Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Has Lowered East West Bancorp (EWBC) Holding; Frontier Communications (FTR) Had 3 Bullish Analysts

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc decreased East West Bancorp Inc (EWBC) stake by 1.69% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc sold 6,532 shares as East West Bancorp Inc (EWBC)’s stock rose 1.19%. The Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc holds 379,056 shares with $22.66 million value, down from 385,588 last quarter. East West Bancorp Inc now has $9.85 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $68.17. About 781,247 shares traded. East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) has risen 46.25% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.55% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR), 3 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 16% are positive. Frontier Communications had 39 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Outperform”. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, November 20. The stock of Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by Wells Fargo. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, July 18 report. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Monday, July 11 with “Underperform”. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, November 2. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Friday, November 10 report. See Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) latest ratings:

15/12/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight New Target: $7 Initiates Coverage On
20/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $8.0 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
09/11/2017 Broker: Gabelli Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
02/11/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $9.0 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $8.0 Downgrade
01/11/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral Old Target: $15 New Target: $13 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $14.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $17 New Target: $15 Maintain
17/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $16.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold EWBC shares while 116 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 124.37 million shares or 0.88% more from 123.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Federated Incorporated Pa has invested 0.11% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Cookson Peirce And Incorporated has invested 0.23% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). 5,566 are held by Counselors Of Maryland Ltd. Westwood Group invested in 0.03% or 53,900 shares. Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mgmt accumulated 45,688 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Blair William Com Il accumulated 24,567 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Pinebridge Invests Limited Partnership reported 253,774 shares. Charter Tru Co reported 18,578 shares stake. Etrade Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co owns 0.01% invested in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) for 4,486 shares. Asset Mgmt One accumulated 255,868 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj And Bk reported 0.03% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Quantitative Investment Mngmt Lc holds 9,200 shares. Hanseatic Management Svcs Incorporated reported 109 shares stake. Bbr Ltd accumulated 4,643 shares. Rafferty Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC).

Among 14 analysts covering East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. East West Bancorp Inc. has $74.0 highest and $41 lowest target. $62.85’s average target is -7.80% below currents $68.17 stock price. East West Bancorp Inc. had 41 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets upgraded East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) on Thursday, January 14 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 25 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, October 23. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, April 28 to “Market Perform”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 7. Deutsche Bank maintained East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) rating on Wednesday, February 24. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $41 target. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5700 target in Monday, July 24 report. The stock of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, November 28. Raymond James downgraded East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) on Thursday, March 16 to “Underperform” rating.

Analysts await East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, up 19.74% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.76 per share. EWBC’s profit will be $131.53M for 18.73 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.89 actual earnings per share reported by East West Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.25% EPS growth.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.02 million activity. KRAUSE DOUGLAS PAUL sold $306,286 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) on Tuesday, December 19. The insider Estrada Rudolph sold $107,239. On Tuesday, October 24 the insider LI HERMAN Y sold $610,000.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.44, from 0.44 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 268 investors sold Frontier Communications Corporation shares while 8 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 933,008 shares or 99.87% less from 713.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 815 are owned by Focused Wealth Mngmt. 859 were accumulated by Fire Grp Inc Inc. Meridian Invest Counsel Inc reported 518,548 shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. Vantage Advsrs Ltd Com reported 0.01% stake. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited invested in 8 shares. Jnba Finance Advsrs reported 10 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Shell Asset Mgmt Co has 156,794 shares. Td Capital Management Lc reported 22 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owns 148,084 shares. Camelot Portfolios Ltd Llc holds 105,739 shares.