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

During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.57 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Great Western Bancorp will post 2.59 EPS for the current year.

The stock increased 0.61% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $28.04. About 2,000 shares traded. 1st Global Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Western New England Bancorp by 1.0% during the second quarter. (NYSE:GWB) has risen 16.28% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500. SYY's SI was 14.96M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 24.77% from 453,400 shares previously. With 2.20 million avg volume, 7 days are for Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY)'s short sellers to cover SYY's short positions. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $40.97. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Wood given on Thursday, April 28. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Western New England Bancorp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Therefore 60% are positive. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. FBR Capital has "Outperform" rating and $48.0 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Citigroup. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, October 26 by BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:NBL) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5. (NASDAQ:EWBC) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. The rating was initiated by PiperJaffray on Thursday, October 6 with "Neutral". Barclays Capital maintained the shares of EWBC in report on Friday, October 20 with "Overweight" rating.

Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 122,537 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,244,000 after purchasing an additional 75,718 shares in the last quarter. The stock has a market cap of $91,800.00, a PE ratio of 16.46, a P/E/G ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.85. It fall, as 31 investors sold East West Bancorp, Inc. shares while 116 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes.

Western New England Bancorp (NASDAQ:WNEB) traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $10.95. Paloma Prns Mgmt holds 25,234 shares. Riverhead Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc owns 0% invested in East West Bancorp, Inc. Finally, Citigroup Inc downgraded East West Bancorp to an "underperform" rating in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. (NYSE:GWB). 25,672 are owned by State Teachers Retirement Systems. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 0.1% or 460,185 shares. Redmond Asset Management Ltd holds 1,916 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 18,015 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,103,598.90. Bessemer Gp Inc invested in 472 shares. 182,710 are held by Alliancebernstein Lp. 74,850 were accumulated by Wellington Shields Cap Lc. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Andra Ap stated it has 47,900 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley reissued an equal weight rating and issued a $63.00 price objective (up from $61.00) on shares of East West Bancorp in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. The firm offers non-interest-bearing demand accounts, interest-bearing savings and money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, and time certificates of deposits, as well as NOW accounts. It has a 17.16 P/E ratio. It also provides agricultural loans; commercial and industrial loans, including working capital and other shorter-term lines of credit, and fixed-rate loans; commercial real estate loans comprising owner-occupied and non-owner-occupied CRE loans, multifamily residential real estate loans, and construction and development loans; short-term working capital funding, long-term land-related lending, and other tailored services; and residential mortgage loans, home equity loans, home equity lines of credit and general lines of credit, and auto loans and other loans.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 15 sales for $18.66 million activity. (NYSE:GWB) for 12,607 shares. The insider De Lange Bob sold 1,572 shares worth $216,276. (NYSE:CAT) was sold by DICKINSON DANIEL M on Monday, October 30. KRAUSE DOUGLAS PAUL sold 5,000 shares worth $306,286. (NYSE:NBL), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive.

EWBC has been the topic of several analyst reports. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. On Friday, July 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Hold". On Friday, July 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to "Outperform". HSBC has "Buy" rating and $96 target. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to "Buy" on Friday, February 5. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp from $55.50 to $50.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. U.S. Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. Its down 0.09, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. 43 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of EWBC. Jp Marvel Invest Advsr Limited Liability Com invested in 2.02% or 90,839 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Voya Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 14,650 shares. Nichols Pratt Advisers Limited Liability Partnership Ma owns 155,740 shares or 1.74% of their United States portfolio.

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