S&P 500 Outlook: Bank Earnings Mixed Ahead of Tuesday's Reports

(MENAFN – DailyFX) S & P 500 Outlook Talking Points: With five banks reported, Tuesday will see the release of Bank of America and Blackrock followed by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday Thus far, the split performances offer little clarity for the direction of earnings season as Dow Jones giants and FAANG members wait in the wings Fresh quarterly forecasts are out! View Q2 forecasts for the S & P 500, US Dollar, British Pound and more. S & P 500 Outlook: Bank Earnings Mixed Ahead of Tuesday’s Reports Five of the country’s largest banks have reported earnings as of Monday morning, delivering a series of mixed results compared to Street expectations. Friday saw the release of JP Morgan, Wells Fargo and PNC while Citigroup and Goldman Sachs announced their earnings before market open on Monday.

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Compared to their one-day implied volatility ahead of earnings , Wells Fargo and PNC saw price movement within expectations while JP Morgan surprised traders with a 2% greater reaction than option pricing suggested. Elsewhere, Goldman Sachs dragged the Dow Jones lower on Monday with a notable miss compared to consensus expectations on Wall Street. The bank accounts for 5.34% of the Industrial Average the fourth highest weighting on the index.

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Earnings season will continue Tuesday with the release of first quarter results from Bank of America (BAC) and Blackrock (BLK) before the open with Morgan Stanley (MS) and US Bancorp (USB) slated for Wednesday morning. As analysts await upcoming results, implied volatility reveals traders expect the most significant price reaction from Morgan Stanley.

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Single day implied volatility suggests MS shares could swing as low as $44.44 or as high as $47.96 following the results. Given that the release is slated for Wednesday, implied volatility could shift

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