Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

EPS for East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) Expected At $0.91

Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 6,756 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $406,000 after buying an additional 1,929 shares in the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH owned about 1.37% of Great Western Bancorp worth $33,377,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $30.49. About 607,064 shares traded. (NYSE:UAL) has risen 77.19% since December 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.53% the S&P500.

Thompson Siegel Walmsley Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. After $0.89 actual earnings per share reported by East West Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.25% EPS growth. Fmr Limited Liability Co holds 0.01% or 2.64M shares. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $20.65. About 208,906 shares traded. Morgan Stanley maintained East West Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) has risen 40.20% since December 30, 2016 and is uptrending.

Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 18,015 shares in the company, valued at $1,103,598.90. $610,000 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of EWBC in report on Tuesday, October 3 with "Hold" rating.

According to Zacks, "Great Western Bancorp a full-service regional bank holding company". Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 60% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 46 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $74.00 price objective on shares of East West Bancorp and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by BMO Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 14. Piper Jaffray maintained Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) rating on Friday, October 20. Great Western Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.45% and a net margin of 29.09%. (NASDAQ:EWBC) on Thursday, September 21 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, December 19 with "Buy".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Public Employees Retirement System of OH raised its holdings in shares of East West Bancorp by 37.4% in the 3rd quarter. 66 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. The bank reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.03. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 99,642 shares. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc who had been investing in Great Western Bancorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.34B market cap company. 27,493 are owned by Amalgamated Bank. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,599 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,370,393.93. California-based Whittier has invested 0.16% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 312,010 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Huntington National Bank, Ohio-based fund reported 750 shares. Nordea Invest Ab accumulated 42,133 shares. Moreover, Paloma Prtnrs Management Co has 0% invested in East West Bancorp, Inc. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,584,887 shares of the bank's stock valued at $105,490,000 after purchasing an additional 565,508 shares during the period. Hartford Investment Management reported 0.12% stake. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D accumulated 0.02% or 100,000 shares. They expect $0.07 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.07 per share. Its up 0.11, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 39 investors sold PTC shares while 101 reduced holdings. (NYSE:GWB). Clearbridge Invests Ltd Llc invested in 0% or 45,676 shares. It also reduced its holding in Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX) by 6,631 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 61,393 shares, and cut its stake in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET). (NASDAQ:EWBC) shares were sold by Estrada Rudolph. Ls Inv Advsr Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) for 330,498 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owns 35,780 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. Corporate insiders own 0.23% of the company's stock. Brookstone Cap has invested 0.5% in The Williams Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC) or 8,603 shares. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Alps Advsrs Incorporated has invested 0.01% in East West Bancorp, Inc. 9,548 are held by Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas.

Zeke Capital Advisors Limited Liability Com, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 15,226 shares. (NASDAQ:EWBC) rating on Wednesday, December 13. The stock of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Great Western Bancorp (GWB) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.19" was posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. Stephens maintained it with "Buy" rating and $4600 target in Friday, July 28 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained East West Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) for 5,506 shares. Wedbush has "Outperform" rating and $59 target. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, August 30 by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, January 25. RBC Capital Markets maintained PTC Inc. The firm has "Speculative Buy" rating given on Monday, September 14 by Beaufort Securities. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained PTC Inc.

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