Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own For 2019

The United States has officially lifted its crippling export ban on Chinese company ZTE, easing one point of contention with Beijing amid an otherwise escalating trade fight.

The US Commerce Department said Friday that it’s letting ZTE, which makes smartphones and telecommunications equipment, resume buying components from American companies.

The Commerce Department reached a deal with ZTE last month, agreeing to lift its ban after the company paid a $1 billion fine and put $400 million in an escrow account. The fine was paid in late June, and Ross said Friday that the $400 million had arrived at a US bank.

ZTE also agreed to bring in an American monitoring team and overhaul its top management as part of the deal. It recently named a new CEO and replaced its entire board to meet US demands.

The Commerce Department said Friday that these measures were the “harshest penalties and strictest compliance measures ever imposed in such a case.”

“While we lifted the ban on ZTE, the Department will remain vigilant as we closely monitor ZTE’s actions to ensure compliance with all US laws and regulations,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own For 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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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 Own For 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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    San Juan, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm.

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    New York (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.

    Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it's unlikely any tainted lettuce is still in stores or people's homes, given its short shelf life. But there can be a lag in reporting, and reports of illnesses have continued to come in.

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    This undated photo provided by Lexus shows the 2019 Lexus UX. The Lexus UX has a few distinct advantages: It has the lowest cost of entry in the class ($33,025), and it is currently the only one that comes in a hybrid version for increased fuel efficiency. (Courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. via AP) (Photo: AP)

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    This undated photo provided by Ford shows the 2018 Ford Transit Connect, an example of a small cargo van. The Transit Connect's cargo van variant comes in two trims, the basic XL and the XLT, as well as an extended-wheelbase model that has additional space for cargo. And the Transit Connect has a notable advantage: It offers technology features such as Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive fog lights. (Photo: AP)

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    This undated photo provided by TransDigm Group shows company CEO W. Nicholas Howley of TransDigm, which designs and produces aircraft components. Howley was the third-highest paid CEO at big U.S. companies for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. He earned $61 million, including $51.2 million of payments from the company on stock options he holds, as if they had earned dividends. He made just $7,000 in salary last year. (Photo: AP)

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own For 2019: 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]

    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 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 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 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 Own For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Earnings reports could drive extra volatility for shareholders of Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA), and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) over the next few trading days. Here are a few trends to watch for in these reports. 

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    When long-time, sometimes controversial bank analyst Mike Mayo speaks it’s often wise for investors to listen. Recently plucked up by Wells Fargo (WFC)  to cover the banking space, Mayo is fresh off a meeting with top Goldman Sachs (GS)  management, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Mayo’s mention of a possible “revenue breakout” in a new note dropped in our email box Tuesday is attention-grabbing (if not a reason to trade Action Alerts PLUS holding Goldman).

  • [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).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) will report its fourth-quarter results before Friday’s opening bell too. The consensus estimates are EPS of $1.07 and revenue of $22.3 billion. Shares closed most recently at $62.75, in a 52-week range of $49.27 to $63.05. The consensus price target is $61.74.

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    Buffett’s investment in banking is even more interesting that the overall over-weighting appears. Berkshire cut its position in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) to come in under 10% ownership last quarter but still holds $24.7 billion in shares, it’s second-largest holding. At the industry-level, Berkshire added to its banking position with 3.7 million shares of US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and 1.4 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors bought shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $682.51 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $448.18 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $234.33 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Wells Fargo & Co had the 27th highest net in-flow for the day. Wells Fargo & Co traded down ($0.56) for the day and closed at $54.99

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own For 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

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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

  • [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 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.

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

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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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