Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now

Wells Fargo & Co.’s foreign-exchange business cut 22 salespeople, according to a person briefed on the matter, the latest casualties of a slump in market activity.

Affected employees worked in locations including St. Louis and Atlanta, where the bank is consolidating operations elsewhere, the person said. Some staff are being moved to other offices, while others leave the company, the person said.

“Wells Fargo is fully committed to our FX business,” Jessica Ong, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco-based bank, said Monday in an emailed statement. “We continually evaluate our resources and staffing levels to ensure we are aligned to meet the needs of our customers as part of normal course of business.” She confirmed that operations in St. Louis and Atlanta are being moved.

The $5.1 trillion-a-day currency market has been plagued by low volatility, even amid heightened trade and geopolitical tensions over the past year, making it harder to eke out profits on swings. In March, the lender said it’s responding to queries from government agencies into its foreign-exchange business. Several employees left the unit last year over a transaction for a client, the company said at the time.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its holdings in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 52.0% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 614,003 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 209,981 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $32,179,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Under the new law, the nation’s corporate tax rate has been slashed from 35% to 21%, giving banks an immense tax break. Both JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) have estimated they will end up paying an effective tax rate of 19% in 2018, well below the corporate average.

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    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has had an eventful couple of years, and not in a good way. The bank’s public perception has been rocked by three major scandals, including the infamous fake-accounts scandal, which has not only resulted in sub-par business performance, but has resulted in a string of penalties, fines, and consumer refunds as well.

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    Citigroup Inc. (C)  , a rival Wall Street bank, said in a separate report Friday that first-quarter profit jumped 13%, also fueled by growth in trading revenue. Meanwhile, 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. Bank of America Corp. (BAC) , Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) are all scheduled to post results next week.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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