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Comparing First Horizon (NYSE:FHN) & Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ:VLY)

First Horizon (NYSE:FHN) and Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

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First Horizon has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valley National Bancorp has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Horizon and Valley National Bancorp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Horizon $3.39 billion 2.59 $845.00 million $1.22 13.08
Valley National Bancorp $1.57 billion 3.43 $390.61 million $0.96 13.78

First Horizon has higher revenue and earnings than Valley National Bancorp. First Horizon is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Valley National Bancorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

First Horizon pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Valley National Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. First Horizon pays out 49.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Valley National Bancorp pays out 45.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. First Horizon has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years and Valley National Bancorp has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. First Horizon is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.1% of First Horizon shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of Valley National Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of First Horizon shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Valley National Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for First Horizon and Valley National Bancorp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Horizon 0 1 3 0 2.75
Valley National Bancorp 0 3 2 0 2.40

First Horizon presently has a consensus price target of $17.88, suggesting a potential upside of 12.00%. Valley National Bancorp has a consensus price target of $11.15, suggesting a potential downside of 15.72%. Given First Horizon’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe First Horizon is more favorable than Valley National Bancorp.

Profitability

This table compares First Horizon and Valley National Bancorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Horizon 33.31% 13.95% 1.28%
Valley National Bancorp 29.44% 10.40% 1.12%

Summary

First Horizon beats Valley National Bancorp on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

First Horizon Company Profile

First Horizon Corp. (Tennessee) operates as a financial holding company, which engages in the provision of checking accounts, savings products, mortgage banking, lending, and financing to individuals and businesses. It operates the business through four segments: Regional Banking, Specialty Banking, and Corporate. The Regional Banking segment offers financial products and services, including traditional lending and deposit taking, to retail and commercial customers. The Specialty Banking segment consists of lines of business that deliver product offerings and services with specialized industry knowledge. The Corporate segment focuses on corporate support functions such as risk management, audit, accounting, finance, executive office, and corporate communications. The company was founded by Frank S. Davis in 1864 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

Valley National Bancorp Company Profile

Valley National Bancorp is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of retail and commercial banking services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Lending; Commercial Lending; Investment Management; and Corporate and Other Adjustments. The Consumer Lending segment consists of residential mortgage loans, automobile loans and home equity loans, as well as wealth management and insurance services. The Commercial Lending segment includes the floating rate and adjustable rate commercial and industrial loans as well as fixed rate owner occupied and commercial real estate loans. The Investment Management segment refers to investments in various types of securities and interest-bearing deposits with other banks. The Corporate and Other Adjustments segment represents the income and expense items not directly attributable to a specific segment. The company was founded on November 12, 1982 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. provides debt and equity financing to the energy efficiency and renewable energy markets in the United States. The companys projects comprise energy efficiency projects that reduce a buildings or facilitys energy usage or cost through enhancing or installing various building components, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as lighting, energy controls, roofs, windows, building shells, and/or combined heat and power systems. Its projects also include renewable energy projects, which deploy cleaner energy sources comprising solar and wind to generate power production. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Hot China Stocks For 2021: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

First Horizon National Corporation (FHN), incorporated on September 23, 1968, is a bank holding company. The Company provides financial services through its subsidiary, First Tennessee Bank National Association (the Bank). The Company operates through four segments: regional banking, fixed income, corporate and non-strategic. The Company’s subsidiaries have over 200 business locations in the United States. The Bank has various branch locations in approximately eight states, which include over 160 branches in Tennessee; approximately two branches in northwestern Georgia; approximately six branches in northwestern Mississippi; approximately seven branches in North Carolina, and a branch each in Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Texas.

