Along with Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase reports on Friday before the market opens. Analysts expect JPMorgan to report $1.22 in earnings for Q3, versus $1.02 last year. That's a heady 20% gain.
Although the headlines have been rough for JPMorgan, with the London Whale situation and a recent lawsuit involving operations at Bear Stearns during the financial crisis, Motley Fool senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu thinks JPMorgan will meet or exceed expectations.
It's the No. 2 mortgage lender behind Wells Fargo. That should bode well. But visibility into the Wall Street side is harder to guess at. What we do know is that JPMorgan hasn’t had a negative surprise since 2007, so it's a good bet that it'll at least meet these lofty expectations. We'll see on Friday.

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Anand Chokkavelu owns shares of Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase. He also owns long-dated options on Bank of America and warrants on Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase. The Motley Fool owns shares of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup and has created a covered strangle position in Wells Fargo. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Goldman Sachs. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.