$0.11 EPS Expected for Ampco-Pittsburgh (AP); 9 Bullish Analysts Covering Regions Financial (RF)

February 20, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Among 34 analysts covering Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF), 9 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Regions Financial Corp had 108 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, November 8, the company rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned “Hold” rating by Rafferty on Thursday, April 20. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 9 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by Susquehanna. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $15.0 target in Thursday, September 7 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Tuesday, December 12. Evercore downgraded Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) on Wednesday, April 19 to “In-Line” rating. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the shares of RF in report on Monday, January 22 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, August 31 by Raymond James. Morgan Stanley maintained Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) rating on Friday, February 2. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $21 target. See Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) latest ratings:

02/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $20 New Target: $21 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $20.0
22/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy Upgrade
21/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $18.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $18.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0
08/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $20.0 Maintain

Analysts expect Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) to report $0.11 EPS on March, 13.They anticipate $1.07 EPS change or 111.46% from last quarter’s $-0.96 EPS. AP’s profit would be $1.36M giving it 25.00 P/E if the $0.11 EPS is correct. After having $-0.18 EPS previously, Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation’s analysts see -161.11% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.33% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $11. About 60,488 shares traded or 91.12% up from the average. Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) has risen 14.29% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.41% the S&P500.

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells custom designed engineering products to commercial and industrial users worldwide. The company has market cap of $135.98 million. It operates in two divisions, Forged and Cast Engineered Products, and Air and Liquid Processing. It currently has negative earnings. The Forged and Cast Engineered Products segment produces forged hardened steel rolls that are used in cold rolling by producers of steel, aluminum, and other metals; ingot and open die forged products for use in the gas and oil, and the aluminum and plastic extrusion industries; and cast rolls for hot and cold strip mills, medium/heavy section mills, and plate mills in various iron and steel qualities.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.26, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 4 investors sold Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation shares while 19 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 7.11 million shares or 2.49% more from 6.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag accumulated 9,021 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Llc has 28,608 shares. Dimensional Fund Lp holds 633,265 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Street invested in 0% or 129,358 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% or 10,166 shares in its portfolio. First Interstate Financial Bank has 600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd accumulated 23,042 shares or 0% of the stock. Fairfax Holding Can owns 135,000 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Comm The has 0% invested in Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) for 9,407 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has 0% invested in Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) for 8,800 shares. Philadelphia Trust Co, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 162,275 shares. Legal & General Grp Inc Public Limited has invested 0% in Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP). Rbf Cap Ltd accumulated 50,656 shares. California Employees Retirement Systems owns 0% invested in Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE:AP) for 42,000 shares. Northern Corp reported 104,283 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $329,784 activity. Shares for $17,209 were sold by Louis Berkman Investment CO.

The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $19.45. About 7.87M shares traded. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has risen 48.79% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.09% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 61 investors sold Regions Financial Corporation shares while 185 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 848.03 million shares or 4.66% less from 889.52 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 100,000 were accumulated by Arrowmark Colorado Lc. Gulf Bancorporation (Uk), a United Kingdom-based fund reported 390,767 shares. Thomas White Ltd, Illinois-based fund reported 104,853 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And Incorporated stated it has 10,359 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Dreman Value L L C reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Limited accumulated 0.02% or 91,517 shares. Sun Life Inc holds 0.01% or 8,784 shares in its portfolio. Zeke Capital Advisors Limited Liability Corp stated it has 23,070 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Highlander Capital Management Ltd Liability Co reported 0.26% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Woodmont Invest Counsel Limited Co reported 0.05% stake. Rwc Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership holds 765,481 shares. Asset Mngmt invested in 0.05% or 107,066 shares. Greenleaf invested 0% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Seabridge Advsrs has invested 1.76% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF).

Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $22.06 billion. The Company’s Corporate Bank segment offers commercial banking services, such as commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and investor real estate lending, as well as equipment lease financing services and corresponding deposits. It has a 19.35 P/E ratio. This segment serves corporate, middle market, and commercial real estate developers and investors.

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