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Shares of IDFC rose 6.5 percent intraday Thursday on a media report that the company is in talks to sell its mutual fund and broking units.

“IDFC is in talks with a clutch of private Indian lenders and bulge bracket PE funds to sell its asset management and stock broking units in a deal that could be worth up to Rs 6,000 crore,” The Economic Times said in its report.

The firm is in talks with IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank, and private equity giants such as Bain Capital and Warburg Pincus for the sale of its mutual fund business for about Rs 4,000-4,500 crore and is also negotiating with Yes Bank to sell the stock broking business – IDFC Securities – for another Rs 1,500-2,000 crore, the report added.

Meanwhile, IDFC will announce its earnings for January-March quarter and financial year 2017-18 on April 27.

At 11:45 hours IST, the stock price was quoting at Rs 55.90, up Rs 3.40, or 6.48 percent on the BSE on the BSE.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$130.33.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,517 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,772% compared to the typical volume of 65 call options.

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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

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch 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 Max Byerly]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a GBX 720 ($9.38) target price on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 680 ($8.86). Credit Suisse Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 5.82% from the company’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.

  • [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 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.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    Paris (AP) — Floodwaters were nearing their peak in Paris on Saturday, with the rain-swollen Seine River engulfing scenic quays and threatening wine cellars and museum basements.

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    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

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    This undated photo provided by Honda shows the 2019 Honda Insight, which returns to the U.S. after a five-year absence. It now more closely resembles Honda's Civic and Accord models. (Courtesy of American Honda Motor Co. via AP) (Photo: AP)

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    The all-new Hyundai 2018 Kona, a subcompact crossover. (Photo: AP)

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

    A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs says the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath on Thursday in New York City.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

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    San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , struggling to recover from a series of regulatory penalties over allegedly aggressive sales practices, posted a 5.5% profit increase on a preliminary basis, noting that legal costs might have to be revised higher pending discussions with regulators over as much as $1 billion of new penalties related to auto insurance and mortgage-related violations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    When it comes to investing, some people prefer to choose from among the leaders of an industry. In banking, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) are among the biggest financial institutions in the world, and despite facing very different challenges, they’ve come a long way since teetering on the precipice of ruin during the financial crisis.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), plagued by a long list of banking rule violations and hundreds of millions of dollars in government penalties, has launched a new marketing campaign:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) released its second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said that it had $0.98 in earnings per share (EPS) and $21.6 billion in revenue, while consensus estimates had called for $1.12 in EPS on revenue of $21.68 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.08 and $22.17 billion in revenue.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now

Walmart (WMT) was already on my “Best Short Ideas” list, and I added Kohl’s (KSS) and Target (TGT) to the roster on Thursday morning.

Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$130.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,517 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,772% compared to the typical volume of 65 call options.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

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    Cramer was disappointed with Wells Fargo’s (WFC) results.

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [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.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    The “big four” U.S. banks — JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and Citigroup (NYSE:C) — have all reported their second-quarter earnings.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    New York (AP) — Jay-Z has spent a long afternoon at the New York offices of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    The rapper and entrepreneur was scheduled to spend much of the day Tuesday answering questions from SEC investigators as part of their probe of the Iconix Brand Group.

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    Brendan Kennedy, CEO and founder of British Columbia-based Tilray Inc., a major Canadian marijuana grower, poses outside the Nasdaq in New York. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. (Photo: AP)

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    This Jan. 19, 1931 file photo shows Chicago mobster Al Capone at a football game. (Photo: AP)

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch 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 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 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 5 Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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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 Joseph Griffin]

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Shares of Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $37.10.

CPB has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 target price on shares of Campbell Soup in a research report on Monday, December 31st. Wells Fargo & Co set a $42.00 target price on shares of Campbell Soup and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 26th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Campbell Soup to a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 27th. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating on shares of Campbell Soup in a research report on Tuesday, November 27th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Campbell Soup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [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]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,517 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,772% compared to the typical volume of 65 call options.

  • [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]

    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.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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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.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

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  • [By Leo Sun, Maxx Chatsko, and Dan Caplinger]

    Therefore, contrarian investors should examine the stocks Wall Street has given up on, since the worst-case scenarios are typically already priced in. Today, our Motley Fool investors will highlight three stocks that fit that description — J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) has tried to recover from the revelation last year that bank employees created additional customer accounts without the knowledge of those customers. More recently it announced a plan to reduce its headcount by some 26,000 over the next three years and suspended two executives related to an investigation into the bank’s purchase of low-income housing tax credits.

