J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) unveiled on Tuesday restructuring plans, involving the establishment of Wealth Management business operation in Luxembourg in order to improve capabilities in divisions such as Treasury Services and Custody & Fund Services.
J.P. Morgan Chase shares closed higher for the third time in the past ten trading sessions in New York on Tuesday. The stock went up 0.63% ($0.72) to $114.43, after touching an intraday low at $113.19, or a price level not seen since August 15th ($112.97).
Shares of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co have risen 7.00% so far in 2018 compared with an 8.01% gain for the underlying index, S&P 500 (SPX).
In 2017, J.P. Morgan’s stock soared 23.93%, thus, it outperformed the S&P 500, which registered a 19.42% return.
In line with a long-planned restructuring, the group is to merge two legal banking entities into one, which would facilitate seamless customer support. The merger is expected to be finalized in early 2019.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co intends to merge J.P. Morgan International Bank Limited, which is headquartered in London and regulated by Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, with another member of the group based in the European Economic Area – J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.
Once the merger is complete, all assets and liabilities of J.P. Morgan International Bank Limited, including associated assets, client accounts as well as legal agreements, will be transferred to J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg. This will result in the dissolution of J.P. Morgan International Bank Limited, the group said.
According to CNN Money, the 29 analysts, offering 12-month forecasts regarding J.P. Morgan Chase & Co’s stock price, have a median target of $122.00, with a high estimate of $135.00 and a low estimate of $85.00. The median estimate represents a 6.62% upside compared to the closing price of $114.43 on September 11th.
The same media also reported that 14 out of 31 surveyed investment analysts had rated J.P. Morgan Chase & Co’s stock as “Hold”, while 13 – as “Buy”. On the other hand, 1 analyst had recommended selling the stock.
Daily and Weekly Pivot Levels
With the help of the Camarilla calculation method, todays levels of importance for the J.P. Morgan Chase stock are presented as follows:
R1 – $114.56
R2 – $114.68
R3 (Range Resistance – Sell) – $114.81
R4 (Long Breakout) – $115.19
R5 (Breakout Target 1) – $115.64
R6 (Breakout Target 2) – $115.84
S1 – $114.30
S2 – $114.18
S3 (Range Support – Buy) – $114.05
S4 (Short Breakout) – $113.67
S5 (Breakout Target 1) – $113.22
S6 (Breakout Target 2) – $113.02
By using the traditional method of calculation, the weekly levels of importance for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) are presented as follows:
Central Pivot Point – $114.51
R1 – $115.51
R2 – $116.71
R3 – $117.71
R4 – $118.72
S1 – $113.31
S2 – $112.31
S3 – $111.11
S4 – $109.92