By Ian Ritter
Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) and General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP), the country’s two biggest mall owners, are getting understandably tired of stores in their properties closing and of the subsequent vacancies. So they couldn’t have been thrilled when Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO), a large teen-apparel retailer based primarily in malls, filed for bankruptcy in May.
Simon and GGP decided to get a little creative. In a surprising and proactive move, the two REITs recently purchased Aeropostale, along with a few other secondary buyers.
The club deal cost $243.3 million and the purchasing group includes a more experienced retail operator to oversee the day-to-day of the 400 (out of 623) stores expected to remain open. About 200 of those will be in Simon and GGP’s own malls, while the others will be in centers owned by other retail real estate landlords.
This Is Unprecedented
Ailing retailers often sell their real estate back to shopping-center operators. So far, The Bon-Ton Stores, Sears and others have sold the shells of their many stores, while Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) and Macy’s (NYSE:M) have been encouraged by investors to do so as well. This works because larger retailers, such as department and discount stores, have traditionally owned their own real estate, even though it might technically be on shopping-center property.
Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)
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In letters delivered Sunday, Israel says the migrants have 60 days to accept the offer to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket. Those who don't by Apr. 1 will be incarcerated indefinitely.
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Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 23rd, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 28th will be paid a dividend of 1.036 per share by the bank on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $4.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.63%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 27th.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) and Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America (NYSE:BLX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
- [By Logan Wallace]
A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE: CM) recently:
6/6/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a C$130.00 price target on the stock, up previously from C$125.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was downgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. They now have a C$124.00 price target on the stock, down previously from C$136.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Scotiabank from C$131.00 to C$127.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from C$141.00 to C$135.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was given a new C$140.00 price target on by analysts at Eight Capital. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from C$133.00 to C$138.00.
CM traded up C$0.59 on Wednesday, reaching C$115.86. 987,570 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,290,708. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a fifty-two week low of C$103.84 and a fifty-two week high of C$124.37.
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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET
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Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)
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Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2019: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its target price lowered by equities research analysts at Shore Capital from GBX 721 ($9.60) to GBX 625 ($8.32) in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Shore Capital’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 14.71% from the company’s previous close.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its price target dropped by equities research analysts at Citigroup from GBX 810 ($10.78) to GBX 800 ($10.65) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s price target points to a potential upside of 9.59% from the stock’s previous close.
Top 10 Bank Stocks For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
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The US financial sector has been on a solid run of late. Over the last 12 months the S&P 500 Financials Sector has returned 18.9% relative to the S&P 500 Index of 17.9%. Many analysts have formed the view that with the potential for higher market interest rates, this sector has a long runway ahead. So with this in mind I thought that it would be a good time to update my estimates of the intrinsic value of the 3 major diversified banks. Over a series of 4 articles I will value JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). In this first article I will set the scene by reviewing the performance of the 3 banks over the last 10 years and compare their current performance to the Sector.
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And Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) will report its fourth-quarter results before Fridays opening bell too. The consensus estimates are EPS of $1.07 and revenue of $22.3 billion. Shares closed most recently at $62.75, in a 52-week range of $49.27 to $63.05. The consensus price target is $61.74.
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Cramer was disappointed with Wells Fargo’s (WFC) results.
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