While the EPS came in higher-than-expected, revenue missed expectations
For the quarter ended in December 2020, Bank of America posted
The bank reported revenues that came in lower than the $20.7
billion forecasted at $20.2 billion. On the other hand, the EPS published was
59 cents, ahead of the 55 cents/ share touted.
At the same time, equities revenue was $1.32 billion,
topping the $1.22 billion estimate.
According to Brian Moynihan, the bank’s CEO, “In the fourth
quarter, we continued to see signs of a recovery, led by increased consumer
spending, stabilizing loan demand by our commercial customers, and strong
markets and investing activity.”
For the future, Bank of America will maintain its quarterly
dividend of 18 cents and will start repurchasing $2.9 billion in shares in Q1
After the news hit the wires, the bank’s stock price traded
1.2% lower in premarket trading.
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