Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now

The Argentine peso fell to a record low as the central bank changed its strategy to protect the currency and the International Monetary Fund said it won’t set any exchange-rate targets for a stand-by arrangement.

The peso dropped 6.4 percent to 24.75 per dollar at 1:16 p.m. in Buenos Aires, pushing the decline this year to 25 percent, the worst in emerging markets. The central bank offered $5 billion at 25 pesos per dollar at the open of trading at 10 a.m. Only about $500,000 were bought at that price.

"They are trying to set a floor for the peso,” Juan Jose Ciro, chief financial officer at Banco CMF, a local bank in Buenos Aires. “It’s a low floor, but finally a floor. The message is that for those who want dollars, that’s fine, but it is going to cost you.”

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The central bank is said to be sending a signal to traders that the peso can fall, but that there is a limit, according to a person with direct knowledge who couldn’t speak on the record. That’s a departure from the strategy since April, where it has spent more than 10 percent of its reserves to stem a decline. The central bank is scheduled to hold an auction on Tuesday where it wants to sell as much as $30 billion of notes to rollover before they expire on Wednesday.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: 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 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]

    A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE: CM) recently:

    6/6/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a C$130.00 price target on the stock, up previously from C$125.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was downgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. They now have a C$124.00 price target on the stock, down previously from C$136.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Scotiabank from C$131.00 to C$127.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from C$141.00 to C$135.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was given a new C$140.00 price target on by analysts at Eight Capital. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from C$133.00 to C$138.00.

    CM traded up C$0.59 on Wednesday, reaching C$115.86. 987,570 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,290,708. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a fifty-two week low of C$103.84 and a fifty-two week high of C$124.37.

Top 5 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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morgan Stanley set a GBX 855 ($10.91) price target on HSBC (LON:HSBA) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [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.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) by 24.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 33,717 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 6,593 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in First Commonwealth Financial were worth $476,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest grew to 43.99 million shares from the previous reading of 35.55 million. Shares were trading at $55.51 within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    As far as positive surprises go, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) was probably the biggest positive surprise. I probably don’t have to tell most listeners, Wells Fargo hasn’t had the best couple of years, when it comes to their fake accounts scandal, the fallout from that, the other mini scandals along the way, and just recently, their punishment by the same Federal Reserve that says they’re not allowed to grow until they improve. They actually got the approval to buy back more than twice the amount of stock that they did last year. One, that says a lot about how well-capitalized they are. Two, it also says a lot that their management’s willing to do that, that they think that their stock is at such a compelling bargain right now that they’re willing to spend over $25 billion on buybacks alone.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Companies that get a bad reputation from consumers often do so because they don’t have to make their experience better to keep customers. Great examples of this are a cable company that operates as a monopoly in many areas, like Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), or a bank you just can’t get away from, like Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). Or even a company with all kinds of data about you that doesn’t seem to manage that data carefully, like Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) also is expected to report its most recent quarter results on Friday. The consensus analyst forecast calls for $1.18 in EPS and revenue of $21.81 billion. Shares of Wells Fargo closed at $53.19 on Friday. The consensus price target is $62.30. The 52-week trading range is $50.26 to $66.31.

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    In Tuesday’s Kass Insider I remarked that there are a number of factors contributing to my cautious near-term market view:

    Narrow Market Leadership. We’re back to a market that’s basically led by the FAANGs — Facebook (FB) , Amazon (AMZN) , Apple (AAPL) , Netflix (NFLX) and Google/Alphabet (GOOG) , (GOOGL) . Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS. Rising Short-Term Interest Rates. The 2-year U.S. note yield is up about 1.3 basis points at 2.39%. Complacency. I’m seeing more investor complacency — anecdotally, in the business media and elsewhere — ever since market’s main indices rallied off of their recent lows. Gold. The rise in gold looks solid. I’m currently long the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) . Lackluster Banks. We’re seeing disappointing action in the financials. However, I continue to buy them. I’m long Bank of America (BAC) , Citigroup (C) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) , although I’m shorting Goldman Sachs (GS) .

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), plagued by a long list of banking rule violations and hundreds of millions of dollars in government penalties, has launched a new marketing campaign:

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    New York (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens.

    A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs says the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath on Thursday in New York City.

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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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