BofA (BAC -2.7%) needs to increase its capital cushion to as high as $50B to overcome mortgage...

|About: Bank of America Corporation (BAC)|By:, SA News Editor

BofA (BAC -2.7%) needs to increase its capital cushion to as high as $50B to overcome mortgage losses, analysts say. The extra settlement and writedown costs may put a monkey wrench in the plans of CEO Brian Moynihan to reward shareholders with a dividend hike due to the new  capital ratio regs now in place.