Top Bank Stocks To Own Right Now

U.S. stocks continued their perfect start to 2018 on Tuesday, rising yet again despite turmoil in the bond market and in cryptocurrencies. Also weighing was news overnight that the Bank of Japan had decide to taper its bond purchase program — a major sea change for a central bank that has really typified the extreme post-crisis money printing mentality.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.4%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.1%, the S&P 500 gained 0.1%, and the Russell 2000 broke the trend to fall 0.1%. Treasury bonds were hit hard, gold declined, and crude oil gained $1.64 to close at nearly $63-per-barrel.

Breadth was negative, with decliners outpacing advancers 1.7 to 1.2. At the industry level, auto and energy stocks led the way higher with gains of 1.8% and 1.5%, respectively. Airlines were the laggards, down 1.3%. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) lost 2.5% amid ongoing fallout from the recent news of processor vulnerabilities and the performance cost of needed fixes. Drugmaker Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) gained 3%.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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 Sean Williams]

    Meanwhile, big banks like Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and Citigroup (NYSE:C) combined for more than $83 billion in buybacks after they passed the Fed’s stress test with flying colors. Wells Fargo topped the list, with $24.5 billion in announced buybacksfollowed by JPMorgan Chase’s $20.7 billion, Bank of America’s $20.6 billion, and Citigroup’s $17.6 billion in repurchases not far behind.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Prudential Financial Inc. cut its holdings in shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 11.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 9,940,464 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,281,633 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Co accounts for approximately 0.8% of Prudential Financial Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th largest position. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $520,980,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    This undated photo provided by BMW shows the 2018 BMW X3, a luxury compact SUV with more traditional design and a starting price of $41,995, including the destination fee. The Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 are two of the most popular compact luxury SUVs out today. Shoppers are typically drawn to the Q5 and the X3 because of their appealing mix of refinement, utility, safety and performance. (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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    Tehran, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.

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    Wellington, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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 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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