Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019


Most banks try to grow at all costs, even when that’s exactly the wrong thing to do. Being too aggressive in extending credit during an economic boom can crush a lending institution when the good times end. With its extensive exposure to Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (NYSE:BLX), also known as Bladex, knows all too well what can happen to financial institutions when regional economic growth suddenly reverses course.

Coming into Friday’s first-quarter financial report, Bladex shareholders were prepared to see modestly lower top- and bottom-line figures as the Panamanian bank continued to pursue a long-term strategy of finding the optimal size and quality for its loan portfolio. Yet the declines that Bladex suffered were more extensive than most had believed likely, and that called into question whether the bank’s strategic vision is really consistent with what shareholders want to see. Bladex’s response was interesting and could inspire more optimism about the financial institution’s future.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)


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    2. Low Debt Levels
    By looking through his previous success stories like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), American Express (NYSE: AXP), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), it is clear that Buffett carefully examines a company’s balance sheet, and prefers to invest in those with relatively modest debt burdens.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dupont Capital Management Corp trimmed its position in shares of Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) by 84.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 30,092 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 163,405 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Wells Fargo were worth $1,577,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) was hit by another scandal. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Some employees in a Wells Fargo & Co. unit that handles business banking improperly altered information on documents related to corporate customers, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has had an eventful couple of years, and not in a good way. The bank’s public perception has been rocked by three major scandals, including the infamous fake-accounts scandal, which has not only resulted in sub-par business performance, but has resulted in a string of penalties, fines, and consumer refunds as well.

Top Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)


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    Cayce, S.C. (AP) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left at least two people dead and more than 50 injured

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    Jerusalem (AP) — Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants.

    In letters delivered Sunday, Israel says the migrants have 60 days to accept the offer to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket. Those who don't by Apr. 1 will be incarcerated indefinitely.

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    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

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    Berlin (AP) — The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says its top inspector has quit with immediate effect, just as the agency's work in Iran is once again in focus.

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    London (AP) — The British government said Sunday it is scrapping a promise to reconsider the ban on fox hunting, a centuries-old rural tradition contentiously outlawed more than a decade ago.

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


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

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    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.


     

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 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.