Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now

What happened

Shares of General Motors (NYSE:GM) soared on Thursday after GM revealed that an important technology-investment fund controlled by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Group (NASDAQOTH:SFTBF) has agreed to invest $2.25 billion in GM’s self-driving subsidiary.

As of noon EDT, GM’s shares were trading at $41.81, up 10.52% from Wednesday’s close.

So what

The deal between GM and SoftBank’s Vision Fund is important for reasons that go far beyond the money involved — and those reasons add up to a bullish argument for GM’s self-driving effort, and for GM itself.

GM president Dan Ammann, SoftBank Investment Advisers’ managing partner Michael Ronen, and GM CEO Mary Barra with a prototype of GM Cruise’s self-driving taxi. Image source: General Motors.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

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Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

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    San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , struggling to recover from a series of regulatory penalties over allegedly aggressive sales practices, posted a 5.5% profit increase on a preliminary basis, noting that legal costs might have to be revised higher pending discussions with regulators over as much as $1 billion of new penalties related to auto insurance and mortgage-related violations.

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    The most noteworthy takeaways from Berkshire’s weekend:

    Buffett remains bullish on Wells Fargo (WFC) and CEO Tim Sloan despite its spate of scandals. A CEO for Berkshire’s healthcare initiatives with JPMorgan & Chase (JPM) and Amazon (AMZN) is expected to be announced in a few months.  Both Buffett and Munger continue to think valuations on potential targets remain too high. Keep an Eye on PayPal

    PayPal (PYPL) is due for a good session on Monday after CEO Dan Schulman gave a bullish 45 minute interview with Jim Cramer at TheStreet’s Investor Boot Camp conference on Saturday. Schulman easily downplayed the threat of Amazon in mobile payments.

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    Wells Fargo’s latest issue emerges amid bank’s rebranding campaign (investmentnews.com) Wells Fargo Has Shown Us Its Contemptible Values (bloomberg.com) Well Fargo Renews Its Commitment to You After Rip-Offs (Update) (247wallst.com) Wells Fargo (WFC) EVP, Head of Commercial Capital Ed Blakey to Retire (streetinsider.com) Wells Fargo And Loan Demand (seekingalpha.com)

    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on WFC shares. Vining Sparks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $68.50 price objective on shares of Wells Fargo in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Bank of America lowered their price objective on Wells Fargo from $70.00 to $69.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Nomura decreased their target price on Wells Fargo from $79.00 to $76.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Wells Fargo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Saturday, February 10th. Finally, UBS raised Wells Fargo from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $61.83.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In the latest chapter of the Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) saga, the bank has agreed to a $1 billion penalty from the CFPB — the largest penalty ever levied by the agency. In this clip, host Michael Douglass and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel discuss what this means to investors.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiduciary Trust Co. trimmed its holdings in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 1.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 361,474 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,301 shares during the quarter. Fiduciary Trust Co.’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $18,945,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    Berlin (AP) — The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says its top inspector has quit with immediate effect, just as the agency's work in Iran is once again in focus.

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    This undated photo provided by TransDigm Group shows company CEO W. Nicholas Howley of TransDigm, which designs and produces aircraft components. Howley was the third-highest paid CEO at big U.S. companies for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. He earned $61 million, including $51.2 million of payments from the company on stock options he holds, as if they had earned dividends. He made just $7,000 in salary last year. (Photo: AP)

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    Deutsche Bank AG boosted its holdings in Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp (NYSE:AP) by 117.3% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 19,599 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,578 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in Ampco-Pittsburgh were worth $242,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    London (AP) — The British government said Sunday it is scrapping a promise to reconsider the ban on fox hunting, a centuries-old rural tradition contentiously outlawed more than a decade ago.

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    Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

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    Panama City, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its target price lowered by equities research analysts at Shore Capital from GBX 721 ($9.60) to GBX 625 ($8.32) in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Shore Capital’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 14.71% 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.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) and Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America (NYSE:BLX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$130.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 54.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 911,300 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 320,800 shares during the quarter. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce comprises approximately 1.0% of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $103,633,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 23rd, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 28th will be paid a dividend of 1.036 per share by the bank on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $4.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.63%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 27th.

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