East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Sunday, 17 Dec, 2017

The Seabridge Investment Advisors Llc holds 18,312 shares with $1.91 million value, down from 30,890 last quarter. Shire Plc now has $42.71B valuation. The stock decreased 1.81% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $39.1. About 2.55 million shares traded or 187.34% up from the average. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY) has risen 11.51% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.06% the S&P500. East West Bancorp Inc. had 35 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 46% are positive. Profund Advisors Llc who had been investing in East West Bancorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.77 billion market cap company. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". On Tuesday, October 24 LI HERMAN Y sold $610,000 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Thursday, April 28 report. East West Bancorp had a return on equity of 13.51% and a net margin of 34.75%. The stock has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 20. Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "East West Bancorp's Subsidiary to Sell Branches to Flagstar" with publication date: November 14, 2017 was also an interesting one. (NASDAQ:EWBC) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 14. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, March 16. The stock of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. As per Thursday, April 28, the company rating was downgraded by Wood. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Thursday, October 5 to "Market Perform". RBC Capital Markets maintained Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $32500 target in Wednesday, May 31 report. Macquarie Research upgraded East West Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) to report earnings on January, 25.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $117.84 million activity. Profund Advisors Llc sold 8,455 shares as the company's stock rose 1.19% with the market. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 23,599 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,370,393.93.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.20, from 1.38 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 38 investors sold EWBC shares while 105 reduced holdings. 123.29 million shares or 2.37% more from 120.43 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Bb&T Corp reported 33,454 shares. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Jennison Ltd Liability Company invested 0.15% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Asset invested in 0.02% or 9,298 shares. The fund owned 216,931 shares of the bank's stock after purchasing an additional 59,119 shares during the quarter. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Ameriprise Fincl, Minnesota-based fund reported 1.22 million shares. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Clark Capital Mgmt Incorporated has 259,544 shares for 0.59% of their portfolio.

Shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) opened at $60.69 on Friday. Pacad Inv Ltd owns 8,142 shares or 0.07% of their U.S. portfolio. Richard Bernstein Advsrs Lc holds 0.29% or 91,583 shares. 2,700 were reported by Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited. Cim Ltd Liability Corporation reported 6,935 shares stake. Covington Cap Mgmt has 54,217 shares. Jane Street Gru Ltd Liability holds 0% in The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) or 16,103 shares. The Bank provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals. The firm operates through four divisions: Ethanol Production; Agribusiness and Energy Services; Food and Food Ingredients; and Partnership. GWB's profit will be $37.07M for 15.52 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. It offers various deposit products comprising personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelersÂ' checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services. The stock decreased 1.05% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $58.65. About 11.08M shares traded or 162.96% up from the average. East West Bancorp's dividend payout ratio is presently 21.92%. Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) has risen 4.69% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.55% the S&P500. Therefore 83% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 72 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Suntrust Robinson maintained GEO Group, Inc. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Hold" rating and $57.0 target. The stock of GEO Group, Inc. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 26 with "Sector Perform". The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Market Perform" on Friday, July 7. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight" on Wednesday, December 13.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q2. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%. It worsened, as 53 investors sold PM shares while 558 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. Glenmede Tru Na reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Thor Industries, Inc. Geode Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 1.34M shares. (NYSE:THO). Bancorpsouth stated it has 0.05% in Thor Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) or 10,000 shares. The Wisconsin-based Marietta Investment Partners Llc has invested 2.09% in the stock. Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) was raised too. (NYSE:THO) for 683 shares. Jacobs Asset Ltd Liability accumulated 383,468 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Limited invested in 2,088 shares or 0.02% of the stock. (NASDAQ:EWBC) or 8,159 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtn reported 0.12% stake.