Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2019

Leerink Swann upgraded shares of Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note published on Thursday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have $44.00 price target on the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Mylan’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.92 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.22 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $5.95 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $7.15 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $8.10 EPS.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on MYL. Royal Bank of Canada set a $45.00 target price on shares of Mylan and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. Morgan Stanley set a $50.00 target price on shares of Mylan and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, April 9th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $41.00 target price on shares of Mylan and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of Mylan from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Mylan from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, February 3rd. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $47.02.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2019: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 768.33 ($9.80).

  • [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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    New York (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.

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

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    Putrajaya, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags that were seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told The Associated Press on Friday.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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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 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 Ethan Ryder]

    Sigma Planning Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 12.6% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 7,383 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 826 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $642,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    It’s been an eventful week in the financial markets. Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) scandals are in the headlines (again), the two largest investment banks reported excellent earnings, and there’s another data breach consumers should know about.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Friday morning that it had settled federal claims against Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) related to risk management and improper charges to consumers for $1 billion. A $500 million payment the bank already has made to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is being applied to the $1 billion penalty.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Berkshire has a huge position in banking giant Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and at first glance, it’s surprising to see the stock on the list of companies in which Buffett trimmed Berkshire’s holdings. After all, Buffett has been quite vocal in his defense of the beleaguered banking giant, arguing that the scandals involving falsified customer accounts, unnecessary insurance products, and mortgage overcharges stem primarily from a lack of smart management that has since been remedied by replacing much of the bank’s former executive team. Buffett is convinced not only that Wells Fargo will be a strong investment in an improving business climate for banking generally, but also that it will outperform its peers in the industry.

  • [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, CFP]

    Two bank stocks that look attractive right now are Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). The former trades for a significant valuation discount relative to peers, while Wells Fargo has been beaten down in recent history thanks to its numerous high-profile scandals and resulting penalties. Here’s a quick rundown of where the two banks stand, and which could be the better choice for your portfolio now.

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