Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2019

Indian markets which were hitting record highs last month came under pressure in the first week of September losing nearly a percent. The S&P BSE Sensex lost 256 points while the Nifty50 ended 0.78 percent lower for the week ended 7 September.

Both Sensex and Nifty50 recovered from their lows in the week gone by which suggests that bulls are trying to take over but failed to push the index back in green on the weekly basis. The Nifty50 formed a bearish candle after six consecutive bullish candles which is a sign of a pause.

“The Nifty closed above the 11500 mark on Friday and for the week, but the overall market sentiment for the short-term remains cautious due to an ongoing international trade war, volatility in emerging market currencies and rising oil prices,” Hemang Jani, Head – Advisory, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas told Moneycontrol. “We like stock such as HDFC Bank from Banking space and Ashok Leyland from the Auto space,” he added.

The S&P BSE Sensex managed to reclaim 38,000 marks in the week gone by but there are over 60 stocks which hit a fresh 52-weeks low in the S&P BSE Small-cap index and just 26 stocks hit a 52-week high is a sign of caution.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2019: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 768.33 ($9.80).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a GBX 720 ($9.38) target price on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 680 ($8.86). Credit Suisse Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 5.82% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its price target dropped by equities research analysts at Citigroup from GBX 810 ($10.78) to GBX 800 ($10.65) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s price target points to a potential upside of 9.59% from the stock’s previous close.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Trail Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 5,130.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,066,926 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,046,528 shares during the quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $1,067,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    After the results of the capital plan reviews were announced, most banks individually announced increases (or maintenance) of their stock buybacks and dividends for the next year. Here are a few of the most significant:

    Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) will give shareholders a 25% dividend increase to an annualized rate of $0.60 per share and will also increase its buyback authorization to $20.6 billion over the next year, up from the previous year’s $12.9 billion. Citigroup (NYSE:C) is giving shareholders an impressive 41% dividend hike to a quarterly payout of $0.45 per share and is also planning to spend up to $17.6 billion on buybacks over the year, a modest but significant $2 billion increase over the previous plan. Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) was one of the big positive surprises, after a tough couple of years for the bank. Wells announced that its dividend will increase to $0.43 per share in the third quarter, and that it plans to spend as much as $24.5 billion on buybacks over the next year — a sharp increase from the past year’s $11.5 billion. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) is raising its dividend by 43% to $0.80 per quarter, and is planning to buy back as much as $20.7 billion in shares over the next year, a mild increase from its 2017 capital plan, which called for $19.4 billion in buybacks. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) plans to increase its dividend by 23% to a quarterly payout of $0.37 and to repurchase as much as $3 billion of its stock over the next year, up from the previous authorization of $2.6 billion. American Express’ (NYSE:AXP) capital plan was closely watched, since the bank had decided to suspend buybacks for the first half of 2018 in order to bolster capital levels. The bank announced that it would repurchase up to $3.4 billion in shares over the next year and also plans to raise its quarterly dividend from $0.35 to $0.39 per share.

    And as I mentioned earlier, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were both instructed to leave their previous capi

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    Other large Berkshire holdings have also been market laggards. Big bank Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) just can’t keep itself out of trouble, with a new scandal erupting seemingly every other month. Buffett’s belief in Wells Fargo, a longtime and major Berkshire position, is admirable. But it’s not doing his company many favors. A more recent big-ticket buy, Kraft Heinz, also isn’t lighting the investment world on fire.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sigma Planning Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 12.6% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 7,383 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 826 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $642,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The Euro has plunged to its lowest point against the U.S. dollar in 2018 thanks to political problems in Europe. The breakdown of power in Italy has raised new concerns about the nation’s ability to repay its debts, as the spread between German and Italian bonds has widened. Market instability has also spread to Spain where the nation’s parliament is preparing to vote on whether to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his party. Oil prices slid one news that OPEC and Russia will consider hikes in production during a meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 22nd. The news accompanied reports that U.S. production is expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of WTI oil sat at $67.20 per barrel. The Brent crude oil price recovered this morning, adding 1% to hit $76.12. Canadian banks are under pressure this morning over a major breach by cyber criminals. The Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) – the two largest banking institutions in the country – announced that roughly 90,000 customers’ data may have been stolen. This would be the first major cybersecurity event to happen in Canada involving financial firms.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, SBUX, MOMO
    com (NYSE: CRM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The cloud computing giant is set to report fiscal first quarter 2019 numbers after the bell on Tuesday. The average analyst projection calls for a 46% jump in EPS of $0.46 on top of a 23% gain in revenue to $2.94 billion. Starbucks’ Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) will temporarily close about 8,000 locations on Tuesday to train roughly 175,000 employees on racial bias. The training sessions were

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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