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$HBHC's subsidiary Whitney Bank agreed to buy trust and asset management business of Capital One, a banking subsidiary of $COF. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to GAAP EPS and meets or exceeds $HBHC's minimum thresholds for Internal Rate of Return and Return on Invested Capital. This will close during 2Q18.
$HBAN reported a massive 81% jump in 4Q17 earnings to $432MM, or $0.37 per share. The profits were boosted by approx $123MM of federal tax reform-related tax benefit. Excluding the one-off items, earnings stood at $0.26 per share. Total revenue for the quarter increased 4% YoY to $1.12Bil.
$FNB announced a significant financial commitment to both its employees and the communities it serves relating to the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. As an investment in its workforce, $FNB plans to raise the minimum hourly wage for its employees to $15 by the end of 2019, accelerating an ongoing initiative to elevate hourly wages.
As a result of tax reforms, Bank of New York Mellon expects to reinvest the cash in building capital base, organic investments, acquisitions, and via dividends & buybacks. $BK also plans to increase minimum wages for all employees to $15 per hour in the US. The company also plans to increase technology spending as 75% of the business is tech based.
$BBT said insurance revenues could be higher than projected, if the market responds with better pricing. The company thinks the insurance price increases will be higher because of all the catastrophes and it competes on loan growth and that could cause more positive operating leverage.
$BBT said it continues to invest substantially more in digital strategy. The company's new platform continues to be one of the very best in the business today. $BBT continues to invest in it on a regular basis. $BBT's Zelle P2P program, like all of the other major banks in the country rolled out recently, it's going extraordinarily well.
$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.
The world's largest custodian bank Bank of New York Mellon reported 37% jump in 4Q profits due to tax reforms. Revenue for the quarter dropped 2% to $3.7Bil (fee revenues contributed 77%), while assets under custody increased 11% to $33.3 trillion. Tax benefits stood at $427MM. $BK also recorded $246MM in severance and litigation charges.
$BBT expects 1Q18 average total loans of up 1-3% annualized from last quarter and credit quality to be 35-45 basis points. $BBT sees 1Q18 net interest margin to be down 1-3 bps versus 4Q17 and non-interest income of up 1-3% versus 1Q17. For 2018, $BBT sees revenue growth of 2-3%, expenses to be flat from last year and effective tax rate of 21%.
$BBT reported a rise in 4Q17 earnings driven by higher revenue. Net income rose to $614MM or $0.77 per share from $592MM or $0.72 per share last year. Revenue grew to $2.87Bil from $2.73Bil, on an increase in net interest income and higher fees from the majority of non-interest revenues sources. Adjusted EPS for the latest quarter was $0.84.