High Volume Stock Movers Jan. 19th: C, F, MS, MSFT, BAC

A $25B settlement between five major banks and all 50 U.S. states over deceptive foreclosure practices during the housing crisis is “very close”, and a potential deal could be announced “within weeks”, according to remarks by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, two officials briefed on internal discussions . The banks are Citibank (NYSE:C), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC),  JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and Ally Financial.

The Indonesian automobile market that is projected to grow more than 50% in five years. More than 90% of the market is controlled by Japanese car makers, led by Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM). Leading rivals like General Motors (NYSE:GM), Ford (NYSE:F), and Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) are to ramp up efforts there, according to Bloomberg.

A t December 31, 2011, Morgan Stanley‘s (NYSE:MS) Tier 1 capital ratio, under Basel I, was around 16.6% and Tier 1 common ratio was approximately 13.0% , which reflects the Federal Reserve Board’s formalized regulatory definitions for Tier 1 common capital and the Tier 1 common ratio. The company’s return on average common equity from continuing operations for the 2011 was 3.9%. Also, Based on approximately 1.9 billion shares outstanding at December 31, 2011, book value and tangible book value per common share were $31.42 and $27.95 respectively.

More than 60 new applications that let users share details of their lives on their Facebook profiles will be added by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).  These new applications, which are called “frictionless sharing, include Ticketmaster, Rotten Tomatoes and Pinterest.

FY12 Basel lll Tier common ratio for Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) is up 7.25-7.5% from prior guidance of 6.75%-7%.

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