Featured Stock for Investors: SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)

Finally, Barclays PLC raised their price target on SunTrust Banks from $49.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Insiders own 15.73% of the company shares.

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock.

Now the P/E of SunTrust Banks, Inc. stands at 14.86. It is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter's book value per share. HL Financial Services LLC increased its stake in shares of SunTrust Banks by 3.4% in the third quarter. This is built on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Conning Inc. increased its stake in shares of SunTrust Banks by 0.7% in the third quarter. Growth in EPS is an important measure of management performance because it shows how much money the company is making for it's shareholders, not only due to changes in profit, but also after all the effects of issuance of new shares (this is especially important when the growth comes as a result of acquisition). Capital Management Corp VA now owns 8,089 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $354,000 after buying an additional 76 shares in the last quarter. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$61.69 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$37.71.

Shares of PPG Industries, Inc. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 2.98 and the short float is around of 2.17%. After a recent look, shares have been seen 11.20% from the 200-day moving average, and -2.86% from the 50-day moving average. The company has market cap of $27.62 billion.

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SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 30.8 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -1.3 percent. Suntrust Banks Inc. had 51 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company had revenue of $2.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.21 billion. During the same quarter past year, the business posted $0.91 earnings per share. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter past year.

Research analysts at FIG Partners raised their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for shares of SunTrust Banks in a research report issued on Monday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Chevy Chase Tru Hldgs Inc invested 0.12% of its portfolio in SunTrust Banks, Inc. If you are viewing this news story on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. The performance for Year to Date (YTD) is 8.85%.Analysts mean Recommendation on a stock is noted at 2.40.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on STI shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of SunTrust Banks in a research note on Friday, January 20th. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 2 think it is Overweight. Zacks Investment Research downgraded SunTrust Banks from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company's stock.

In related news, SVP Thomas E. Panther sold 1,200 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 16th. The price-to-book ratio is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. Insiders own 0.30% of the company shares. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.83, for a total transaction of $45,291.31. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 19,122 shares in the company, valued at $988,416.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Maryland-based Court Place Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.28% in SunTrust Banks, Inc. Through its principal subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company offers a line of financial services for consumers and businesses, including deposit, credit, mortgage banking, and trust and investment services.

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