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These bank stocks are cheap and expected to rally
  + stars: | 2024-07-10 | by ( Sarah Min | ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +2 min
These bank stocks are cheap and expected to jump, according to CNBC Pro. The bank stock has underperformed this year, down more than 7%. But it's expected to surge 19% to its consensus price target, and has a forward P/E of 10.6. The stock is expected to gain 17% from here, and looks relatively cheap with its 10.1 forward P/E. It has a forward P/E of just 8.4.
Persons: Wells, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, It's, Stephens Organizations: CNBC Pro, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Silicon Valley Bank, Regional Banking, CNBC, KBW Nasdaq, U.S, Bancorp, U.S . Bancorp, Western Alliance, East West Bancorp Locations: Wells Fargo, Silicon
East West Bancorp shares have eked out a small gain in 2024, up 2%. Despite the heightened scrutiny around regional banks, little-known East West Bancorp has been able to pull ahead thanks to a key customer base: Asian Americans. American dream = home ownershipPart of what's helping East West succeed with Asian Americans goes all the way back to its origins. East West Bancorp was founded in 1973 as a federal savings and loan in the Los Angeles area to service the Chinese American and immigrant community struggling to obtain mortgages and business loans. East West also drives cross-border activity between the U.S. and other Asian countries, such as Thailand and Vietnam.
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Investors looking for income along with potential capital appreciation may want to check out a few underperforming dividend stocks. Still, dividend stocks tend to do well during periods of economic recovery, which is now underway, Bank of America said recently . At least 51% of analysts covering these stocks rate them a buy or overweight, and the names have at least 10% upside to the average price target, according to FactSet. Here are those stocks: Mondelez currently has a 2.4% dividend yield and 20% upside to the average price target. About 65% of the analysts covering the stock rate it a buy or overweight, per FactSet.
Persons: Savita Subramanian, Mondelez, Dirk Van de, Christopher Del Moral, Niles Organizations: Bank of America, CNBC, Oreo, Ritz, Chesapeake Energy, Southwestern Energy, East West Bancorp Locations: U.S, Europe, snacking, Marcellus Shale, East
If higher Treasury yields persist, Piper Sandler believes certain stocks could see their earnings at risk. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose as high as 4.16% on Monday after hitting a low around 3.8% last week. The 10-year Treasury was last hovering at the 4.09% level. The firm looked for stocks with a high correlation to the 10-year Treasury yield and downbeat earnings revisions, based on a proprietary EPS revisions ratio. Pharmaceutical stock Bristol-Myers Squibb has a comparatively lower correlation value of 0.188 to the 10-year yield.
Persons: Piper Sandler, Jerome Powell, Russell, Charles Schwab, Myers Squibb Organizations: Federal Reserve, Treasury, Piper, Bank of America, Bank, LSEG, East West Bancorp, West Bancorp, Oil, Pharmaceutical, Bristol, Myers Squibb, Redburn Locations: Bristol
Netflix — The streaming service jumped 8.5% after the company reported 13.1 million new subscribers, pushing its total membership count to an all-time high of 260.8 million paid subscribers. The company reported $2.11 earnings per share on $8.83 billion in revenue. Intuitive Surgical — The stock advanced 5% after the company posted a beat on top and bottom lines. The company reported a 21% year-over-year jump in procedures using its da Vinci robotic surgery technology. The regional bank posted $1.69 earnings per share, coming in 5 cents below analysts' estimates, according to FactSet.
Persons: LSEG Organizations: Netflix, Texas, East West Bancorp, East West
Fortunately, we'll get useful information in the coming weeks as earnings season ramps up and updated inflation data is released. We really want to see more supply come into the market to provide some relief on shelter costs. Looking to next week, we'll get a several key economic updates and a ramp up of earnings releases. Jim waits 45 minutes after sending a trade alert before buying or selling a stock in his charitable trust's portfolio. If Jim has talked about a stock on CNBC TV, he waits 72 hours after issuing the trade alert before executing the trade.
