$1.08 EPS Expected for East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC)

June 20, 2018 - By Mona Holcomb

East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.21, from 1.22 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 28 investors sold East West Bancorp, Inc. shares while 136 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 119 raised stakes. 122.89 million shares or 0.92% less from 124.03 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Us Bancorp De holds 0% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) or 11,621 shares. Blair William Il holds 0.01% or 17,259 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Llc accumulated 0.11% or 72,599 shares. The Alabama-based Mesirow has invested 0.11% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Schroder Invest Grp Incorporated has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Cibc Asset Mngmt reported 0% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Westover Capital Advisors Ltd Company invested in 8,297 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Company holds 66,195 shares. 243,850 were accumulated by Sit Associate. Ohio-based Victory Capital Inc has invested 0.17% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Bogle Inv Mgmt Lp De has invested 0.21% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Andra Ap holds 0.11% or 68,600 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has 96,344 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Signature Estate Invest Advisors Limited Liability Company invested 0.13% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Community Finance Service Group Inc Ltd Com stated it has 3.06% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC).

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 31 selling transactions for $9.69 million activity. CAMPBELL MOLLY also sold $27,971 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) shares. 1,075 shares were sold by LIU JACK C, worth $70,928 on Monday, April 23. On Wednesday, June 6 the insider Oh Irene H sold $364,948. $133,378 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) was sold by Chan Iris S on Friday, February 2. KRAUSE DOUGLAS PAUL also sold $348,262 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) shares.

Analysts expect East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) to report $1.08 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.27 EPS change or 33.33 % from last quarter’s $0.81 EPS. EWBC’s profit would be $156.47 million giving it 16.25 P/E if the $1.08 EPS is correct. After having $1.13 EPS previously, East West Bancorp, Inc.’s analysts see -4.42 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $70.19. About 556,405 shares traded. East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) has risen 26.77% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.20% the S&P500.

East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. East West Bancorp had 21 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, February 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 2. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 8 report. As per Monday, February 26, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, April 24 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of EWBC in report on Thursday, April 19 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) rating on Wednesday, January 31. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $70 target.

East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for East West Bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals. The company has market cap of $10.17 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Other. It has a 19.55 P/E ratio. It offers various deposit products comprising personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelersÂ’ checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services.

East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) Institutional Positions Chart

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