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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 expected $2.88. The inventory was down 5% in early buying and selling after the earnings name, and is now down practically 30% yr thus far.

Morgan Stanley (MS/NYSE): A 55% drop in funding banking revenues highlighted a tough quarterly report. General 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 very best 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 some extent in year-over-year comparisons given how scorching that market was in 2021. Given the dramatic variations in income fashions between Canadian banks and their U.S. counterparts, traders needs to be cautious when making damaging 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 growing rates of interest spreads going ahead.

I nonetheless don’t imagine this recession will probably be deep sufficient to characterize any actual risk to the Canadian banks in the long run. In spite of everything, we’re nonetheless in an extremely scorching 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 largely quiet this week, Cogeco Communications (CGO/TSX) posted a powerful 5% earnings increase 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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