The Bank has customer-service offices, including private client and commercial loan offices, in Kentucky, as well as in states, where branches are located. The Bank also has operational and administrative offices in Tennessee. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides services, such as general banking services for consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments; fixed income sales and trading; underwriting of bank-eligible securities and other fixed-income securities eligible for underwriting by financial subsidiaries; loan sales; advisory services; derivative sales; discount brokerage and full-service brokerage; correspondent banking; transaction processing, such as check clearing services and remittance processing; trust, fiduciary, and agency services; credit card products; equipment finance; investment and financial advisory services; mutual fund sales as agent; retail insurance sales as agent, and mortgage banking services.

Regional Banking

The regional banking segment offers financial products and services, including traditional lending and deposit taking, to retail and commercial customers in Tennessee and other markets. The segment provides investments, financial planning, trust services and asset manag! ement, credit card and cash management services. In addition, the regional banking segment includes correspondent banking, which provides credit, depository and other banking related services to other financial institutions nationally.

Fixed Income

The fixed income segment consists of fixed income securities sales, trading, and strategies for institutional clients in the United States and abroad. The fixed income segment also consists of loan sales, portfolio advisory services and derivative sales.

Corporate

The corporate segment consists of unallocated corporate expenses, expense on subordinated debt issuances, bank-owned life insurance, and unallocated interest income associated with excess equity, net impact of raising incremental capital, and revenue and expense associated with deferred compensation plans. It also consists of funds management, tax credit investment activities and gains on the extinguishment of debt, among others.

Non-Strategic

The non-strategic segment offers wind-down national consumer lending activities and mortgage banking elements. The segment also offers the wind-down trust preferred loan portfolio services.

The Company competes with Regions Bank, SunTrust Bank, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Bank of America N.A., Pinnacle National Bank, and Branch Banking and Trust Company.

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    Brown Advisory Inc. grew its holdings in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 117.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 65,240 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 35,197 shares during the quarter. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $1,164,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Buckle, Inc. (BKE)

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    Foot Locker Inc.(NYSE: FL) leads a light day of earnings reports. Shares of the shoe retailer popped 13% after the firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.45. Wall Street had anticipated EPS of just $1.24. The retailer benefited from stronger same-store sales and higher revenue, which also beat Wall Street expectations. On Thursday, Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) surpassed The Walt Disney Co.(NYSE: DIS) in market capitalization to become the most valuable media property on the planet. It’s worth noting, however, that Netflix’s market capitalization of $163 billion

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and MicroVision (NASDAQ:MVIS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: MFS Charter Income Trust(MCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Macro (CURRENCY:MCR) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 30th. During the last seven days, Macro has traded down 6% against the U.S. dollar. Macro has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Macro was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Macro token can now be bought for about $0.17 or 0.00002339 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In this environment, investors should be looking to add the banks to their portfolios. He likes Goldman Sachs (GS) and First Horizon National (FHN) , which appeared on “Mad Money” last week. He would avoid any high-yielding stock however, as they are getting increased competition from risk-free Treasuries.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 12th.

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.04. First Horizon National had a return on equity of 9.37% and a net margin of 12.30%. The business had revenue of $437.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $438.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 42.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect First Horizon National to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: ConAgra Foods, Inc.(CAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) by 72.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 237,731 shares of the company’s stock after selling 612,724 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Conagra Brands were worth $8,768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Plenty of companies out there are less well-known than the brands in their stables. Case in point: It would be understandable if you didn’t know much about either ConAgra(NYSE:CAG) or Pinnacle Foods(NYSE:PF).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Chris Hill]

    Meanwhile, in the packaged foods arena,ConAgra(NYSE:CAG) is buying Pinnacle Foods(NYSE:PF) in an $11 billion deal. But combining the owner ofBirds Eye with the company behind Healthy Choice is a lot less of a power move than it once might have been.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rhumbline Advisers reduced its stake in shares of Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) by 4.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 744,090 shares of the company’s stock after selling 34,068 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Conagra Brands were worth $27,442,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Syncona Ltd (LON:SYNC) announced a dividend on Thursday, June 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.30 ($0.03) per share on Monday, July 30th. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 6.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,608,728 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 532,620 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $784,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Conning Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 14.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,867 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,925 shares during the period. Conning Inc.’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $1,081,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    An Attractive Tech Stock At A Killer Price
    This week, I’m recommending an income opportunity in Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI). It’s a stock that fared better than most in the recent selloff, a bullish indicator for the short term.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Royal Bank Scotland plc (RBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS) in a report issued on Monday.

    Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.89) price target on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating and set a GBX 268.40 ($3.60) price target on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Barclays set a GBX 325 ($4.36) price target on Royal Bank of Scotland Group and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Shore Capital upped their price target on Royal Bank of Scotland Group from GBX 265 ($3.56) to GBX 290 ($3.89) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a neutral rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 288.29 ($3.87).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Several research analysts have recently weighed in on RBS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 26th. ValuEngine cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Societe Generale upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.50.

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On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Pete Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS). He said that options traders are buying the January 2020, 140 strike calls. Around 20,000 call options were traded in the first half of the session and traders were paying $3.20 for them. The trade breaks even at $143.20 or 21.12 percent above the current market price. Pete Najarian owns shares of UPS and he thinks the stock is going much higher.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
    First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
    First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

  • [By ]

    In this environment, investors should be looking to add the banks to their portfolios. He likes Goldman Sachs (GS) and First Horizon National (FHN) , which appeared on “Mad Money” last week. He would avoid any high-yielding stock however, as they are getting increased competition from risk-free Treasuries.

  • [By ]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

  • [By ]

    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    ARGT, the lone exchange traded fund dedicated to Argentine equities, is up 19.6 percent year-to-date. That is good for the second-best showing among Latin America single-country ETFs, trailing only the iShares MSCI Capped Peru Index Fund (NYSE: EPU).

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerce Bank lessened its stake in shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) by 76.8% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 56,614 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 187,752 shares during the period. Commerce Bank’s holdings in First Republic Bank were worth $5,243,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion before the opening bell. Citigroup shares rose 0.30 percent to $67.22 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to have earned $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion in the latest quarter. JPMorgan will release earnings before the markets open. JPMorgan shares gained 0.48 percent to $93.55 in after-hours trading.
    Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ: CYBR) lowered its guidance for the second quarter. The company now expects total revenue of $57.0 million to $57.5 million, versus earlier guidance of $61.0 million to $62.0 million. Cyberark shares dipped 17.65 percent to $42.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million. First Republic Bank shares dropped 0.80 percent to close at $101.35 on Thursday.

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    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
    First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
    First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telecommunications services shares gained around 0.98 percent in trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: TEF), and Allot Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: ALLT).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Allot Communications to post earnings of ($0.10) per share for the quarter.

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) has had an excellent year in terms of its stock price. Seeing an increase of over 150% since its 52-week low of $28.16, it has been a stock to watch. The question now becomes harder than ever to tell if there is more room to grow. I believe this came down to one large decision, one that I find to have been made correctly.

Before I focus on that decision, I would like to focus on the company’s current market position. Due to many factors that I have outlined in a previous article, I see a highly positive outlook for the exploration and production subsector as a whole. Given that, Anadarko has made many moves in the past months that have led me to see a bright future for it.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: iShares US Basic Materials (IYM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Apogee Enterprises strongly outperforming potential performancebenchmarks like theMaterials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLB) and iShares Dow Jones US Basic Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: IYM) albeit that performance has fallen off:

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

  • [By ]

