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Goldman Sachs, America's largest investment bank reported first quarter earnings before the bell Monday that missed on revenue due to the trading, investing and lending segments. $GS lowered employee compensation and cuts workforce by 2%.

Wells Fargo reported b etter than expected Q1 earnings before the bell Friday. $WFC reported along with JPMorgan $JPM and PNC Financial $PNC. Consumer transactions and auto loans improved but nonperforming assets totaled $7.3 billion, well above $6.67 billion estimates.

PNC Financial reported better than expected first quarter earnings before the bell on Friday after Wells Fargo $WFC and JPMorgan $JPM.PNC beat on revenue with a growing loan book with improving interest rate margins.

JPMorgan Chase, America's largest bank reported better than expected Q1 earnings Friday before the open. $JPM announced record revenue and profits led by Consumer & Community Banking. Wells Fargo $WFC and PNC Financial $PNC also reported.

Iconic American blue jean maker Levi Strauss & Co. released its first earnings report since the company’s initial public offering last month with first quarter earnings per share of 37 cents on revenue of $1.44 billion.

Ride sharing company Lyft debuted on the stockmarket Friday up over 21% after setting the price for its stock at $72 per share late Thursday. IPOs can be boom or bust, In 2018 the most anticipated brands included Dropbox, Spotify and WeWork.

Athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica, best known for it's yoga gear reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings sending the stock to all time highs, up over 10%. $LULU business is high margin, accelerating and expanding in new lines, online sales and in China.

Lennar Corporation reported worser than expected Q1 earnings after the market profit up from last year but a decline in homebuilding revenue hurt the top line. $LEN is benefitting from the new income tax regime.

KB Homes reported better than expected Q1 earnings after the market swinging to profit from a loss last year. A decline in homebuilding revenue hurt the top line. $KBH is benefitting from the new income tax regime.

The Nigerian company Jumia Technologies NYSE IPO has gotten a lot of hype with the expected growth in e-commerce in Africa and because of its shareholders including Rocket Internet SE, Mobile Telephone Networks. Axa CS and Orange SA of France. The risks however are not idle.

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