Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019

West Branch Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 50,762 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock, valued at approximately $2,427,000. Verizon Communications makes up 2.7% of West Branch Capital LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th biggest position.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of VZ. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Verizon Communications by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 265,904,768 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $14,074,340,000 after acquiring an additional 2,236,290 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in Verizon Communications by 14.1% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 48,749,993 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $2,580,337,000 after acquiring an additional 6,007,544 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Verizon Communications by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 41,135,441 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $2,172,530,000 after acquiring an additional 1,282,685 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Verizon Communications by 6.2% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 21,390,896 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $1,132,221,000 after acquiring an additional 1,250,691 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management raised its position in Verizon Communications by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 14,115,327 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $747,124,000 after acquiring an additional 729,841 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.68% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: 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 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 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    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.

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  • [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.

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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.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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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.

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

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    Wells Fargo (WFC) likely won’t get a lot of attention this weekend, but Cramer said the worst is likely behind this company. Buffett’s other bank, Bank of America (BAC)  , is a big winner though, especially with rising interest rates.

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    So where do you find them? Well, preferred stocks trade just like common shares on one of the major stock exchanges. They are a popular fundraising tool for companies that need capital to grow and expand, but don’t want to borrow or issue more common stock. Well-known businesses like Ford Motor (NYSE: F), General Electric (NYSE: GE), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and T-Mobile (Nasdaq: TMUS) have all issued preferred stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results Friday as well. The consensus forecast is $1.07 in EPS and $21.71 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $52.23 apiece. The consensus price target is $63.20, and the 52-week range is $49.27 to $66.31.

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