  • [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 Lee Jackson]

    Though this large cap bank is a solid value play for 2018, it still faces the possibility of large fines. Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. The company provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the Internet and mobile banking. It also has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    The prospect of big bank deregulation in light of the outrageous ongoing criminal activity – because that’s what it is – at Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) makes me cringe.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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).

  • [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.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2019 Silverado, which features a large cargo bed in the full-size truck class. (Courtesy of General Motors via AP) (Photo: AP)

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    Kraft Heinz disclosed it has received a subpoena from the SEC as part of an investigation into the company's procurement accounting policies. (Photo11: AP)

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    Charlotte, N.C. (AP) — People familiar with the situation say hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion.

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An upbeat reading on U.S. retail sales isn’t enough to keep U.S. stock indices from tanking today. The Dow dropped more than 200 points in late afternoon market action.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.19% and the S&P 500 fell 1% while the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.6%.

Energy and financial shares in the S&P 500 led the declines with the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) falling 1.5% and 1.3%respectively.

Stock indices have fluctuated severely this week. The Dow posted its biggest gain since March on Tuesday, only to record its worst fall since Feb. 11 the next day. As of now, the blue chip index is poised to record its third straight weekly loss.

Investors are facing a variety of overhangs, from cloudy expectations for corporate earnings to next month’s Federal Reserve meeting and the UK is poised to vote on whether to exit the European Union.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: General Motors Company(GM)

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    General Motors (NYSE:GM) said that its first-quarter net income fell 59%, to $1.1 billion, on a planned drop in pickup-truck production and a big one-time charge for restructuring in Korea.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) traded down about 0.6% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $33.35 after closing Tuesday at $33.55. The stock’s 52-week high is $46.76 Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 11 million. The company said that it plans to return headquarters operations from New York to Detroit. Shares reversed course and look to add about 0.8% today.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) on Monday reported new car sales in China for the third quarter of 2018. Sales were down 14.9% year over year, which GM attributed to a “softening vehicle market.” For the first nine months of the year, sales are down 2.5% compared to 2017 sales.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Surprisingly, several luxury brands that have some very expensive models in their lineups did very poorly. As mentioned, Jaguar was at the bottom along with Fiat. Land Rover, made by the same parent as Jaguar, posted a score of 48. General Motors Co.’s (NYSE: GM) Cadillac brand ranked 26th with a rating of 57. Cadillac’s management has attempted to build cars, crossovers and sport utility vehicles to take market share from BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Lexus. That attempt has failed.

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  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Detroit automakers are well-known for making phenomenal trucks and SUVs. But one area where both Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and General Motors (NYSE:GM) have historically lagged foreign competitors has been their luxury lineups. Furthermore, Detroit automakers have begun distancing themselves from producing sedans and passenger cars in the U.S. market. So what’s up with GM’s $175 million investment to build two next-generation Cadillac sedans? And why should investors care?

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Timken Company (TKR)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CryptoInsight (CURRENCY:TKR) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on September 11th. One CryptoInsight token can now be purchased for about $0.0040 or 0.00000063 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC and IDEX. Over the last week, CryptoInsight has traded down 15.8% against the dollar. CryptoInsight has a market cap of $49,784.00 and $0.00 worth of CryptoInsight was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in shares of Timken Co (NYSE:TKR) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm acquired 2,822 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $123,000.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Energy Focus, Inc.(EFOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Energy Focus Inc (NASDAQ:EFOI) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $4.00.

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blackrock MuniYield Fund, Inc.(MYD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blackrock Muniyield Fund Inc. (NYSE:MYD) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, September 6th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the financial services provider on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th.

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U.S. assets are becoming less attractive to foreign investors as hedging their dollar exposure has become more expensive of late, both because of interest-rate differentials and U.S. tax incentives to get U.S. companies to repatriate overseas cash, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts.

Evidence can especially be found in the foreign buying of corporate U.S. bonds, which doesn’t look too rosy so far this month, the BAML report from Monday said.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

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    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.

  • [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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Top Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    Panama City, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said.

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    Paris (AP) — Floodwaters were nearing their peak in Paris on Saturday, with the rain-swollen Seine River engulfing scenic quays and threatening wine cellars and museum basements.

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a GBX 720 ($9.38) target price on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 680 ($8.86). Credit Suisse Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 5.82% from the company’s previous close.

  • [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 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.

  • [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 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.