JP Morgan Closes up 1.35% to Lead Financial Stocks August 31st

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information on today’s market action by the top stocks, as measured by market capitalization, in the Financial sector:

  1. HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HBC): The shares closed at $43.56, up $0.74, or 1.73%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $40.41 to $59.14. Volume today was 2,708,143 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 3,581,180 shares. Its market capitalization is $153.60billion, its trailing P/E is 10.36, its trailing earnings are $4.21 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.80 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.20%. About the company: HSBC Holdings plc is the holding company for the HSBC Group. The Company provides a variety of international banking and financial services, including retail and corporate banking, trade, trusteeship, securities, custody, capital markets, treasury, private and investment banking, and insurance. The Group operates worldwide.
  2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): The shares closed at $37.56, up $0.5, or 1.35%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $32.31 to $48.36. Volume today was 29,326,619 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 40,968,300 shares. Its market capitalization is $146.45billion, its trailing P/E is 8.02, its trailing earnings are $4.68 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.00 per share, for a dividend yield of 2.70%. About the company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking. The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance. JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals.
  3. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC): The shares closed at $26.10, up $0.7, or 2.76%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $22.58 to $34.25. Volume today was 39,398,927 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 42,108,500 shares. Its market capitalization is $137.80billion, its trailing P/E is 10.12, its trailing earnings are $2.58 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.48 per share, for a dividend yield of 1.90%. About the company: Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, leasing, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Company operates through physical stores, the Internet and other distribution channels across North America and elsewhere internationally.
  4. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C): The shares closed at $31.05, up $0.11, or 0.36%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $25.40 to $51.50. Volume today was 33,496,638 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 48,313,500 shares. Its market capitalization is $90.60billion, its trailing P/E is 9.60, its trailing earnings are $3.24 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.04 per share, for a dividend yield of 0.10%. About the company: Citigroup Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company’s services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services.
  5. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC): The shares closed at $8.17, up $0.06, or 0.74%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $6.01 to $15.31. Volume today was 277,026,189 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 240,839,000 shares. Its market capitalization is $82.80billion, its trailing earnings are $-1.64 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.04 per share, for a dividend yield of 0.50%. About the company: Bank of America Corporation accepts deposits and offers banking, investing, asset management, and other financial and risk-management products and services. The Company has a mortgage lending subsidiary, and an investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary.
  6. Banco Santander, S.A. Sponsored (NYSE:STD): The shares closed at $9.28, up $0.41, or 4.62%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $8.00 to $13.52. Volume today was 5,404,714 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 10,400,000 shares. Its market capitalization is $57.00billion, its trailing P/E is 7.81, its trailing earnings are $1.19 per share, and it pays a dividend of $0.61 per share, for a dividend yield of 6.80%. About the company: Banco Santander SA attracts deposits and offers retail, commercial and private banking, and asset management services. The Bank offers consumer credit, mortgage loans, lease financing, factoring, mutual funds, pension funds, insurance, commercial credit, investment banking services, structured finance, and advice on mergers and acquisitions.

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