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So far this morning there is a big auto stock upgrade and a big beverage downgrade, among other calls. Morgan Stanley dimmed its view on Citizens Financial , downgrading the stock to equal weight from overweight but maintained its $31 per share price target, implying roughly 9% upside. The firm made the chipmaker its top large cap pick on Monday, and reiterated an overweight rating alongside a $620 per share price target. The analyst raised his price target from $25 to $40, which represents 14% upside. "We continue to see ABI's broadly EM focused sales exposure as attractive combined with the company's market leading market share positions," analyst Mitch Collett said.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Manan, Brian Evans, Piper Sandler, Piper Sandler's, Harsh Kumar, Kumar, Wells, Ike Boruchow, Boruchow, — Brian Evans, JPMorgan's Rajat Gupta, Carvana, John Melloy, Bud Light, Mitch Collett, Vijay Rakesh, Rakesh Organizations: CNBC, East West Bancorp, Citizens Financial, Citizens, West Bancorp, Nvidia, TAM, Wells, JPMorgan Carvan, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank downgrades Anheuser, Busch, Deutsche Bank, Anheuser, Busch InBev, Staples, Beverages, Mizuho Securities Mizuho Securities, General, United Auto Workers, GM, Vehicles, UAW Locations: China, Wells, Friday's, North America, N.A
Wells Fargo downgrades Lululemon to equal weight from overweight Wells said in its downgrade of the stock that it sees less balanced risk/reward. Morgan Stanley downgrades Sea Limited to equal weight from overweight Morgan Stanley downgraded the Singapore-based tech conglomerate until its business outlook is clearer. Morgan Stanley upgrades Insulet to overweight from equal weight Morgan Stanley initiated the insulin pump therapy company and said it sees room for further gains. Wells Fargo reiterates Nike as overweight Wells says Nike is a top defensive pick for 2024. Morgan Stanley reiterates Palo Alto as overweight Morgan Stanley said Palo Alto shares have the poten tial to rise further.
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It's time to pick positions in bank stocks heading into year end as peak rates could be a "mini clearing event" for the sector, according to Bank of America. "While we are careful to not [get] carried away, peak interest rates do have potential to serve as a mini clearing event for bank stocks," BofA's Ebrahim Poonawala wrote in a Sunday note. Regional banks are down by 27% this year, and have continued to face intense scrutiny due to their exposure to commercial real estate. "Best case, peak rates could mark near term bottom in bank stocks vs. S & P." To be sure, there remain issues in the sector. Bank stocks are highly tied to the broader economy and their loans could take a hit if the U.S. falls into a recession.
Persons: BofA's Ebrahim Poonawala, JPMorgan Chase, KRE, Poonawala, NIM, it's, Bryn Talkington, Talkington, Morgan Stanley, Bill Gross, Gross Organizations: Bank of America, Bank, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Regional Banking, P Bank, Federal Reserve, Capital Management, West Bancorp, Truist Financial, Citizens, Apple Locations: Wells Fargo, U.S
East West Bancorp — Shares ticked up 2.6% after UBS upgraded them to buy on the back of strong third-quarter results. McDonald's — Shares popped 2.8% after the fast-food giant reported a third-quarter earnings and revenue beat. Revenue was boosted by higher-than-expected student loan originations for the quarter, according to the company's earnings release. The upgrade comes after L3Harris reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings last week. However, the firm thinks DraftKings will have trouble breaking out higher until the company "proves market share resilience" in 2024.
Persons: SoFi, originations, Raymond James, L3Harris, Cowen, DraftKings, — CNBC's Pia Singh, Michelle Fox, Hakyung Kim Organizations: East West Bancorp, UBS, Revenue, Oppenheimer, L3Harris, NewAmsterdam Pharma, RBC Capital Markets Locations: LSEG
Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Monday: JPMorgan upgrades Eastman Chemical to overweight from neutral JPMorgan said it sees an earnings rebound for Eastman Chemical. Bank of America reiterates Roku Bank of America said it's standing by its buy rating heading into earnings later this week. JPMorgan downgrades Olin to neutral from overweight JPMorgan downgraded the chemical company citing concerns about reduced product demand. " JPMorgan downgrades Valley National to neutral from overweight JPMorgan downgraded the regional bank mainly on valuation. Bank of America initiates Cooper Companies as buy Bank of America said the contact lens company is well positioned. "
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Charlie Munger handed $88 million to Li Lu when the value investor launched a new fund in 2004. The value investor, who Munger has dubbed the "Chinese Warren Buffett," has grown the sum to roughly $400 million since then. "We made unholy good returns for a long, long time," Munger told the Financial Times for a new profile of Li. "And Li Lu just backed up the truck, bought all he could and made a killing." You can't find a more capitalistic capitalist than Li Lu."
