PayPal’s (NASDAQ:PYPL) huge first-mover advantages, its high profits, its large cash pile, and its demonstrated ability to move quickly to exploit opportunities put it way above the other well-known fintech names. Additionally, the valuation of PYPL stock is quite reasonable, especially in comparison with that of the other top fintech companies. Source: Michael Vi /…

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) reported excellent earnings on Oct. 14 for its quarter ending Sept. 30. Net income rose 59.2% over last year. But more importantly, the bank stepped up its share buyback program. It repurchased $5.3 billion of WFC stock during the third quarter. Source: Martina Badini / Shutterstock.com This was significantly higher than the…

Bank stocks are on the move Thursday following the release of earnings reports from various companies. Source: Syda Productions / Shutterstock.com We’re diving into those earnings reports below to see what has investors in bank stocks so happy today. Bank Stocks On the Move: Bank of America (BAC) Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) starts us off…

We’re fast approaching one of my favorite times of the year — the third-quarter earnings announcement season. Source: Shutterstock The reason why I get so excited during earnings season is because this is when the crème de la crème of stocks get their chance to rise to the top. Every company must open its books…

Preferred stock ETFs that get increased attention when volatility and doldrums make headlines in equity markets, and so far September has been a down and choppy month. For instance, the , the  and the  are down around 2.9%, 3.6% and 1.6%, respectively. As a result, investors looking for steady passive income are putting preferred stock ETFs…

Warren Buffett has transformed his equity portfolio in the last few years. The “Oracle of Omaha” is known for holding stocks for a lengthy period of time. However, for several quarters now, he has trimmed holdings of so-called “Buffett stocks” to shed non-performers while also picking up a reputation for investing in growth plays. Kraft…

Editor’s Note: This article is regularly updated to bring you relevant, up-to-date information. It’s the tail end of earnings season with only a few notable companies left to issue earnings reports. In the coming weeks, we’ll get results from a few influential and closely followed companies, including a major technology firm and homebuilder. These earnings…

Popular meme stock Clover Health (NASDAQ:CLOV) might seem to be going through a rough spot now, but there’s lots of great news to offset it. As volatility continues to rock the boat, investors are being incentivized to pile into the dip. That’s because CLOV stock stands to gain from an incoming conference and a new partnership,…

As the last day of trading wraps up for August, keep in mind how low the volume tends to be in the days leading up to the long Labor Day holiday weekend. With that note in mind, let’s look at a few top stock trades for Wednesday. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: FuboTV…

Investors have had a long week. They saw the major indices fall from a five-day winning streak, taking a dip thanks to worse-than-expected retail sales and Federal Reserve jitters. Growing geopolitical tensions and the delta variant are also weights on the market. However, the S&P 500 started to turnaround on Thursday, closing higher for the…

Warren Buffett turned 90 this year. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) vice chairman Charlie Munger is even older. Two older guys with two classes of stock. BRK.B stock is the more affordable of the two, at $291.28 a share versus $438,160. Source: Kent Sievers / Shutterstock.com Father Time is undefeated. Everything fades, everything ends. This may…

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) just doubled its quarterly dividend per share from 10 cents to 20 cents. This raised the dividend yield for WFC stock to 1.64% as of Aug. 9. Source: Martina Badini / Shutterstock.com Additionally, Wells Fargo just reported excellent earnings with a good increase in its tangible book value per share (TBVPS). I…

If you’re in the market for an investment that could last for generations, I invite you to consider Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) stock. Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com It’s a banking giant that seems to respect the WFC stockholders – even if Wells Fargo’s reputation with its customers isn’t perfect. You may have heard allegations about the…

Today, bank stocks are in focus for investors. Indeed, most of the major U.S. banks are higher today, by a similar margin. Source: shutterstock.com/CC7 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) are all higher by approximately 3% at the time of writing. These synchronized moves seem to indicate a…

Let’s face it. As a general rule, retail investors love to hate financial companies. Some, such as LendingClub (NYSE:LC), start out as Wall Street darlings before falling from favor. Others, like structured settlements firm JG Wentworth, create instant enemies by nature of their industry’s bare-knuckle marketing. And then there’s Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) — the poster child…

Bank stocks have done well during the pandemic. As of writing, almost all the banks have reported second quarter earnings. And the news continues to be good. Banks are reporting strong revenue and earnings as consumers unleash some of their pent-up demand. And for the last 18 months, the banks have had a friend in…

Equities are getting torched today, but don’t tell that to financial stocks like Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). They’re holding firm in the face of the selloff so far, giving us a reason to analyze WFC stock and peers to see if there’s a trade to be had. Source: Shutterstock The bank just had an earnings report…

Let’s be honest: Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) hasn’t always had a perfect reputation. If you’re going to invest in WFC stock, you’ll definitely want to be aware of the company’s spotty past. Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com This includes getting slapped with fines from U.S. regulators for allegedly creating 1.5 million fake deposit accounts and more than…

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