Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019

What happened

Shares of Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE:OI) jumped 9.9% on Friday after activist investor Atlantic Investment Management called for the glass-container specialist to take a number of actions to maximize shareholder value.

According to an SEC filing today, Atlantic has sent a letter to Owens-Illinois management urging them to hire a financial advisor to explore the sale of their European business, arguing that “there is substantial upside to OI’s share price on a sum-of-the-parts basis.”

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Then, Atlantic says, OI should use those proceeds to repurchase at least $1 billion in shares and pay down $2 billion or more in debt. Finally, it argues that OI should initiate a dividend of $0.15 per quarter and allocate 75% of its annual free cash flow to additional stock buybacks.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northrim BanCorp Inc(NRIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: KRNY) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northrim BanCorp Inc (NASDAQ:NRIM)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $40.05 and last traded at $39.85, with a volume of 561 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.00.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $73.98 and last traded at $72.84, with a volume of 20405 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $73.09.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FDx Advisors Inc. reduced its position in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 28.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 20,326 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,209 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in East West Bancorp were worth $1,325,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial INC bought a new position in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 8,384 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $547,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 45.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,405 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,510 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in East West Bancorp were worth $939,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its position in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 74,399 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,510 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of RenaissanceRe worth $8,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on BOFI. ValuEngine raised shares of BofI from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. UBS Group downgraded shares of BofI from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Raymond James reissued an outperform rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of BofI in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BofI from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson raised their price target on shares of BofI to $48.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. BofI has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $41.60.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Rather than gamble on the next big penny stock, investors would do well to buy quality companies worth owning for the long haul. In the article below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF), and The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) as stocks to consider adding to your portfolio.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) which fell about 2% to $100.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $91.12 to $138.54. Volume was nearly 1 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $118.64.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of Kraft Heinz Co. (Nasdaq: KHC) were on the move on news that the company is exploring a possible deal to purchase Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB). A report by the New York Post suggests that Kraft has not made an offer and that any purchase would likely not offer much in the way of a premium from the current share price. The news comes a day after Kraft topped Wall Street earnings and revenue forecasts and issued positive forward guidance. Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) fell slightly on Friday. The dip came a day after the technology giant officially became the first U.S. public company to hit a market capitalization of $1 trillion. “With the world’s oldest profession already staked out, there are many competitors for second oldest,” writes Money Morning’s Tim Melvin. “Leading claimants include spies and politicians, but that can’t be right.” Today, Tim explains why spending on the military fuels this profession. And then he explains why he likes the firm Vectrus Inc. (NYSE: VEC). Other firms reporting earnings include Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN), Dish Network Corp. (Nasdaq: DISH), and CBOE Global Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE).

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