    In this environment, investors should be looking to add the banks to their portfolios. He likes Goldman Sachs (GS) and First Horizon National (FHN) , which appeared on “Mad Money” last week. He would avoid any high-yielding stock however, as they are getting increased competition from risk-free Treasuries.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related WFC Why Bank ETFs Fell On Friday Despite Decent Earnings Phil's Stock World: Funtime Friday Earnings Season Starts Today Rising Book Values and Margins of Safety (GuruFocus)
    Related C Earnings Preview: Financial Giants BAC, GS, And MS Report Q2 Results This Week Why Bank ETFs Fell On Friday Despite Decent Earnings Palo Capital, Inc. Buys Citigroup Inc, Schlumberger, NetApp Inc, Sells Citrix Systems Inc, … (GuruFocus) Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
    First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
    First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

  • [By ]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: CHS Inc(CHSCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CHS (NASDAQ:CHSCL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Est茅e Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray lifted their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Est茅e Lauder Companies in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Piper Jaffray analyst E. Murphy now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $4.43 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $4.38. Piper Jaffray has a “Buy” rating and a $152.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Est茅e Lauder Companies’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.52 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.53 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.46 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.96 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.52 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.58 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Asit Sharma]

    The Industry Focuscrew recently debuted coverage ofEst茅e Lauder (NYSE:EL), and an Ulta Beauty(NASDAQ:ULTA) shareholder wants to know:

    We hold Ulta and have watched its stock go on sale over these months, unfortunately. It was interesting that Est茅e Lauder hadn’t listed them as a competitor. I guess these companies thrive together, then. Both are staking their growth on premium products like MAC, for example. I hadn’t anticipated anything like the decline in Ulta, and I’m further surprised at its contrast with Est茅e Lauder. Can you square the market’s perspective here?

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    With this in mind, I thought I would share three companies that I recently added to my portfolio: uniform rental company Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), beauty and personal care product retailer Estee Lauder Company (NYSE:EL), and global market maker Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE). Here’s why I think they are great investments and why they made it into my portfolio.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The 20 stocks meeting those requirements are: Ralph Lauren (RL), Time Warner(TWX), Twenty-First Century Fox(FOXA), PepsiCo(PEP), Estee Lauder(EL), Tesoro(TSO), XL(XL), Ameriprise Financial,(AMP), Unum(UNM), Merck(MRK), AbbVie(ABBV), Gilead Sciences(GILD), General Dynamics(GD), Alaska Air(ALK), United Continental(UAL), Delta Air Lines(DAL), Oracle(ORCL), eBay(EBAY), Apple(AAPL), and Centurylink(CTL).

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That’s a pretty good definition of leadership, but it’s not an easy one to accomplish. However, the CEOs of Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH), General Electric (NYSE:GE), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been able to achieve this translation very well.

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    Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Teradyne Inc. (TER) are the next major semiconductor stocks to report, with financials expected after the closing bell on Tuesday, April 24.

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    Though Texas Instruments’s (TXN) automotive chip sales have been registering healthy double-digit growth for several years, COO Brian Crutcher argued at a recent Goldman Sachs conference that the industrial vertical is TI’s “best growth opportunity” going forward. “I love automotive…but…we cover over 500 end equipments or end products in industrial. And every single one of them are trying to make their systems smarter, more intelligent, transfer more data, faster. All those things need electronics,” he said.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Semiconductor veteran Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) reported first-quarter results after the closing bell on Tuesday, and ripped Wall Street’s estimates to shreds. TI’s shares surged nearly 6% higher in after-hours trading, largely erasing the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) hangover that hit the same stock a week ago.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) is set to report its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus estimates are EPS of $1.09 and $3.74 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $116.83 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $105.41, and the stock has a 52-week range of $74.16 to $119.98.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) closed out 2016 at $72.97, and Merrill Lynch has a price objective of $82.00. If you consider the 2.7% dividend yield, Merrill Lynch is calling for Texas Instruments to generate a return of 15%. What investors might want to consider is that the consensus analyst target price is $74.89, very close to the current price, but Merrill Lynch’s price objective is exactly $10 less than the most aggressive price target on Wall Street. Texas Instruments has a 52-week range of $46.73 to $75.25. RBC was also positive here on Texas Instruments and other large caps.