Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019

Co-CEO & Co-President of American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) Carl H Lindner Iii sold 100,000 shares of AFG on 06/06/2018 at an average price of $110.14 a share. The total sale was $11 million.

American Financial Group Inc is a property and casualty insurance company that operates through its subsidiaries. It sells fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. American Financial Group Inc has a market cap of $9.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $110.81 with a P/E ratio of 21.36 and P/S ratio of 1.43. The dividend yield of American Financial Group Inc stocks is 1.23%. American Financial Group Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 4.50% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated American Financial Group Inc the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

CEO Recent Trades:

Co-CEO & Co-President Carl H Lindner Iii sold 100,000 shares of AFG stock on 06/06/2018 at the average price of $110.14. The price of the stock has increased by 0.61% since.Co-CEO & Co-President Carl H Lindner Iii sold 50,000 shares of AFG stock on 05/11/2018 at the average price of $111.88. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.96% since.Co-CEO & Co-President S Craig Lindner sold 40,000 shares of AFG stock on 05/09/2018 at the average price of $110.57. The price of the stock has increased by 0.22% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Invesco Plc(IVZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) traded down 2% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $25.52 after closing Thursday at $26.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.43. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of about 3.5 million shares. Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross has said he will sell his stake in the company, the parent of W.L. Ross & Co.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.8976280324848 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

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