Bank of America clients withdraw $2.3B from US securities

Bank recorded biggest real estate outflows since mid-2021

Bank of America clients sold around $2.3 billion in U.S. equities last week, according to a note from bank strategist Jill Carey Hall on Tuesday.

Although the note failed to highlight reasons for the withdrawal, data compiled by Bank of America showed clients sold both single stocks and ETFs for the second consecutive week, while selling was broad-based across client groups including institutional, hedge funds, retail, and size segments.

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Amid concerns over commercial real estate, the bank recorded the biggest real estate outflows since mid-2021.

Meanwhile, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) posted their biggest outflow since January across all styles including growth, value, and blend and across small, mid, and large cap ETFs.

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Pedestrians walk past the Bank of America Tower in New York, Sept. 7, 2021.  (Amir Hamja/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)

The bank said buybacks accelerated as client repurchases gained steam and were slightly above seasonal trends for the first time in ten weeks.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
BAC BANK OF AMERICA CORP. 33.61 -0.09 -0.27%

Buybacks typically accelerate over the subsequent six weeks after earnings season begins, according to Hall’s note. 

The bank also said it expects no net contribution to earnings per share from buybacks this year.

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