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Penns Woods Bancorp announces stock repurchase program

15 Apr 2014 @ 22:15
The $1.2 billion parent company of Luzerne Bank and Jersey Shore State Bank Richard A. Grafmyre, President and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq:PWOD) has announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of 10% of the outstanding shares of the Company. The repurchase plan is for a one year period and allows for the repurchase of up to 482,000 shares...

Is Citigroup Too Big To Fail?

08 Apr 2014 @ 16:56
The share price of mega-bank Citigroup (NASDAQ:C) continued to slip today as the once mighty firm continues to embrace the roll of the “Sad Sack” of the world banking sector. Last Wednesday, 02 April, Citi shares closed at 48.25. The share price has closed lower each succeeding day, at 47.66 on Thursday, 47.11 on Friday,  and 46.55 yesterday. Right now it is trying to recover from...

Northrim BanCorp completes acquisition of Alaska Pacific Bancshares

01 Apr 2014 @ 21:19
Northrim BanCorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:NRIM) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Alaska Pacific Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Alaska Pacific Bank, in a stock and cash transaction. “We are excited to welcome the customers, employees and shareholders of Alaska Pacific to Northrim and look forward to what we anticipate will be a seamless transition,” said...

HSBC Holdings – Sell

18 Mar 2014 @ 08:28
HSBC (LSE:HSBA) is a bear market and it would continue going downwards for as long as the selling pressure continues, even when speculators think market would reverse. The quondam bias testifies to this. Past rallies have been punctuated by sharp drops in the price. Every bias requires those who think it would end quickly, so that it can really continue. The EMAs 10, 20, 50 and 200 are sloping...

AIG Assumes a Strong Bullish Bias

05 Mar 2014 @ 07:10
AIG stock (NYSE:AIG) has been showing some signs of a renewed bullish bias – as revealed by the current price action. Bearish pulls have been rejected and the price has been trending upwards. The EMA 11 is almost above the EMA 56 and the RSI period 14 is above the level 50. In this renewed bullish bias, the price may test the resistance level at 52.00. Should this resistance level be breached...

GSK's Witty Response to Executive Bonuses

28 Feb 2014 @ 18:28
GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK) may be one of the most interesting stocks to watch on the London Stock Exchange. It has certainly endured its fair share of bumps and bruises of late, especially with the scandals in China generating publicity and causing a loss of revenues in country. Yesterday GSK released its annual report for the year ending 31 December 2013, indicating somewhat flat sales revenue...

Will Standard Life Take the Low Road?

27 Feb 2014 @ 17:31
Sources close to David Nish, CEO of Standard Life (LSE:SL.)have reported hearing him sing a new version of an old song behind his closed office doors of late. Today, he sang his song in public on the occasion of the publication of the company’s full year’s results for 2013. Standard’s share price fell by 1.17% today to 380.7. O ye’ll tak’ the high road, and...

Annual Trading Forecast on Bank of America (2014)

24 Feb 2014 @ 09:00
Annual Trading Forecast on Bank of America (2014) The Bank of America stock (NYSE:BAC) is expected to rally further after the current pullback – for the dominant bias is bullish. Also, we need to be wary of fundamental effects which can also have impact on the price.   4 EMAs are used for the analysis. They are EMAs 10, 20, 50 and 200 (the color that stands for each EMA is shown at the...

RBS - The Slaughter of the Innocents?

21 Feb 2014 @ 16:44
The headlines are ablaze this morning perpetuating a rumor that RBS (LSE:RBS) will announce next Thursday (27 February) that it will be slashing 30,000 jobs. I initially ignored the hype as a basis for a story today for three reasons: It’s still only a rumor The rumor is spreading like wildfire I’ve got one eye on RBS and the other on the FTSE to see if today is the day it breaks...

The Fascinating Case of Monitise Headlines

19 Feb 2014 @ 17:16
The share price of Monitise (LSE:MONI), the AIM-listed mobile telecommunications company have been making a comeback today after falling dramatically from yesterday’s close at 70.50 to 65.52 by 8:25 GMT. At the moment (3:39 pm), the shares have rallied, but are still more than 2% down on the day. This activity may seem puzzling for anyone browsing the headlines on the financial pages and...
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