|Bid||29.43 x 27000|
|Ask||29.50 x 46000|
|Day's range||29.38 - 29.61|
|52-week range||22.66 - 31.91|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.59|
|PE ratio (TTM)||10.46|
|Earnings date||16 Oct 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.60 (2.04%)|
|1y target est||33.39|
(Bloomberg) -- Medallia Inc. ended its first day as a public company with one of the year’s 10 best trading debuts after its $325.5 million initial public offering.Shares of the enterprise software provider, which rose as much as 88% Friday, closed up 76% to $37.05. That gave it the eighth-best first-day performance out of 105 IPOs in the U.S. this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.The company and some of its investors sold 15.5 million shares on Thursday for $21 each after marketing 14.5 million of them for $16 to $18. The listing values the company at about $4.5 billion, based on the additional stock sold and the number of shares outstanding, as listed in regulatory filings.Beyond Meat Inc. had the year’s best U.S. trading debut after its $276 million IPO in May. The meat-substitute producer soared 163% on first day and is now up 581% from its offer price, also the best in the U.S. this year.Medallia Chief Executive Officer Leslie Stretch said he was pleased with the company’s debut, as well as its progress toward profitability.“We need to invest in sales and marketing -- go to market -- and we’re doing that aggressively,” Stretch said in an interview. “We’re going to continue with our trajectory.”The San Francisco-based company’s net loss for the quarter ending April 30 was $2.6 million on revenue of $94 million, it said in the filings. That compared with a net loss of $28 million on revenue of $71 million for the same period last year.The offering was led by Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. The shares are trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MDLA.(Updates with closing share price in second paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Hytha in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Liana Baker at email@example.com, Michael Hytha, Matthew MonksFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The brokerage agreed to the settlement with Robert Levine, co-founder of Cabletron Systems, according to filings and sources familiar with the case.
(Bloomberg) -- Vodafone Idea Ltd. has hired Bank of America Corp. and Morgan Stanley to help sell its fiber assets as India’s largest mobile carrier by users seeks to bolster its finances, people familiar with the matter said.The bankers will initiate discussions with potential buyers for the fiber assets, which could be valued at as much as 130 billion rupees ($1.9 billion), the people said, asking not be identified as the talks are private.A final decision has yet to be made on the valuation and the stake to be sold, and the company could bring in more banks for the sale, the people said. Representatives for Vodafone Idea and Morgan Stanley declined to comment, while a Bank of America spokesman didn’t immediately respond to requests for comments.A deal, if successful, would help the phone-service provider add to the funds it’s been raising to pare debt and fend off rivals Bharti Airtel Ltd. and billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd., an upstart that upended the market after its debut in 2016. In April, Vodafone Idea raised 250 billion rupees from a rights issue, building a war chest as India readies for a 5G network.Vodafone Idea, which was formed by the merger of Vodafone Group Plc’s local unit with tycoon Kumar Mangalam Birla’s Idea Cellular Ltd., has reported losses in every quarter since the deal was announced in 2017.Both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea top the list of Asian peers with highest borrowings, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Mumbai-based Vodafone Idea is in the process of transferring all of its fiber assets into a separate company before the sale. The unit has about 158,000 kilometers (98,177 miles) of fiber, according to a presentation posted on its website in February.Shares of Vodafone Idea fell 5.4% on Thursday, the biggest drop in almost two months. The stock declined 50% this year, while India’s benchmark Sensex index rose 7.8%.(Updates to add shares performance in the final paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Baiju Kalesh in Mumbai at firstname.lastname@example.org;P R Sanjai in Mumbai at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Fion Li at firstname.lastname@example.org;Sam Nagarajan at email@example.comFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan tells Jim Cramer about how mobile banking is attracting millennials customers coming off of the bank's latest earnings report.
Bank of America Corp has appointed Janis Vitols to be its new head of global asset management investment banking, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. "A 20-year veteran in investment banking, Janis joins us from Barclays, where he was most recently managing director and head of global asset management investment banking," Bank of America Vice Chairman and Americas head of its financial institutions group Will Addas wrote in the memo to staff.
