|Bid||26.45 x 800|
|Ask||26.48 x 1000|
|Day's Range||25.92 - 26.66|
|52 Week Range||17.95 - 35.72|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.58|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.74|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.72 (2.73%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Sep. 03, 2020|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Even though Berkshire Hathaway made a big move on Bank of America in July, the company was quiet in the second quarter, according to its just-released 13F.
(Bloomberg) -- Legions of young investors flocking to cheap trading platforms to pass the time during the pandemic are looking no further than their own banks.That’s one conclusion at Bank of America Corp., where volume on its Merrill Edge Self-Directed platform rose 180% in the second quarter, the bank said in a statement Friday. Of the 330,000 new accounts opened this year, about a third were for clients 35 or younger. The surge in activity has boosted client balances to almost $250 billion.“So many people are working from home, working digitally, checking their accounts and watching the stock market every day,” Aron Levine, president of consumer banking and investments at Bank of America, said in an interview. “If people are not going out to dinner or going shopping, they’re saving and investing.”The influx comes as the bank is rolling out artificial-intelligence tools to give clients personalized information about portfolios, markets and research that adjusts based on their investment behavior. As the coronavirus fueled market volatility, the number of customers viewing Merrill Edge’s financial-education content jumped 25 times from a year earlier, according to Cory Triolo, an executive who manages the digital-investing platform.BofA is emphasizing education for clients who are new to financial markets, Levine said. It also has controls in place and limits access to complex products to qualified investors.“We want to be the place where you can learn how to invest and do it the right way,” Triolo said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
UBS Group AG's <UBSG.S> Chairman for the Americas Bob McCann will step down later this year after a nearly 40-year-career that included stints leading U.S. brokerage operations for both UBS and Merrill Lynch, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. McCann was president of UBS's Wealth Management Americas from 2009 to 2016 and proved to be a key "architect" of its success, UBS Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti wrote in the memo sent to staff on Thursday. The memo, which was verified by a UBS spokeswoman, was also signed by Tom Naratil, co-president of UBS's global wealth management and head of its Americas division.