Credit Suisse ratchets down bank earnings estimates


Following dour management commentary about the mortgage banking slowdown at investor conferences this week, Credit Suisse cuts 2013 EPS estimates at BAC, C, PNC. For Wells Fargo (WFC), estimates for 2014 and 2015 are revised lower by 1% due to worse-than-expected guidance for gain-on-sale margins. JPMorgan (JPM) and U.S. Bancorp (USB) see no cut in the out years as weaker revenue should be offset by better credit performance.

Indeed, after hearing management commentary, Credit Suisse is forecasting loan-loss reserve declines at every bank in its coverage universe for Q3.

JPMorgan's presentation is a good indication of what the banks are facing with regards to mortgages. Wells Fargo's too.

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