Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019

In 2017, cryptocurrencies delivered what may go down as the single greatest year for any asset class in history. In just 12 months, the combined value of all virtual currencies rose from $17.7 billion to finish the year at $613 billion. That’s a gain of better than 3,300%, and it’s a return that traditional equity investors might have to wait decades to achieve.

While there were numerous catalysts behind the ascent in cryptocurrencies last year, none stood out as being more responsible for the rally than the emergence of blockchain technology.

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Here’s how blockchain could revolutionize global business

Think of blockchain as the foundation that underlies each virtual token. As I succinctly put it back in April, blockchain is “a brand-new way of transmitting money without the need for traditional banking networks, as well as a means to store data in a transparent and unalterable way.”

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: 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 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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.

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    President Trump’s administration is preparing to slap China with 10% tariffs on roughly $200 billion in goods. The news sent stocks in Asia and Europe tumbling. The new list of goods includes everything from vegetables to baseballs. China’s Commerce Ministry said that the new measures were “unacceptable” and suggested that the country will need to respond with “necessary countermeasures.” In deal news,Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) announced that it will purchase Sky Plc. (OTC MKTS: SKYAY) in a deal worth $32.5 billion. The Murdoch-run firm had been in a bidding war with U.S. rival Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA). Earnings season will continue to build momentum this week. Markets are very interested in the reports coming tomorrow and Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday. According to FactSet, corporate earnings are expected to have increased by 20% during the second quarter.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: CAT, BA, PFE, FB
    Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) are both off more than 1% this morning as markets fear the ongoing trade spat between the United States and China. Investors are concerned that the tariffs will both increase the cost of raw materials and impact profitability across the board. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is making headlines on news that it will not be raising prices thanks to increased pressure from the Trump administration. The pharmaceutical giant’s CEO had reportedly discussed drug prices with President Trump and the head of Health and Human Services. “Pfizer is rolling back price hikes, so American patients don’t pay more. We applaud Pfizer for this decision and hope other companies do the same,” President Trump tweeted. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is taking a hit this morning thanks to a big fine from the British government. Regulators in the United Kingdom said they have fined the firm a

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    Wells Fargo and Company (NYSE:WFC)Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Matthew Frankel, Jordan Wathen, and Dan Caplinger]

    The financial sector has been one of the best-performing areas of the market over the past few years, but there’s reason to believe that the group could continue to outperform. Here’s why our financial sector specialists think Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) could be smart buys right now.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-nine research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and sixteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $61.86.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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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.

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