CoBiz Financial (NASDAQ: COBZ) and FCB Financial (NYSE:FCB) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.
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This table compares CoBiz Financial and FCB Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CoBiz Financial $177.19 million 5.26 $32.91 million $0.95 23.16
FCB Financial $409.12 million 6.87 $125.19 million $3.28 18.34
FCB Financial has higher revenue and earnings than CoBiz Financial. FCB Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CoBiz Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dominion Resources, Inc.(D)
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Energy is a broad industry that covers a lot of ground, from oil drilling to electricity. If you are looking for an energy investment, you have a huge number of options. The question is how you want to play it. Today, high-yielding ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) appear to be good income opportunities, but they are taking vastly different approaches to the changes taking shape in the energy industry. Here’s what you need to know to decide if one, both, or neither of these energy stocks is worth adding to your portfolio.
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The State Department will evaluate and make determinations with respect to significant reduction exceptions provided for in section 1245(d)(4)(D) of the NDAA at the end of the 180-day wind-down period. Countries seeking such exceptions are advised to reduce their volume of crude oil purchases from Iran during this wind-down period.
- [By Maxx Chatsko]
Many major utilities are now ramping up investments in cost-saving, margin-boosting energy efficiency programs. In fact, there’s a strong correlation between the most ambitious renewable energy investment strategies and energy efficiency programs. Some utilities have a lot of catching up to do.
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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: POSCO(PKX)
- [By Max Byerly]
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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2019: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)
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Here are the top performers from last week…
Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%
While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.