D. E. Shaw buys $385,582,217 stake in Bank of America Corp (BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC) : D. E. Shaw scooped up 23,868,960 additional shares in Bank of America Corp during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 25,860,645 shares of Bank of America Corp which is valued at $385,582,217.Bank of America Corp makes up approximately 0.79% of D. E. Shaw’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Canyon Capital Advisors sold out all of its stake in BAC during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 1,408,450 shares of BAC which is valued $20,999,990.Jefferies Group reduced its stake in BAC by selling 476,335 shares or 80.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 117,609 shares of BAC which is valued at $1,753,550. Bank of America Corp makes up approx 0.06% of Jefferies Group’s portfolio.Hightower Advisors boosted its stake in BAC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 26,362 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,509,517 shares of Bank of America Corp which is valued at $22,506,898. Bank of America Corp makes up approx 0.28% of Hightower Advisors’s portfolio.Horrell Capital Management reduced its stake in BAC by selling 138 shares or 0.37% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 37,552 shares of BAC which is valued at $549,386. Bank of America Corp makes up approx 0.34% of Horrell Capital Management’s portfolio.

Bank of America Corp closed down -0.16 points or -0.99% at $15.98 with 12,88,12,599 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $16.15, the shares hit an intraday low of $15.75 and an intraday high of $16.15 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Bank of America Corp reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Jul 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.33. The company had revenue of $20600.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $20518.78 million. The company’s revenue was down -7.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.45 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Bank of America Corp. Berenberg Initiated Bank of America Corp on Jul 13, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $15.Bank of America Corp was Downgraded by Raymond James to ” Mkt Perform” on Jul 7, 2016.

Bank of America Corporation is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company is a financial institution serving individual consumers small- and middle-market businesses institutional investors corporations and Governments with a range of banking investing asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Through its banking and various nonbank subsidiaries it provides a range of banking and nonbank financial services and products. It operates in five segments: Consumer & Business Banking which offers a range of credit banking and investment products and services to consumers and businesses; Consumer Real Estate Services which provides a line of consumer real estate products and services; Global Wealth & Investment Management which provides wealth management solutions; Global Banking which provides a range of lending-related products and services and Global Markets which offers sales and trading services.

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