Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuatio
Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shar
The Bank of Canada kept borrowing costs on hold Wednesday and indicated it’s no rush to pursue aggressive interest rate hikes amid growing global trade tensions and softer housing data.
The statement, which left the benchmark rate at 1.25 percent, repeated dovish language about moving cautiously in an economy that will require continued stimulus. The broader trade comment was new,....More>>>
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Friday morning that it had settled federal claims against Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) related to risk management and improper charges to consumers for $1 billion. A $500 million payment the bank already has made to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is being applied to the $1 billion penalty.
The financial sector will begin releasing second quarter earnings later this week with major bank stocks scheduled to report on Friday. Bank stocks had gained substantially immediately after Donald Trump emerged victorious in the U.S. Presidential elections. But as the Trump trade sputters, the catalysts that spurred the rally initially look increasingly inadequate and may be unable to boost stocks....More>>>
Unemployed at 62? Do something about that before starting benefits.
You get the highest possible Social Security benefit if you wait until youre 70 to take it. Only 3% of retirees do so. More than a third sign up at the earliest age, 62, and wind up with a sharply reduced monthly benefit. Why is that?
In many cases because they arent employed. They dont know how....More>>>
Media stories about JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. JPMorgan....More>>>
Don’t let the distractions of a busy holiday season prevent you from making important and timely financial decisions. From donating to charities to putting extra money in your retirement account, here are six money moves to consider making before Dec. 31:
Federal investigators have halted an alleged student loan debt relief scam that bilked more than $11 million from consumers nationwide.
Strategic Student Solutions and several related companies falsely promised to reduce or eliminate student loan debt and also offered the borrowers non-existent credit repair services, in exchange for upfront fees and monthly payments, the Federal Trade Commission....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockMarch 26 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 2.7% at 2,658.59. The DJIA closed up 2.9% at 24,203.50. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 3.3% at 7,220.54.
Monday was an incredible day for the broad U.S. markets, with the Dow posting one of its top 3 performances, in terms of points, in the history of the average. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq had exceptional days as well, with the Nasdaq....More>>>
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