Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019

Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) by 4.3% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 216,438 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,918 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in PacWest Bancorp were worth $10,696,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in PacWest Bancorp by 0.5% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,572,333 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $225,965,000 after purchasing an additional 20,625 shares during the period. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC increased its stake in PacWest Bancorp by 2.4% in the first quarter. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC now owns 2,567,019 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $127,145,000 after purchasing an additional 59,771 shares during the period. Cardinal Capital Management LLC CT increased its stake in PacWest Bancorp by 1.3% in the first quarter. Cardinal Capital Management LLC CT now owns 1,586,444 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $78,577,000 after purchasing an additional 20,755 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in PacWest Bancorp by 2.5% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,360,134 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $67,218,000 after purchasing an additional 33,372 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in PacWest Bancorp by 16.0% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,044,001 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $51,710,000 after purchasing an additional 143,815 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 86.07% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    QCR (NASDAQ: QCRH) and Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.60.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of QCR (NASDAQ:QCRH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of QCR from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. QCR has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $53.60.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: E-House(China)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    For nearly a decade, the stock market seemed to move nearly straight up. After a gut-wrenching downturn during the financial crisis, the market’s rebound was just about the last thing that investors would have expected — but it was extremely good news for private equity companies like KKR (NYSE:KKR), which sought to take advantage of long-term opportunities in distressed assets to produce substantial profits.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) will pay $8.3 billion to buy BMC Software, sources said — marking the buyout shop’s biggest acquisition in years: Link

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source Co. (NASDAQ:SRCE) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.00.

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    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $56.13 and last traded at $55.94, with a volume of 100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $55.94.

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