Take out a home mortgage, get a boatload of credit card reward points.
That’s the latest incentive from Chase (JPM) to some of its customers.
Chase Sapphire, Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred cardholders who also take out a mortgage with the bank can receive 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points.
But potential home buyers need to act fast. Customers need to apply and be approved for the mortgage by August 6 to get the hefty reward, though you don’t need to close on the loan before the deadline.
Only those who’ve been cardholders since May 7 are eligible. Points can be used on travel, gift cards or cash back.
Banks often compete for customers by offering incentives as it’s in the best interest of consumers to shop around for the best deals.
Half of Chase Sapphire customers are Millennials, according to the company, and many are looking to become homeowners.
More than a third of the bank’s mortgage originations were from customers under the age of 35 last year — up from 20% in 2015.
paper trading: Access National Corporation(ANCX)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Today, ourunder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap Northern Virginia based bank holding stock Access National Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCX):
paper trading: Greenhill & Co., Inc.(GHL)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Friday, financial shares slipped by 0.55 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), down 11 percent, and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB), down 8 percent.
- [By Jim Robertson]
For investors with a long memory, the Iridium communications service was launched on November 1, 1998 only for the founding company to go into Chapter 11 bankruptcy nine months later as the cost of service was prohibitive for many users. Iridium Satellite LLC was eventually merged with a special purpose acquisition company (GHQ) created by the investment bank Greenhill & Co. (NYSE: GHL) in September 2009 to form Iridium Communications.
paper trading: American Capital, Ltd.(ACAS)
- [By Monica Gerson]
American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) shares rose 5.63 percent to $16.50 in the pre-market trading session as Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) reported the purchase of American Capital at $3.4 billion in cash and stock.
paper trading: NO Name(ACI)
- [By Robert Weinstein]
Lawsuit after lawsuit, a billion dollars in cost overruns, taxpayer subsidies and the most expensive coal plant to operate causing electric rates to skyrocket, if this becomes the norm. The new project is called Plant Ratcliffe by Southern Co.
Plant Ratcliffe is quite the boondoggle, but proponents say it always costs more to build the first one and costs will come down as the technology improves. More plants are in the planning stages and may bring a needed shot in the arm to mining stocks.
Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), Walter Energy (WLT), Arch Coal (ACI), Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF), Peabody Energy (BTU), and James River Coal (JRCC) are companies that may benefit from increased demand for coal.
Not all coal or coal companies are equal, so it’s crucial to discriminate based on your investment time-horizon goals. With that said, the announcement should have been followed by a deep sell-off in coal and utility related stocks. But something happened.
Or, rather, didn’t happen.
The above coal stocks didn’t sell off tremendously and are largely moving along with the rest of the market today. This is noteworthy because stocks don’t bottom on good news, they reach a bottom on awful news. Let me explain: When a stock chart continues trending lower, what you’re witnessing is investors throwing in the towel and moving on.
Leaving aside bankruptcies for a moment, almost all stocks have a core group of investors that are commonly known as the “strong hands.” A stock is at the bottom when the weak hands are gone. At some point, distressing news (like an unfavorable EPA announcement regarding coal) hits the wire and the related stock or stocks react with little or no movement. This is what we are witnessing right now in coal-related companies.
paper trading: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Stocks that made the cut include General Motors (GM), Coca-Cola Company (KO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and General Electric (GE).
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).
- [By Michael Flannelly]
Early on Monday, analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) to reflect a lower-than-expected valuation of an asset that the oil and gas exploration company is trying to sell.
Though the analysts lowered OXY’s price target from $114 to $109, they still maintain a “Buy” rating on the stock. The new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $89.49.
Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Sankey said, “Bloomberg Finance LP reports that Oxy is seeking sale of 40% of Mideast operations for around $8bn, which would imply $20bn total value for the unit. However reportedly some suitors are valuing the asset at around $15bn. This is a relatively negative valuation against our previous view that Oxy would be seeking $25+bn for its MENA business. We are cutting our price target to $109/share to reflect this lower implied valuation.”
Occidental Petroleum shares were up 96 cents, or 1.07%, during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 16.81% year-to-date.
- [By Garrett Cook]
Citi notes that presentations from producers (the bank specifically notes Anadarko (NYSE: APC), Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD)) showed a lack of commitment to enter 2017 hedge programs to lock in the economics for drilling.
- [By Chris Lange]
Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 16.11 million shares from the previous reading of 15.70 million. Shares were recently at $62.83, in a 52-week range of $61.01 to $78.48.