September 21, 2018

East West Bancorp (EWBC) Earns "Outperform" Rating from Wells Fargo & Co

13 January 2018, 05:31 | Hattie Nash

It dived, as 31 investors sold East West Bancorp, Inc. shares while 116 reduced holdings. The Eminence Capital Lp holds 1.56 million shares with $224.28 million value, up from 1.33 million last quarter. Martingale Asset Management LP who had been investing in East West Bancorp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.70B market cap company.

The stock increased 1.10% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $9.15. About 565,313 shares traded. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained East West Bancorp, Inc. Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) has risen 17.00% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.55% the S&P500.

Eminence Capital Lp increased Expedia Inc Del (EXPE) stake by 17.25% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lafayette Investments Inc sold 26,058 shares as Bed Bath & Beyond Inc Com (BBBY)'s stock declined 14.12%. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 8,299 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $284,000 after buying an additional 855 shares in the last quarter. Waste Mgmt Inc Del now has $38.14 billion valuation. About 1.23 million shares traded. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) to report earnings on January, 24. It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.29 in 2017Q2.

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Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. 124.37 million shares or 0.88% more from 123.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hilltop Holding accumulated 3,374 shares.

The average 1-year price target for East West Bancorp, Inc. Hennessy stated it has 0.02% in East West Bancorp, Inc. Manufacturers Life Co The owns 20,604 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Bbva Compass Bank & Trust Inc holds 7,995 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. (NYSE:EBF). New York-based Jpmorgan Chase And Commerce has invested 0% in Ennis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Covington Cap, a California-based fund reported 53,866 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 208,900 shares.

East West Bancorp (EWBC) traded up $1.24 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $67.14.

EWBC has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Prudential Fincl invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Ennis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) or 5,000 shares. East West Bancorp, Inc. Nordea Inv Mgmt reported 0% stake. Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VGK) was raised too.

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Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $1.02 million activity. Also, insider Douglas Paul Krause sold 5,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. Toronto Dominion Bank acquired a new position in East West Bancorp during the second quarter worth $104,000. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 18,015 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,103,598.90. $107,239 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) delivered a 5.53% earnings surprise. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $0.76 EPS. EWBC's profit would be $131.53M giving it 18.45 P/E if the $0.91 EPS is correct. East West Bancorp had a net margin of 34.75% and a return on equity of 13.51%. Therefore 50% are positive. The Mosaic Company had 80 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 14. The firm has "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, October 3. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. ProShare Advisors LLC's holdings in East West Bancorp were worth $1,198,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

The stock of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) on Friday, July 14 to "Hold" rating. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.79 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 18.07. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a "buy" rating and set a $65.00 target price on shares of East West Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. (NASDAQ:EWBC) rating on Thursday, January 4. Therefore 57% are positive. Celgene Corporation had 124 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O'Neill maintained it with "Buy" rating and $69.0 target in Thursday, January 4 report. The stock of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 28 by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Oppenheimer. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 27 by Citigroup. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:WM) rating on Friday, October 13. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Sell" on Thursday, September 22. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, September 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2017. 47 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes. (NYSE:EBF). 2.15 million were reported by Wells Fargo Co Mn. 156,875 are owned by Wells Fargo Communication Mn. (EWBC) has 0 billion shares outstanding now, 92.30% of which belong to institutional investors. 427 are held by Tower Rech Lc (Trc). (NASDAQ:BBBY). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 239,485 shares. Group Incorporated One Trading LP reported 0.02% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Utah Retirement holds 81,131 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Prelude Cap Management Ltd Llc has 0.03% invested in Ennis, Inc. Bluemountain Cap Mngmt holds 49,461 shares. Macquarie invested in 4.44 million shares or 0.48% of the stock. 30,000 were reported by Menta Cap Ltd Liability. Sg Americas Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Ennis, Inc. The Pennsylvania-based Emerald Advisers Inc Pa has invested 0.34% in the stock.

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