Company Reports

10K Takes Fifth Third: Going from 5th to 3rd Overdrive, Not Enough

03/14/2017

Fifth Third is having a hard time reinventing its growth rates and has to rely on cost cutting and remodeling its value proposition. Sell Stock, some bonds. Risk-reg is at low levels. FITB FITB FITB Fifth Third Fifth Third Fifth Third


10K Takes PNC Financial: Planning on Not destroying Capital

03/13/2017

​PNC is good at not doing big bad bank deals and moving the revenues sustainability and mix along. Will work on shareholder payout increases to drive stock. Buy on Stock, Sell on pricey debt. Risk-reg low. PNC PNC PNC PNC PNC


10K Takes MS: Mor Ga(i)ns to Come in Cap Structure

03/10/2017

Morgan Stanley has built up balance sheet protections for capital & liquidity above the big bank pack. Its transition to wealth mgt progressing well as it reduces trading vol. Positive view on stock & bonds. Risk-reg moving lower. MS MS MS Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanleyms ms ms


10K Takes BK Mellon: Anchor Store Risk of Financial Mkts

03/09/2017

​Is BK becoming the M of the processing/servicing world as Blockchain technology revolutionizes the ledger businesses in AUA & ACA. We explore that anchor store/servicer obsolescence predicament. Sell cap stack. Risk-reg on observation. BK BK BK Bank of New York Mellon Bank of New York Mellon Bank of New York Mellon


10K Takes WFC: Ben-Hur of Banking?

03/08/2017

Wells Fargo had two-wheels shot off from its stage coach as it tries to re-balance as a chariot driven company. Needs to win back customers and regulators before it can rollforward big profits. Still, buy stock some LT bonds. Risk-reg contained. WFC WFC WFC Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Wells Fargo


10K Takes JPMorgan: Frank Sinatra of Banking

03/07/2017

JPM has mastered the "art of banking" and now will take a more aggressive acquisition stance. CEO Dimon is the King of Swing in the banking sector as he holds the banking world by a string. Buy Stock, select debt. Risk-reg contained. JPM JPM JPM JPMorgan JPMorgan JPMorgan


10K Takes Ally: Gone Digital, Ditching Drivers?

03/06/2017

Ally recognizing multiple threats from FinTech, e-commerce, brokered deposits and deposit sensitivities to higher rates. Driving franchise into subprime as it trys to survive. Buy Bonds, Sell Stock as fixed income priced for risks and stock not. Risk-reg manageable. Ally Ally Ally


Deutsche Bk: Biba Dushi of Banking, Nicht!

03/05/2017

Just when you thought DB was quieting down, as per CEO guidance, it announces a huge rights offering and asset disposal to raise emergency capital for the bank. VRA thinks it is still way too short capital for comfort. Sell capital stack incl. debt & equity. Avoid counterparty risk exposures & huge systemic risks persists.DB DB DB Deutsche Deutsche Deutsche db db db deutsche deutsche


10K Takes GS: Underbelly of the Golden Beast

03/02/2017

GS stock has been on a tear up +32% total return, #2 to BAC. We look at the Level 3 dynamics as we roll through the rising risk appetite. GS has prepositioned for DFA/Volcker Rule rollback. Still Buy across cap.stack. Risk-reg inbounds. GS GS GS Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs


CS 4Q16: Clipper Ship Makes Employees Walk the Plank

02/27/2017

Credit Suisse is like an aging capital markets rock star. Once famous, now not too pretty to look at and tough to listen to. Fall-off in debt capital markets is a serious investment banking problem as it becomes less relevant for higher margin M&A and corporate finance. Big in equity derivatives, but no color. Thiam turnaround in rocky patch. Sell cap.structure and high counterparty and systemic risk. CS CS CS


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