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Wells Fargo’s Profits Fold Under Pressure

With intense pressure stemming from falling oil prices, historically low interest rates, and volatile financial markets profits at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo did not come in strong for the first quarter of 2016.

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BofA Breaks Free From Financial Crisis Burdens

With the release of the company’s Q1 2016 earnings statement right around the corner, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said in his letter to shareholders in the 2015 Annual Report that the bank is “no longer clouded over by heavy mortgage and crisis-related litigation and operating costs.”

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Fannie Mae’s Single-Family Business Suffers from Credit Expenses

Just one day after FHFA Director Mel Watt stated during an address in Washington, D.C. that risks facing the Agency (namely the GSEs’ declining capital buffer) are “certain to escalate” the longer the conservatorships of the GSEs continue, Fannie Mae reported an annual net income of $11.0 billion for 2015—a decline of 23 percent from the previous year’s net income of $14.2 billion.

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Preliminary Report Shows Q1 Net Income of $34 Million For Ocwen

The company's Q1 2015 preliminary revenue of $510.4 million represents a 7 percent year-over-year decline, and preliminary income from operations dropped from $202.1 million in Q1 2014 down to $132.1 million in Q1 2015. Meanwhile, preliminary cash flow from operating activities for Q1 totaled $323 million, a year-over-year increase of 65 percent.

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Morgan Stanley Posts Solid Q1 Earnings Amid Strong Equity Sales and Investments

The firm also repurchased approximately 7 million shares‒‒worth about $250 million‒‒of its common stock in the quarter. According to the statement, Morgan Stanley stock leapt from 74 cents per share to $1.18 between the first quarters of 2014 and 2015. The firm plans to repurchase as much as $3.1 billion of common stock through the end of Q2 2016.

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Profits Shrink at Fannie Mae

For all of 2014, Fannie reported profits totaling $14.2 billion, down from $84 billion in 2013. Like its sister company, Freddie Mac, Fannie's 2013 results got a major boost from a one-time benefit related to deferred tax assets and a surge in funds from securities settlements.

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Freddie Mac Ekes Out Profit Despite Derivative Losses

For the last three months of 2014, Freddie pulled in $227 million in net income, the company said Thursday, a drop of nearly $2 billion from Q3. The sharp drop came from derivative losses, which totaled $3.4 billion for the quarter as interest rates fell.

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