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan just went a long way in showing not all millenials are broke.
Earnings season is underway and corporate buybacks are set to boost earnings per share for S&P 500 companies.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley are the two Wall Street banks most connected to high-stakes trading. Historically, that made them seem glamorous relative to the other big U.S. institutions, which focused on the more steady business of retail banking.The tide has turned. Persistently low volatility has made it clear that banks can’t count on traders to drive profits. Goldman’s equities revenue beat expectations earlier this week, in a small sign of hope, but Morgan Stanley’s results on Thursday were more far more indicative of the trend. Its $2.13 billion from equities was the highest among banks but was down 14% from a year ago and fell short of even the lowered estimates of $2.27 billion. In fixed income, currencies and commodities, revenue dropped 18% rather than the expected 7% decline.This puts Goldman and Morgan Stanley in a tough spot. They’re not well positioned to immediately compete with Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. in catering to the banking needs of Main Street. At the same time, the bank executives have to feel pressure to limit the quarter-to-quarter fluctuations that are at the mercy of the whims of the global markets.Reading between the lines, their answer to this quandary appears to be more emphasis on wealth management.Now, this isn’t exactly a revelation, nor an abrupt shift. Morgan Stanley has been moving into wealth management strategically for a while, and Goldman’s division already oversees more than $1 trillion in assets. Still, the banks’ latest commentary and moves in the past quarter make clear that they see this business, which produces a steady stream of fee-based income, as a way to leverage their reputation as titans of Wall Street.In Morgan Stanley’s earnings call on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer James Gorman specifically praised Dan Simkowitz for his work on building up the firm’s asset-management unit. And by all accounts it was well deserved, with the division’s revenue at the highest in five years. On the wealth-management side, Morgan Stanley posted $4.41 billion of revenue, which was 2% higher than last year and blew away analysts’ estimates for a 9% decline.Moreover, Morgan Stanley’s wealth-management division posted an impressive 28% profit margin. So impressive, in fact, that it drew more than one question from analysts about whether the bank can sustain that sort of momentum, including from Mike Mayo of Wells Fargo. Gorman insisted “it’s not like we are sitting back and saying we are really milking this.” Rather, “we’re playing for the long run.”At Goldman, Chief Executive Officer David Solomon on Tuesday highlighted its $750 million purchase of wealth manager United Capital, which was announced in May and represented one of Goldman’s biggest acquisitions in recent memory. Bloomberg News’s Sridhar Natarajan noted at the time that Solomon has made building out fee-based businesses a high priority so that shareholders can more easily estimate the bank’s growth and earnings.None of this is to say that Morgan Stanley and Goldman will abandon their positions as premier trading firms. But it’s notable to parse what Morgan Stanley Chief Financial Officer Jon Pruzan told Bloomberg News’s Sonali Basak in an interview. “We’re No. 1 in the world” in equities trading, he said, adding that “we would expect to maintain our market share in this type of environment.” He reiterated those comments during the analyst call.It’s certainly possible that volatility will resume, given that stock markets are hovering near all-time highs and global central banks are on the verge of further easing monetary policy. But framing expectations in terms of maintaining market share would seem to indicate that Pruzan expects further challenges for trading in the coming months and years. Ted Pick, who oversees all of Morgan Stanley’s traders and investment bankers, made some interesting comments in May about the equities business. He said he had led the division with “high levels of paranoia” because it felt like a couple of competitors were coming after the bank, either on price or looser risk requirements or something else. He said “that’s not a game we’re going to play.”Rather, as these second-quarter earnings make clear, Morgan Stanley is playing the long game. So is Goldman. When it comes to dealing with the fickle nature of financial markets, sometimes the most sound strategy is to play the hand you’re dealt.To contact the author of this story: Brian Chappatta at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Niemi at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brian Chappatta is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering debt markets. He previously covered bonds for Bloomberg News. He is also a CFA charterholder.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Rise in interest income and lower costs support Morgan Stanley's (MS) Q2 earnings. However, weak trading and investment banking performance is on the downside.
