Top Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019

Prabhudas Lilladher’s research report on LIC Housing Finance

Buoyed by asset growth (16% YoY), stable NIMs (2.35%) and lower provisions PAT at Rs 5.9bn (PLe: Rs 5.6bn) recorded healthy 26% YoY growth in Q3FY19 for LICHF. While loan traction (16.3% YoY growth) exceeded expectations, project loans (84% YoY growth, 27% YoY disbursements growth) continue to dominate incremental growth. Past two quarters have also observed increased share of non-individual mix, namely; LAP and developer mix catching up to 6.3% and 16.5% levels which have aided yields & margins in the current testing times. Moreover, meaningful asset re-pricing 70bps in past 6 months led to expansion in reported yields at ~10.45% despite CoF climbing to 8.45% resulting into steady margins at 2.33% on sequential basis. Asset quality performance stood mixed bag with developer GNPAs improving sharply by 389bps YoY/204bps QoQ to 6.2% whereas individual home loan NPAs spiking 44bps to 0.93%. While consolidation in smaller HFCs, increased floating rate loans and continued pacing up of non-individual loan traction augmented business momentum for company in Q3, competitive intensities (especially from banks) should restrict growth to 15-16% over FY19-21E. With minimal levers to NIM expansion ahead and dissatisfactory performance on NPA since past few quarters, we foresee NIMs normalizing to 2.3% levels and GNPAs climbing moderately higher to 1.2-1.25% over FY19-21E. RoAs at 1.2% over FY19-FY21E, LICHF fails to exhibit sustainable strong earnings and business trends and hence re-rating stands distant despite lower valuations.

Top 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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sigma Planning Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 12.6% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 7,383 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 826 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $642,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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.

  • [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 Invest In 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) has settled more of its charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is yet another offense by the megabank that is being added a growing list of things to apologize for. Specifically, these charges are in regards to the misconduct in the sale of financial products known as market-linked investments (MLIs) to retail investors.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc. boosted its position in Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) by 0.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 142,579 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,323 shares during the period. Wells Fargo comprises approximately 1.4% of Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest holding. Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings in Wells Fargo were worth $8,650,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , the U.S. bank already reeling from sanctions by regulators over alleged customer abuses, was fined an additional $1 billion by regulators over allegations over matters including auto insurance and mortgage-sales practices.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Companies that get a bad reputation from consumers often do so because they don’t have to make their experience better to keep customers. Great examples of this are a cable company that operates as a monopoly in many areas, like Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), or a bank you just can’t get away from, like Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). Or even a company with all kinds of data about you that doesn’t seem to manage that data carefully, like Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). 

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