-20T00:17:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AXP stated that it considers surcharging as consumer-unfriendly. The company believes the new ban on surcharging in the UK is a good policy. It is uncertain whether this has any material impact on $AXP’s ability to grow business in the UK but the company believes this is a positive step longer-term. UK is one of $AXP’s strongest markets.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-20T00:02:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AXP made some changes on the business end-consumer Platinum products in 2H16 and on the consumer product, it offered a range of benefit enhancements that went in at the end of 1Q17. All the costs associated with the significantly higher card member engagement that these changes are driving are reflected in the 2Q17 results.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-19T23:42:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 2Q17, $AXP’s discount revenue was flat YoY and grew 7% on an adjusted basis. The discount rate was 2.44%. Net card fees grew by 8% driven by continued strength in the US Platinum and Delta portfolio as well as growth in Mexico and Japan.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-19T23:30:57+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 2Q17, $AXP’s total loans were up 11% versus 2Q16. The company continues to steadily grow loans faster than the industry as it captures the particular opportunity it has to grow loans with existing customers while also adding new customers. Looking forward, $AXP is confident on growth based on its existing customer opportunities.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-19T23:22:58+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AXP's worldwide FX-adjusted billings grew 1% in 2Q17 versus 2Q16. Worldwide billings growth adjusted for the impact of Costco and changes in FX rates was 8%. The billings growth reflects the broadbased growth across diverse segments and geographies with adjusted US billings at 6% and international billings growth in low double digits.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-19T21:43:43+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$AXP American Express Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$AXP {{ '2017-07-19T20:46:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, $AXP posted total revenues net of interest expense of $3.2Bil in its US Consumer Services segment, flat vs. 2Q16. International Consumer and Network Services total revenues were $1.4Bil, up 1%. Global Commercial Services total revenues were $2.6Bil, up 3% vs. 2Q16. Global Merchant Services total revenues were $1.2Bil.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-19T20:40:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AXP expects to deliver EPS of between $5.60-5.80 in 2017. The company has received approval to return an additional $4.4Bil to shareholders over the next four quarters through share repurchases.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-19T20:37:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, $AXP posted consolidated total revenues, net of interest expense, of $8.3Bil, up 1% from 2Q16. Excluding business from the discontinued relationship and the impact of FX rates, adjusted revenues net of interest expense grew 8%. These increases primarily reflected higher net interest income and higher adjusted Card Member spending.

$AXP {{ '2017-07-19T20:30:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AXP reported a 33% decrease in 2Q17 earnings. Net income was $1.3Bil or $1.47 per share versus $2Bil or $2.10 per share in 2Q16. 2Q16 included results related to the now-discontinued Costco US relationship, a gain of $1.1Bil from the sale of the related loan portfolio, and a $232MM restructuring charge. Diluted EPS fell 30% in 2Q17.

$BAC {{ '2017-07-18T18:18:01+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BAC said it does not consider M&A as a capital strategy. It said the company has been grown organically by investing in cash major capabilities and hence, it does not want to be distracted by acquisitions.

$BAC {{ '2017-07-18T17:11:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BAC said total loans in 2Q17 were up 2% YoY, adding that sale of UK card lowered average loan by 2.9Bil. Loan growth was reduced by continued run-off consumer real estate loans during the quarter. However, loans in the business segment were up $39Bil or 5%, led by consumer banking. $BAC continues to see good growth in residential mortgages.

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