US financial conglomerate Bank of America, one of the four largest US banks, reported that it ended the first three months of this year with a net profit of $7.56 billion. Compared to the same period of the previous year, its volume increased by 2.1 times. Earnings per share were 86 cents, up from 40 cents a year earlier, and above economists' forecast of 65 cents per share. Quarterly revenue also came in above market estimates. Its volume was fixed at $22.821 billion, with economists' forecast of $21.85 billion. Over the past twelve months, this indicator has increased by 0.2%.
During this period, the bank's net interest income decreased by 16% compared to the same indicator a year earlier, amounting to $10.197 billion. The bank's report notes that the situation in the country's banking sector is improving as the economic recovery accelerates against the background of the unfolding vaccination program. The positive reporting of the bank gave a boost to the growth of its shares, the price of which rose by 1.2% on Thursday.