Stocks fall as bank shares slide, First Republic off 17%
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U.S. stocks fell across the board
in early trading on Friday with S&P financial shares leading the decline. First Republic Bank dropped over 17% despite receiving $30 billion in deposits from the nation’s largest banks. In commodities, oil fell 1% to the $67 per barrel level.
First Republic shares sink
First Republic Bank San Francisco California.
Despite receiving $30 billion in deposits from 11 of the largest U.S. banks including JPMorgan, Bank of America and Citigroup, shares of First Republic are down by double-digits on Friday.
American workers crazed by college hoops are expected to put a dent in economic productivity over the next few weeks as the games take precedent over the daily grind.
FedEx shares rally
FedEx shares jumped Friday after the delivery giant raised its fiscal 2023 earnings outlook to $13.80 to $14.40 per share, compared with its previous forecast of $12.50 to $13.50 per share.
“We’ve continued to move with urgency to improve efficiency, and our cost actions are taking hold, driving an improved outlook for the current fiscal year” said Raj Subramaniam, FedEx Corp. president and chief executive officer.
The company is slashing nearly $4 billion in costs by reducing staff, consolidating offices and reducing some weekend deliveries in less profitable areas.
Silicon Valley Bank officially files for Chapter 11 one week to the day after the FDIC seized bank roiling the bank sector which remains clouded in uncertainty as other smaller and regional banks continue to see their shares hammered.