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Malaysia’s stock benchmark slid for a fourth day, erasing its advance for 2018, after the government said national debt was higher than previously disclosed due to some masking of accounts by the previous administration.

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index fell 1.4 percent to 1,778.41, the lowest since Dec. 27, as of 10:33 a.m. in Kuala Lumpur. It had slumped as much as 2 percent. The benchmark lost gains of as much as 5.5 percent this year, as bank shares led Thursday’s decline.

"People are selling first and asking questions later," said Clive McDonnell, the Singapore-based head of emerging market equity strategy at Standard Chartered Bank. "I don’t think that’s a surprise to see those outflows given the uncertainty until there’s greater clarity on economic management going forward."

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There was sudden panic selling, said Ang Kok Heng, chief investment officer at Phillip Capital Management Sdn. in Kuala Lumpur. Still, "we are accumulating selected blue chips as these have been battered. The outlook of the economy would be better with good corporate governance and a government that is more efficient and fair."

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

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  • [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 Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

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  • [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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    The Federal Reserve isn’t pleased with Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) scandals, but it isn’t opposed to the bank paying out billions of dollars to its shareholders.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Though this large cap bank is a solid value play for 2018, it still faces the possibility of large fines.Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) is anationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. The company provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the Internet and mobile banking. It also has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 35,553,938 shares, an increase of 14.0% from the April 30th total of 31,180,217 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,584,785 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the company are sold short.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    After the results of the capital plan reviews were announced, most banks individually announced increases (or maintenance) of their stock buybacks and dividends for the next year. Here are a few of the most significant:

    Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)will give shareholders a 25% dividend increase to an annualized rate of $0.60 per share and will also increase its buyback authorization to $20.6 billion over the next year, up from the previous year’s $12.9 billion. Citigroup (NYSE:C)is giving shareholders an impressive 41% dividend hike to a quarterly payout of $0.45 per share and is also planning to spend up to $17.6 billion on buybacks over the year, a modest but significant $2 billion increase over the previous plan. Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC)was one of the big positive surprises, after a tough couple of years for the bank. Wells announced that its dividend will increase to $0.43 per share in the third quarter, and that it plans to spend as much as $24.5 billion on buybacks over the next year — a sharp increase from the past year’s $11.5 billion. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM)is raising its dividend by 43% to $0.80 per quarter, and is planning to buy back as much as $20.7 billion in shares over the next year, a mild increase from its 2017 capital plan, which called for $19.4 billion in buybacks. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)plans to increase its dividend by 23% to a quarterly payout of $0.37 and to repurchase as much as $3 billion of its stock over the next year, up from the previous authorization of $2.6 billion. American Express’ (NYSE:AXP)capital plan was closely watched, since the bank had decided to suspend buybacks for the first half of 2018 in order to bolster capital levels. The bank announced that it would repurchase up to $3.4 billion in shares over the next year and also plans to raise its quarterly dividend from $0.35 to $0.39 per share.

    And as I mentioned earlier, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were both instructed to leave their previous capi

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest rose to 31.18 million shares from the previous reading of 29.85 million. Shares were trading at $54.05, within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.

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