UPDATE: J.P. Morgan Posts Upbeat Q1 Profit, Lifts Dividend
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM) reported a drop in its first-quarter profit.
J.P. Morgan's quarterly profit declined to $5.38 billion, or $1.31 per share, versus $5.56 billion, or $1.28 per share, in the year-earlier period. Its quarter-end share count fell 4% y/y as it bought back stock. Its revenue climbed 6% to $26.7 billion from $25.2 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.16 per share on revenue of $24.4 billion.
J.P. Morgan lifted its quarterly dividend to $0.30 per share versus $0.25 per share and authorized a $15 billion stock buyback program.
JPM shares gained 0.91% to $45.25 in pre-market trading.
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