(Bloomberg) -- Chinese video-game live-streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Ltd. ended flat in its trading debut after its $775 million U.S. initial public offering.Shares of the company, backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd., closed their first day of trading Wednesday at $11.50, the same price as when they were sold in its IPO on Tuesday.DouYu, which delayed its listing amid market jitters in May, sold 44.9 million American depository shares and its investors sold another 22.5 million. The shares, which which had been priced at the bottom of the marketed range, opened down 4.2% and never rose more than 0.4% on Wednesday.The offering, which valued DouYu at $3.73 billion, was the biggest cross-border listing from China since Tencent Music Entertainment Group raised $1.07 billion in its U.S. IPO in December.DouYu, one of China’s top two video-game live-streaming platforms, initially planned to start its IPO roadshow in May but postponed it following President Donald Trump’s threat to boost tariffs on China, people familiar with the matter said at the time. The Wuhan-based company had filed for its IPO on April 22, almost a year after its biggest competitor, Huya Inc., went public in the U.S.DouYu had net income of $2.7 million on revenue of $222 million in the first quarter, according to its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That compared with a loss of about $23 million on revenue of $97 million during the same period last year.Existing investors that sold shares in the IPO included Aodong Investments and Co-Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Zhang Wenming, according to the company’s filings.Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and CMB International Capital Ltd. led the offering. The shares are trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol DOYU.(Updates with closing share price in second paragraph)\--With assistance from Crystal Tse.To contact the reporters on this story: Michael Hytha in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.org;Yueqi Yang in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Polina Noskova at firstname.lastname@example.org, ;Liana Baker at email@example.com, Michael Hytha, Matthew MonksFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
A gauge of global equities retreated for a second straight session and U.S. Treasury yields fell as simmering trade concerns gained steam and the pace of the U.S. corporate earnings season picked up. On Wall Street, CSX Corp was one of the biggest drags on the benchmark S&P 500 index. The results come after U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his threat to tax another $325 billion of Chinese goods on Tuesday, which weighed on stocks.
On Wednesday, Bank of America (BAC) reported mixed second-quarter results. The bank’s profitability beat analysts' expectation.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- If there were any doubts left about the strength of the U.S. consumer, Bank of America Corp.’s latest round of earnings should put those to rest.The bank on Wednesday announced a record second-quarter profit, with Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan crediting “solid consumer activity across the board, with spending by Bank of America consumers up 5% this quarter over the second quarter of last year.” He added that he sees a steadily growing economy, informed by observing trends among “the one-in-two American households we serve.”Revenue and net income both increased in Bank of America’s consumer business, while credit provisions were stable. That mirrors much of what the other big U.S. banks reported earlier this week: Citigroup Inc.’s consumer division had its best second quarter since 2013; JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s consumer and community banking unit reported a 22% year-over-year increase in net income; and Wells Fargo & Co. had sharply lower credit-loss provisions than analysts estimated. Long story short, Bank of America, with its wide footprint across the country, affirmed the health of the consumer.It would be hard to get the same takeaway from just listening to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, however. In a speech on Tuesday, the Fed chief mentioned U.S. consumers just once,(2) and even then, he appeared to play down their strength, which would seem surprising given that consumer spending makes up more than two-thirds of the American economy. But it has become abundantly clear since his congressional testimony last week that Powell is going to lean heavily on “trade tensions” and slowing global growth as reasons to justify interest-rate cuts and will go out of his way to add caveats when mentioning positive aspects of the economy.He didn’t disappoint on either front during his comments in France (emphasis mine):“Growth in consumer spending, which was soft in the first quarter, looks to have bounced back, but business fixed investment growth seems to have slowed notably. Moreover, the manufacturing sector has been weak since the beginning of the year, in part weighed down by the softer business spending, weaker growth in the global economy, and, as our business contacts tell us, concerns about trade tensions.”The Fed looms large in just about every aspect of today’s markets, given the central bank’s abrupt shift toward favoring interest-rate