Banking & Finance


Bicapital Prepares For IPO

Bicapital Corporation filed an amended F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). There were no terms given in the filing but ...
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Credit cards

Are Credit Cards a Good Thing for Students?

While students have long been advised “neither a borrower nor a lender be,” there may be good reasons for them to consider getting a credit card these days. The credit ...
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mutual funds

Meet Vanguard’s Newest Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund

In the midst of the ridiculous market volatility this week, Vanguard announced an addition to its portfolio of funds for investors to purchase: the Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund. This ...
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First Data Prepares for IPO

First Data Corp. has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in the filing, but ...
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6 Big Banks Under Book Value Worth Over $5 Billion

With the latest stock market sell-off taking both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index to formal correction territory of -10% or more, many investors are at ...
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investor research

2 Financial Services Bargains After the Sell-Off

With the markets having bounced hard, investors are wondering if it is safe to go bargain hunting. Some investors are still pondering running for cover, but independent research firm Argus ...
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Allegiance Bancshares Files for IPO

Allegiance Bancshares Inc. has filed an S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in the filing but the ...
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Is Taubman Centers Finally Cheap Enough?

Taubman Centers Inc. (NYSE: TCO) may be down with the broader market on Monday, but the analyst research team at Oppenheimer decided to raise its rating. Steve Manaker upgraded Taubman ...
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Bank of America

Key Analyst Sees Bank of America Rising 25% Despite Downturn

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) is known as one of the most widely traded stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. So how did this banking behemoth deal with ...
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Credit cards

Worst Credit Cards in America

Most consumers know that all credit cards are not created equal. And separating the bad from the good can be tricky, especially because the card issuers are constantly beating the bushes ...
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US Federal Reserve

Another View of the Fed Minutes

The minutes from the July 28 to July 29 Federal Open Market Committee’s meeting hit the market early on Wednesday, ahead of the traditional embargo. Despite the minutes appearing prematurely, ...
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BB&T Pays Up to Keep Expanding With Acquisitions

BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) apparently wants to grow and grow, and the bank holding company is willing to acquire to do it. Just two weeks after closing the acquisition of ...
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Energy, Mining Companies Lead Debt Default Rates Higher

The impact of low commodity prices has taken a steep toll on energy producers, particularly in the oil and coal businesses. According to Fitch Ratings, the energy industry’s default rate ...
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Houlihan Lokey Debuts in IPO

Houlihan Lokey Inc. (NYSE: HLI) entered the market Thursday morning. The company announced the pricing for its initial public offering on Wednesday evening as $21 per share for 10.5 million shares. ...
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What Key Analyst Has to Say About Capital One

Argus raised its rating on Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COP) to Buy from Hold and set a target price of $92, implying 16% appreciation potential in the year ahead, ...
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