Top Bank Stocks To Own Right Now

Stocks gave back all their earlier gains as Wednesday’s Fed decision approaches.

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The S&P 500 finished little changed at 2,139.12 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 3.63 points to 18,120.17. The Nasdaq Composite declined 0.2% to 5,235.03. The S&P 500 had been up as much as 0.7% earlier today.

But really: Who wants to be long the market when the Fed will be making its rate announcement in two days? Deutsche Bank’s Alan Ruskin argues that “simply getting the FOMC meeting out the way should be helpful for global risk appetite.” He explains why:

There are at least three reasons to argue against a September Fed ‘hawkish hold’ thesis:

i) The Fed does not like to signal more than one meeting ahead. Given they are extremely unlikely to act just before the election in November, if the Fed passes on a hike in September as expected, they will not have the level of confidence to signal too hard about a rate hike in December…

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest grew to 43.99 million shares from the previous reading of 35.55 million. Shares were trading at $55.51 within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    The social media behemoth has approached megabanks like Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and others, hoping to sweet-talk them into sharing customers’ card transaction history, their checking account balances, and other personal data.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    Plus, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) CEO Tim Sloan just got a $1 million raise — did he deserve it? And why does conglomeration seem to work so well for companies like Berkshire Hathaway and Markel, but not for General Electric? All this and more on this week’s episode.

Top Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: 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 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 (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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

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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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Vatican City (AP) — Pope Francis has recognized as martyrs 19 people who were slain in Algeria in the 1990s, including a bishop killed by a car bomb and beheaded monks.

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