reductions starting later this month. And the difference in tone about consumers between the central bank and the biggest U.S. banks is especially notable because the Fed’s about-face on interest rates has caused Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo to all miss on net interest margins relative to expectations. That trend has led the leaders of those banks to face some uncomfortable questions this earnings season about their outlooks.Bank of America’s Paul Donofrio adjusted expectations for net interest income on the lender’s analyst call on Wednesday. During the first-quarter call, he had said it could increase by 3% in 2019 compared with 2018. Now, he said the growth will be closer to 2% if interest rates remain stable, and just 1% if the Fed cuts rates twice before the end of the year as bond traders expect.It’s worth noting that Moynihan didn’t see the Fed capitulating to the market’s demands for lower interest rates. I was in attendance when he spoke to the Economic Club of New York on June 4, and at the end of a question-and-answer segment he said he didn’t think the central bank would cut rates this year. What were his reasons for that call? Among them: “We feel very good about the consumer.”What Moynihan, and anyone who thought similarly, couldn’t have predicted is just how locked in the Powell Fed would become to easing policy. Even stronger-than anticipated figures on retail sales, factory output and housing on Tuesday failed to budge the market-implied odds of a July rate cut, not to mention the outlook for the rest of the year. That’s because Fed officials haven’t even pretended to push back on that pricing.U.S. consumers may be as strong as ever, but if Powell is content with brushing that off, then the biggest U.S. banks will have no way to escape the Fed squeeze.(1) Excluding a reference to "consumer price inflation."To contact the author of this story: Brian Chappatta at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Niemi at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brian Chappatta is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering debt markets. He previously covered bonds for Bloomberg News. He is also a CFA charterholder.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp.’s consumer bankers extended their winning streak for another three months.Gains in the retail division helped drive overall profit to a record for a fifth consecutive quarter as mortgage activity surged and provisions for bad loans posted a surprise drop from the first quarter. The trading division, where revenue declined 10% in the second quarter, fell victim to the same slump its bigger rival JPMorgan Chase & Co. suffered during the period.“We see solid consumer activity across the board, with spending by Bank of America consumers up 5% this quarter over the second quarter of last year,” Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan said Wednesday in a statement.Bank of America shares climbed 1.1% to $29.31 at 9:45 a.m. in New York.The biggest U.S. banks are benefiting from a solid job market, relatively strong economic growth and Federal Reserve interest-rate increases stretching back to late 2015. Despite profit blowouts in recent quarters, some investors are becoming more cautious on financial stocks amid speculation the Fed will cut rates this month. That’s prompted shares to trail the broader market.Bank of America became the latest firm to dial down expectations for the lending business as the Federal Reserve seems poised to cut rates. Its net interest income will probably rise 1% this year if the Fed cuts rates twice in 2019, down from the 3% jump it expected in April, Chief Financial Officer Paul Donofrio said on a call with analysts Wednesday. JPMorgan and Wells Fargo & Co. also tamped down expectations for that metric this week.BofA’s net interest income -- revenue from customers’ loan payments minus what the company pays depositors -- rose 3% to $12.2 billion in the second quarter, less than the $12.3 billion average estimate in a Bloomberg MODL survey. The bank joined JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and Citigroup Inc. in reporting sliding net interest margins compared with the previous quarter.In Bank of America’s trading division, revenue dropped to $3.27 billion, slightly less than the average estimate of $3.32 billion. Fixed-income revenue fell 8% to $2.13 billion, while equity-trading revenue slid 13% to $1.15 billion. Donofrio said on a call with reporters that the declines weren’t due to bad bets, as the bank had no days of trading losses in the quarter.The lender announced last month it would return as much as $37 billion to shareholders over the next four quarters by raising its dividend by 20% and boosting stock buybacks.(Updates with NII outlook in sixth paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Lananh Nguyen in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Michael J. Moore at email@example.com, Steve Dickson, Daniel TaubFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Modest loan growth, higher rates and prudent cost management aid BofA's (BAC) Q2 earnings. However, dismal trading and investment banking performance, and rise in provisions pose concerns.
The growth in net interest income, a main engine of banking profit, looks to slow to a halt in the back half of this year, Bank of America CFO Paul Donofrio says.