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While regional banks carry the greatest exposure to the commercial real estate (CRE) sector, second quarter earnings show that a number of big banks have prepared for potential defaults, primarily on office loans. However, Borthwick noted the bank's office CRE exposure was low relative to its overall loan portfolio, at 2%. CRE loans represented just 15% of the bank's overall lending book, while only 1% of the CRE loan portfolio was office-related. WELLS FARGO (WFC.N)The bank said it had a $949 million increase in its allowance for credit losses, primarily CRE office loans. WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP (WBS.N)The regional bank's nonperforming CRE loans ticked up to $47.9 million last quarter from $35.8 million in the first quarter.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Andrew Kelly, Alastair Borthwick, Borthwick, GOLDMAN SACHS, markdowns, Denis Coleman, Jeremy Barnum, WELLS, Charlie Scharf, Bruce Van Saun, Dominic Ng, East, James Leonard, MORGAN STANLEY, Webster, Glenn MacInnes, John Ciulla, Matt Tracy, Michelle Price, Nick Zieminski Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, U.S, AMERICA CORP, GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, Goldman, JPMORGAN CHASE &, JPMorgan, Citizens, EAST WEST BANCORP, East, BANCORP, WEBSTER FINANCIAL, Thomson Locations: New York City , New York, U.S, California, CRE
June 5 (Reuters) - Regional bank executives buying shares in their own companies hit a three-year high in the United States during the second quarter of 2023 as they rushed to restore investor confidence in their firms following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. US Bancorp (USB.N), East West Bancorp (EWBC.O), Zions Bancorp (ZION.O) and SoFi Technologies (SOFI.O) are some of the names from the 244 banks that saw heavy insider buying in the second quarter. The ratio of buyers to sellers in the regional banking sector has also hit a record high in the second quarter of 2023, according to the data. Bank stocks have stabilized in recent weeks, but haven't recovered their March losses. Bank deposits, however, started stabilizing from April.
Persons: Eric Compton, Ben Silverman, haven't, Shubham Batra, Shounak Dasgupta Organizations: Silicon Valley Bank, US Bancorp, East West Bancorp, Zions Bancorp, SoFi Technologies, Morningstar, Company, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, Bank, Thomson Locations: United States, Silicon, COVID, VerityData, Bank, Bengaluru
The banking crisis wreaked havoc in the industry in recent months, and hedge funds have been picking winners and losers among financial stocks, according to Goldman Sachs. Goldman then identified financial and real estate stocks with the largest recent changes in ownership among hedge funds. As for financial and real estate stocks that hedge funds sold the most in the first quarter, Welltower topped the list with 26 funds dumping the name. A number of hedge funds also decreased their exposure to Visa and CME Group . East West Bancorp , Aon , First Interstate BancSystem and Discover Financial Services were other names that hedge funds hated last quarter amid the banking chaos.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Charles Schwab, Welltower, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Organizations: Focus Financial Partners, Investors, Valley Bank, First, Fidelity National, SLM Corp, Everest, Visa, CME Group, U.S . Bancorp, East West Bancorp, Aon, Discover Financial Services Locations: BlackRock, First Republic, U.S, Omaha
The lack of major outflows from many regional banks suggests that there are several stocks in the industry that could be big winners for investors, according to Wells Fargo. They expanded that optimism on Thursday evening by reiterating overweight ratings on Banc of California , East West Bancorp , F.N.B. Banc of California is the name of the three where Wells Fargo is the most bullish. Wells Fargo called Banc of California's deposit mix "impressive" and noted that the firm continued its stock buybacks despite the turmoil for regional banks. is less eye-popping at about 27%, but the bank's cautious approach should be reassuring to investors, Wells Fargo said.
East West Bancorp and Citizens Financial made its list of stocks investors should look at. Regional banks with strong deposit balances and have high percentages of insured deposits are solid bets. Silicon Valley Bank's deposits fell 13% during that same period as the bank's primary venture capital customers struggled with rising interest rates. Yokum called Regions Financial is a leader in insured deposits, with an outsized 63% of its deposits insured. Yokum has "buy" ratings on Citizens Financial Group, Fifth Third Bancorp, Regions Financial, Synovus Financial and Webster Financial.
The banking crisis drove regional bank stocks sharply lower this week, but many insiders took advantage of the turmoil to scoop up shares of their own institutions in what may prove a vote of confidence. Shares of regional banks slumped as the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank left investors worried that other regional banks might face similar balance sheet issues, a possible mismatch between long-dated assets and short-dated liabilities. Regional banks had regained some ground Thursday in anticipation of a group of 11 banks stepping in to First Republic by depositing $30 billion for at least 120 days . Charles Schwab Notably, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger bought 50,000 shares Tuesday, worth nearly $3 million, for his personal account. Valley National Bancorp Ira Robbins (CEO) bought 5,000 shares Wednesday Jennifer Steans (Director) bought 150,000 shares Tuesday Eric Edelstein (Director) bought 20,000 shares Tuesday Melissa Schultz (Director) bought 15,000 shares Tuesday Jeffrey Wilks (Director) bought 8,000 shares Tuesday Marc Lenner (Director) bought 5,000 shares Tuesday Suresh Sani (Director) bought 5,000 shares Tuesday Valley National Bancorp saw a rush of insider buying this week, including purchases by its CEO and several directors.
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