Sector Update: Financials

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Financial shares were lower in pre-market trade Friday as JPMorgan Chase kicked off banks' Q1 earnings season with a disappointment.

JP) was down more than 3% after it reported net income for Q1 of $5.3 billion, compared with net income of $6.5 billion in Q1 2013.

Earnings per share were $1.28, compared with $1.59 in Q1 2013. Revenue for the quarter was $23.9 billion, down 8% compared with the prior year.

The firm's return on tangible common equity for Q1 2014 was 13%, compared with 17% in the prior year.

The Street expected earnings of $1.41 per share on revenue of $24.0 billion, according to Capital IQ estimates.

And, in other financials stocks news, E TRADE Financial Corporation ( ETFC ) has been upgraded to an overweight rating from underweight by analysts at Barclays. The firm also raised its price target to $24 from $20 a share, which represents a potential upside of 23% from the stock's current market price.



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