In a July 22, 2008 Wall Street Journal article it was reported
Wachovia took a loss of $8.66 billion for the current period, after posting a net profit of $2.34 billion a the prior year.
In response to the huge loss, the bank slashed its quarterly dividend to five cents a share and decided to exit the business of wholesale mortgage origination. Like many of its banking and brokerage peers, Wachovia was stung by taking huge gambles in the subprime mortgage sector. Wachovia’s... Read More