U.S. banks have already recognized two-thirds of an estimated $2.1 trillion to $2.6 trillion in credit losses, but prime mortgage and commercial real estate would contribute more to the remaining losses, Goldman Sachs said.
The brokerage raised its prime mortgage loss range to 5 percent to 6 percent and the commercial real estate loss range to 8 percent to 10 percent.
Due to a lower consumer loss outlook, the brokerage remained positive on big banks and credit card stocks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co
Goldman said the stress test carried out by the U.S. Treasury in the first half of the year was enough as 2009 loan losses, trading results and pre-provision earnings were better than the stress test forecast.
(Reporting by Jochelle Mendonca in Bangalore; Editing by Anil D'Silva)