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Making sense of the markets this week: July 17

JPMorgan (JPM/NYSE): Even “financial rockstar” and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon wasn’t resistant to the financial institution downturn. Earnings fell 28%, and earnings per share have been $2.76, versus the anticipated $2.88. The inventory was down 5% in early buying and selling after the earnings name, and is now down almost 30% yr so far.

Morgan Stanley (MS/NYSE): A 55% drop in funding banking revenues highlighted a tough quarterly report. Total income got here in at $13.13 billion, versus $13.48 billion predicted. And earnings per share have been $1.39, versus $1.53 predicted.

Wells Fargo (WFC/NYSE): Second-quarter revenue declined 48% from final yr, however this decline was considerably anticipated. Adjusted earnings per share have been $0.82, versus $0.80 predicted, on revenues of $17.03 billion versus $17.53 billion predicted.

Citigroup (C/NYSE): Citigroup fared the most effective out of the U.S. banks that reported this week, as earnings per share have been $2.19 versus $1.68 predicted. Revenues have been $19.64 billion versus $18.22 billion predicted and shares have been up over 3% in early buying and selling.

Whereas U.S. banks are seeing considerably decrease revenues from funding banking, this was anticipated to a point in year-over-year comparisons given how sizzling that market was in 2021. Given the dramatic variations in income fashions between Canadian banks and their U.S. counterparts, buyers needs to be cautious when making unfavourable extrapolations and making use of them to their Canada-based financials portfolio. Whereas the specter of a recession clearly isn’t excellent news for banks anyplace on the earth, they need to obtain some tailwinds within the type of rising rates of interest spreads going ahead.

I nonetheless don’t consider this recession will probably be deep sufficient to symbolize any actual menace to the Canadian banks in the long run. In any case, we’re nonetheless in an extremely sizzling labour market and the strengthening U.S. greenback can solely proceed to assist our steadiness of commerce numbers.

Cogeco earnings up as Quebec’s economic system reveals energy

Whereas the Canadian earnings scene was principally quiet this week, Cogeco Communications (CGO/TSX) posted a powerful 5% earnings elevate for the quarter, with CAD$100.3 million in reported web revenue. Income was up 16.6% over the interval, and earnings-per-share went from $2.02 to $2.17 on a year-over-year foundation. 

In response to the excellent news, shares of the corporate jumped 5% in early buying and selling on Thursday morning. 



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