Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) [Trend Analysis] retains strong position in active trade, as shares scoring 4.09% to $21.12 in a active trade session, while looking at the shares volume, about 190.9 Million shares have changed hands in this session. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released that it fined Bank of America (BAC) Merrill Lynch $7 million for inadequate supervision of client brokerage accounts that used leverage to buy Puerto Rican municipal bonds and other securities. FINRA found that among 2010 and mid-2013, Merrill Lynch’s systems did not adequately enforce policies that govern how clients can use securities-backed loans.
Lines of credit, called loan management accounts at Merrill Lynch, allow clients to borrow money using the securities in their portfolios as collateral. FINRA found Merrill Lynch’s systems failed to ensure the suitability of Puerto Rican municipal bonds and closed-end funds for consumers who were highly leveraged through these loans or whose investments were mostly concentrated in Puerto Rican securities. FINRA stated that 25 consumers with modest net worth had three-quarters of their portfolios invested in Puerto Rican securities and lost a total of $1.2 million. The firm has institutional ownership of 63.70%, while insider ownership included 41.60%. BAC attains analyst recommendation of 2.10 with week’s performance of 4.04%. Investors looking additional ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 9.41%.
Shares of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it a decrease of -1.32% to close at $166.95. Baidu Japan (NASDAQ:BIDU) released that it is partnering with Yahoo! JAPAN to expand tourism and e-commerce options for Chinese tourists, and to bolster sales opportunities for Japanese businesses by increasing advertising channels for Chinese consumers. In the alliance, Yahoo! JAPAN will act as the general sales agent in Japan for all China-focused advertising and ad network advertising managed by Baidu.
The business alliance will leverage the strengths of both companies to create marketing solutions aimed at Chinese consumers. With Yahoo! JAPAN’s expertise in internet advertising, Baidu will be able to expand its advertising sales channels to a national scale in Japan, and will create new opportunities for Japanese businesses to connect with enterprises and consumers in China.
Baidu will also provide solutions for Chinese tourists visting Japan, incuding in the area of cross-border e-commerce which reached a total transaction volume of USD $26 billion (3 trillion JPY) during the 2016 Singles’ Day shopping holiday. Moving forward to saw long-term intention, the experts calculate Return on Investment of 5.40%. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 19.58% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -23.41%. BIDU last month stock price volatility remained 2.44%.