Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now

Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS) by 32.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,346,262 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 827,752 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC owned about 3.23% of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions worth $34,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of KTOS. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its position in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions by 1,824.7% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 9,758 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 9,251 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the first quarter worth $112,000. Amalgamated Bank bought a new stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the fourth quarter worth $122,000. LPL Financial LLC bought a new stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the fourth quarter worth $166,000. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. bought a new stake in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in the fourth quarter worth $231,000. Institutional investors own 85.82% of the company’s stock.

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

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    Workforce and earnings score: 53.4
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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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    St. Louis (AP) — The 100th edition of the PGA Championship began Thursday for the last time in the stifling heat of summer.

    Club pro Michael Block hit the opening tee shot down the middle at Bellerive Country Club. The course is playing long and soft because of rain on Tuesday and temperatures in the 90s that require PGA officials to keep water on the greens.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

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

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  • [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

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest rose to 31.18 million shares from the previous reading of 29.85 million. Shares were trading at $54.05, within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.

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    Third-quarter earnings season is upon us and the big banks will be among the first major companies to report their latest results. With that in mind, here’s why three of Motley Fool contributors think that Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) are worth a look before the numbers hit the newswire.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Greenleaf Trust grew its holdings in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 5.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 52,065 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,547 shares during the quarter. Greenleaf Trust’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $2,729,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Buffett’s investment in banking is even more interesting that the overall over-weighting appears. Berkshire cut its position in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) to come in under 10% ownership last quarter but still holds $24.7 billion in shares, it’s second-largest holding. At the industry-level, Berkshire added to its banking position with 3.7 million shares of US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and 1.4 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK).

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 720 ($9.32) price target on HSBC (LON:HSBA) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [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 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).

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The Euro has plunged to its lowest point against the U.S. dollar in 2018 thanks to political problems in Europe. The breakdown of power in Italy has raised new concerns about the nation’s ability to repay its debts, as the spread between German and Italian bonds has widened. Market instability has also spread to Spain where the nation’s parliament is preparing to vote on whether to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his party. Oil prices slid one news that OPEC and Russia will consider hikes in production during a meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 22nd. The news accompanied reports that U.S. production is expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of WTI oil sat at $67.20 per barrel. The Brent crude oil price recovered this morning, adding 1% to hit $76.12. Canadian banks are under pressure this morning over a major breach by cyber criminals. The Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) – the two largest banking institutions in the country – announced that roughly 90,000 customers’ data may have been stolen. This would be the first major cybersecurity event to happen in Canada involving financial firms.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, SBUX, MOMO
    com (NYSE: CRM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The cloud computing giant is set to report fiscal first quarter 2019 numbers after the bell on Tuesday. The average analyst projection calls for a 46% jump in EPS of $0.46 on top of a 23% gain in revenue to $2.94 billion. Starbucks’ Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) will temporarily close about 8,000 locations on Tuesday to train roughly 175,000 employees on racial bias. The training sessions were

  • [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 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.

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    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.

     

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