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West Bancorporation, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend; Fourth Quarter Earnings ...
http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140124-907061.html
This year, the volume of loans originated declined due to a slowdown in refinancing activity, so the mix of mortgage loan activity was more heavily weighted to home-purchase loans. This typically results in lower margins than loans attributable to

When Did the Rangers Begin to "Suck"?
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With Lester Patrick, one of the greatest defensemen of the previous era, as head coach and general manager, the Rangers were successful, every which way, from the start, making the Playoffs in their first season, 1926-27, and then winning the Stanley

Cardinal Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cardinal-announces-fourth-quarter-earnings-2014-01-22?reflink=MW_news_stmp
In November, the bank completed its branch profitability analysis and decided to close two low performing offices during the 1st quarter of 2014. Mortgage Banking Segment Income Review Cardinal also operates several other subsidiaries: George Mason

Austin mortgage exec to lead new Texas lender
http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/real-estate/2014/01/austin-mortgage-professional-hired-to.html
Cannatti formerly was the Texas area manager for Cherry Creek Mortgage Corp. He held other positions with Network Funding LP, Countrywide Home Loans and 1st Metropolitan Mortgage. He has served as president of the Austin Mortgage Bankers 

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Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) Downgraded to C+ at TheStreet

Was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday, August 17th.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ameris Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Ameris Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Ameris Bancorp in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Ameris Bancorp and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $61.00 price objective on shares of Ameris Bancorp in a research report on Friday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Ameris Bancorp has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.33.

Q3 2018 Earnings Forecast for Horizon Bancorp Inc Issued By Piper Jaffray Companies (HBNC)

Shares of NASDAQ:HBNC traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $20.58. The stock had a trading volume of 41,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 103,913. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. The company has a market cap of $798.71 million, a PE ratio of 20.18 and a beta of 1.01. Horizon Bancorp has a 1 year low of $16.67 and a 1 year high of $22.13.

Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBNC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. Horizon Bancorp had a net margin of 23.28% and a return on equity of 10.03%. The company had revenue of $42.48 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $42.33 million.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HBNC. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Horizon Bancorp in the 2nd quarter worth $187,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Horizon Bancorp by 50.0% in the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 9,833 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $203,000 after acquiring an additional 3,278 shares during the period. AMI Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Horizon Bancorp in the 2nd quarter worth $223,000. Barclays PLC lifted its stake in shares of Horizon Bancorp by 115.6% in the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 7,859 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $236,000 after purchasing an additional 4,214 shares during the period. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lifted its stake in shares of Horizon Bancorp by 50.0% in the second quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 11,660 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $241,000 after purchasing an additional 3,887 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 52.77% of the company’s stock.

My buddy wants me to be a mortgage broker with him, what should I ask for?

He's offering $1000 a month salary plus 30% splits.

He mentioned something like starting at 60% before? But I'm new so he's starting me at 30%?


why on earth would you enter the mortgage business at this time?

I'm unclear about the situation. Are you currently working with this guy and he is starting his own mortgage company?