Bank of America ahead of the pack as rates rise

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Bank of America Corporation has had 5 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 5 sells.

However the company's price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 43.37. About 748,500 shares traded. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) has declined 9.24% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. This was up from $21.64 billion a year ago. Bank Amer Corp now has $273.84 billion valuation. The company has a market cap of $267.64 billion, a PE ratio of 15.16 and a beta of 1.25. Alliancebernstein LP holds 63.15M shares.

"I think this was a fairly strong quarter for Bank of America here", said Stephen Biggar, director of financial institutions research at Argus Research, on CNBC's "Squawk Box ". It has outperformed by 41.94% the S&P500. Therefore 66% are positive.

Like other banks that reported Thursday, Bank of America also scored a modest increase in overall loans. The rating was upgraded by Bernstein to "Buy" on Tuesday, September 1. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, May 24 by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) earned "Buy" rating by Sandler O'Neill on Wednesday, January 20. BidaskClub raised Bank of America Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, July 7th. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $24.88. The shares price has positioned 5.12% up over the past quarter while it has directed 13.92% toward a rising position throughout past six months. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 25 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 30 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Advisory Services Network Ltd Llc has 19 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Regions Finl Corp New (Call) (NYSE:RF) was reduced too.

Short interest, or the number of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted, is another metric investors use to get a pulse on sentiment. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st were given a dividend of $0.12 per share. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of BAC in report on Tuesday, August 25 with "Buy" rating. 120 funds opened positions while 577 raised stakes. 77,434 were reported by 1St Source Comml Bank. Icon Advisers Inc reported 897,710 shares stake. Hanson Doremus Investment Mgmt owns 1,692 shares or 0.02% of their U.S. portfolio. Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc reported 51 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.16, for a total transaction of $2,096,194.08. Burney holds 1,701 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested 0.5% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). Natl Invest Wi invested in 73,423 shares or 1.87% of the stock. 72,084 are owned by Centurylink Mngmt Co. Pennsylvania-based Brick Kyle has invested 0.84% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). This is a boost from Bank of America Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. Northwest Invest Counselors Limited Liability Com has 4,125 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio.

Among 44 analysts covering Nike Inc. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to "Outperform" on Tuesday, November 15. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Thursday, March 23 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Market Perform". On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was maintained by CLSA with "Outperform". The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $24.88. Company's sales growth for the past five years is valued at -5.10%, leading it to the present-day share price of $25.49. The rating was initiated by Wedbush with "Neutral" on Friday, October 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q2 2017. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.89%. It improved, as 39 investors sold MTB shares while 189 reduced holdings. Citigroup said net income rose 8 percent to $4.13 billion, or $1.42 a share. Following the transaction, the director now owns 50,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,208,000. Stevens Cap Management Lp has 0.01% invested in NetGear, Inc. Ahl Prtn Llp reported 0.04% stake. Cullen Frost Bankers, a Texas-based fund reported 495,523 shares. Two Sigma Securities Ltd Llc stated it has 437,520 shares or 2.02% of all its holdings. Duff & Phelps Inv Mgmt Company invested in 0.04% or 113,725 shares. Birinyi Associates owns 34,250 shares. Gvo Asset Limited reported 2.41% stake. See KEYW Holding Corp. Pitcairn owns 139,467 shares or 0.41% of their USA portfolio. HICKEY BRIAN E sold $324,042 worth of stock. There were 88 sold out positions, amounting to 32.45 million shares. It also upped Apollo Global Mgmt Llc (NYSE:APO) stake by 25,000 shares and now owns 250,000 shares. It also reduced Apple Inc.

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