Departing Chief Executive Kenneth D. Lewis had better hope Bank of America Corp.'s third-quarter results are not the final draft of his legacy.

Nearly all the company's big acquisitions of the past four years contributed to a hefty loss. Cards, mortgages and private banking were in the red; commercial lending suffered notable credit losses, and investment banking income dipped from the preceding quarter.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.