The giant French bank pledged to maintain its €1.50 per share dividend for 2014, pleasing investors - its share price shot up 3.6 per cent yesterday.
However, its €51.33 share price is still well down on this year's peak of €61.82 in early February.
When the bank began setting funds aside to cover the fine it made provisions of
"Whilst the overall settlement is broadly in line with expectations, we expect shares to catch up following the significant underperformance over the past four months," said JP Morgan analyst
She noted that "the group is able to absorb the negative impact from the fine with
The bank has also decided it can afford to keep paying some bonuses.
But there were some new clouds - ratings agency Moody's warned that the criminal charges against the bank could lose it some business.
"Some clients could cease doing business with the bank, either voluntarily or because of internal policies or legal prohibitions that prevent them from doing business with a firm that has pled guilty to a criminal felony," said the agency, putting BNP's rating on negative outlook.
"A permanent loss of a material amount of client business would reduce the bank's profitability and its ability to generate capital internally."
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