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Bank of America, GS, J&J Net Soar; UAL, Grainger Net Decline


Author: Mukesh Buch
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Last Update: 3:18 AM ET April 18 2017

12:00 PM New York – Bank of America first-quarter net surged 47% to $4.4 billion. Charles Schwab first-quarter net soared 37% to $564 million. Goldman Sachs first-quarter net jumped 83% to $2.2 billion. J&J first-quarter net slid 0.8% to $4.4 billion. Netflix first-quarter net surged to $178 million.

Tollbooth Index slipped 31.19 or 0.3% to 11,583.77.

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Bank of America Corp (BAC), the financial services provider reported revenues in the first-quarter ending in March jumped 7% from a year ago to $22.2 billion.

Net income in the quarter surged 46.7% to $4.4 billion or 41 cents per diluted share from $3 billion or 28 cents in the same quarter last year.

The bank said provision for credit losses declined 16% to $835 million from $997 million and total expenses were flat at $14.8 billion and net charge-offs dropped 13% to $934 million from $1.1 billion.

Average loan balances in business segments jumped 6% to $819 billion and total average deposit balances increased 5% to $1.26 trillion and sales and trading revenue were $3.9 billion.

Mobile banking active users soared 13% to 22.2 million and total credit/debit card spending increased 5% while total client balances jumped $119 billion to approx $2.6 trillion.

Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), the investment bank and brokerage services provider said revenues in the first-quarter ending in March surged 18% from a year ago to $2.1 billion.

Net income in the quarter soared 37% to $564 million or 39 cents per diluted share from $412 million or 29 cents in the same quarter last year.

“We ended March serving 10.3 million active brokerage accounts, 1.1 million banking accounts, and 1.5 million retirement plan participants, up 5%, 7%, and 1%, respectively,” said chief executive officer Walt Bettinger.

Net new assets across the company reached $39 billion in the quarter increased 22% and total client assets increased to $2.92 trillion, an 14% increase from a year ago period.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS), the investment banking and brokerage services provider report revenues in the first-quarter ending in March soared 27% to $8.03 billion.

Net income in the quarter jumped 83.3% to $2.2 billion or $5.15 compared to $1.2 billion, or $2.68 per diluted share in the same period a year ago.

Goldman Sachs said as of March 31, total balance sheet assets were $894 billion total shareholders’ equity was $86.92 billion.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), the consumer healthcare products maker said revenues in the first-quarter ending in March rose 1.6% from a year ago to $17.8 billion.

Net income in the quarter slid 0.8% to $4.4 billion or $1.61 per diluted share from $4.5 billion or $1.59 in the same quarter last year.

The healthcare products maker said domestic sales in the quarter increased 0.6% and international sales advanced 2.8%.

Johnson & Johnson lifted sales forecast in fiscal 2017 to between $75.4 billion and $76.1 billion and earnings per share in the range of $7 to $7.15.

In the quarter, J&J agreed to acquire Switzerland-based biopharmaceutical company Actelion Ltd for about $30 billion and also completed the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics for about $4.3 billion.

Netflix, Inc (NFLX), the video streaming service provider said revenues in the first-quarter ending in March jumped 34.7% from a year ago to $2.6 billion.

Net income in the quarter surged to $178.2 million or 40 cents per diluted share from $27.7 million or 6 cents in the same quarter last year.

In the quarter, Netflix added 5 million members as it expanded to 130 new markets in first-quarter of fiscal 2016 and ended the quarter with nearly 48 million subscribers outside the U.S.

The video streaming service provider said net domestic streaming subscribers increased 1.42 million and net international streaming subscribers increased to about 3.53 million, a 22% decline in international subscriber additions.

Reed Hastings chief executive officer of Netflix said next 100 million subscribers are likely to come more quickly than the first 100 million, and subscriptions range from $8 to $12 per month, with a popular option of $10 a month.
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