Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019

Each month, more than 62 million Americans count on Social Security as a guaranteed source of income. Nearly 70% of these beneficiaries are retired workers, and more than 3 out of 5 lean on their checks to account for at least half of their monthly income. This is why Social Security is often referred to as America’s most important social program.

Social Security is less than two decades away from big problems

However, this program is on shaky ground. While it’s in absolutely no danger of going bankrupt, thanks to the payroll tax on earned income, which supplies a steady stream of revenue to be disbursed to eligible beneficiaries, its current payout schedule is very much in doubt.

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According to the Social Security Board of Trustees’ 2017 report, Social Security is expected to begin paying out more in benefits than it’s generating in revenue by 2022. Following an estimated 12 years of cash outflows, Social Security’s asset reserves will be completely exhausted by 2034. Assuming Congress fails to generate new sources of revenue, an across-the-board reduction in benefits of up to 23% may be needed to sustain payouts through 2091. That’s a terrifying outlook that could bring a lot of heavily reliant seniors below or near the federal poverty line.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

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    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.
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  • [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 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.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

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    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , Citigroup Inc. (C) and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) each reported strong earnings beats Friday, April 13, kicking off what analysts expect to be a solid quarter for the sector.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) were among several big banks reporting third-quarter earnings today.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The Dow was flat this morning as major banks report earnings. Shares of JPMorgan Chase added nearly 1% after the company reported a record Q2 profit. The company also reported stronger results from its trading division, which likely benefited from recent market volatility. Its earnings per share of $2.29 was $0.07 above the average estimate of $2.22. China’s trade surplus against the United States hit a new record in June. Many economists are concerned that this news could cause U.S. President Donald Trump to escalate his tariff battle with China. Earlier this week, President Trump threatened to hit another $200 billion in Chinese goods with a 10% tariff. Trump has demanded that China cut down on its surplus. One of the biggest issues for marijuana companies right now is setting up a bank account. Because cannabis is still illegal under federal law, banks are afraid of federal crackdowns. That means a marijuana dispensary can’t deposit cash or take out a loan to help grow its business. However, that could soon change… Today, we take you into what could be one of the biggest breaks in the legal marijuana business. Check it out here.
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    Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) were on the move after the investment bank reported earnings before the bell. The bank reported a stunning 16% jump in quarterly profits for the second quarter. The firm cited the recent tax law, increased fees, and better banking business in Mexico. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.63. That figure easily beat average expectations of $1.56 per share. It’s worth noting that the bank’s income tax provision declined by $351 million thanks to tax reform. This will likely ignite Democratic Senators who are critical of Wall Street. Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) pushed higher Friday thanks to an upgrade from investment research firm Keefe, Bruyette and Woods Inc. The upgrade from “market perform” to “outperform” came after analysts sa

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    He sold about $260 million worth of Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) . Don’t make the mistake of reading into that too much. Buffett did not sell Wells Fargo because he has any issue with a business. This is another issue where he wants to maintain a stake under 10% to be regulatory compliant. Berkshire owns about 9.3% of Wells Fargo right now. Buffett also owns some shares in his personal portfolio. To remain under the 10% threshold as Wells Fargo buys back some of its own stock, Buffett needs to sell some of Berkshire’s shares to keep his stake proportionally low. This is a very small amount. Even though it says it’s $260 million, it’s less than 1% of Berkshire’s Wells Fargo holdings.

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    Between this Friday and next Wednesday, we’ll see a who’s who of big banks step into the earnings confessional, including the likes of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS).

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