Saturday, July 21, 2018

Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now

tags:HSBA,FCF,CM,AP,WFC,

The European Central Bank is urging lenders to prepare for the end of key interbank lending benchmarks and accused them of being complacent until regulators stepped up the pressure.

Banks have narrowed down their options for a new system that’s protected from the kind of rigging that discredited benchmarks such as Libor and Euribor. At stake for investors, central bankers and consumers is trust in the data that’s used to value financial assets and make the ECB’s monetary policy work in practice.

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European banks have paid hefty fines for rigging interbank interest benchmarks

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“Banks have been too complacent for a long time, so I’m very happy to see how engaged they are,” said Cornelia Holthausen, an ECB official who sits in on the meetings where bankers talk about how to replace the existing overnight lending rate, called Eonia. “Sometimes you need some pressure.”

Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [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 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.

Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: 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 Logan Wallace]

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Best Bank Stocks To Own 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 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.

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Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    When it comes to standard features, the Kona generally outpaces the EcoSport. Most items typically found on rivals are available on both SUVs, but the EcoSport requires that you add them as options or step up to the next trim level. The Kona widens its features lead by offering more advanced safety features (forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and a driver attention monitor), a head-up display and a wireless charging pad. These are not available for any EcoSport.

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    El-Arish, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb has targeted a pickup truck carrying members of the security forces in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing two.

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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.

    Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it's unlikely any tainted lettuce is still in stores or people's homes, given its short shelf life. But there can be a lag in reporting, and reports of illnesses have continued to come in.

Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) is often described as America's largest community bank, but I don't think most people really understand the accuracy of that descriptor. If you examine it on a branch-by-branch basis, it really is a community bank, size and all.

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    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) .

    Lastly, with S&P 500 closing at 2,706, the downside risk relative to the upside reward seems to argue in favor of maintaining a net-short exposure.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 35,553,938 shares, an increase of 14.0% from the April 30th total of 31,180,217 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,584,785 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the company are sold short.