Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) Under Analyst Spotlight

Regions Financial Corp

Regions Financial Corp

Fulton Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FULT)'s stock had its "hold" rating reissued by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Street analysts have the ability to employ multiple metrics to help calculate target price estimates. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sector Perform" rating and $66 target in Friday, October 23 report. According to the most recently released broker notes, 0 analysts have a rating of "strong buy" on the stock, 0 analysts "buy", 3 analysts "neutral", 0 analysts "sell" and 0 analysts "strong sell". Finally, Stephens downgraded Regions Financial Corp from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 1st.

The share price of the company (NASDAQ:HAFC) was down -1.06%, with a high of 28.70 during the day and the volume of Hanmi Financial Corporation shares traded was 184131. The company's 50 day moving average price is $18.06 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.62.

If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, RF earned gross profit of 0, in 2015 0 gross profit, while in 2016 Regions Financial Corporation (RF) produced 0 profit. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.39 and a beta of 0.80.

First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The Q2 2017 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$0.24 per share.

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Shares of First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) opened at 38.29 on Tuesday. The company earned $183.15 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $184.36 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.02. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 10th were paid a $0.065 dividend. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.54%. Fulton Financial Corp had a return on equity of 7.67% and a net margin of 20.37%.

In related news, CEO Dennis J. Gilmore sold 100,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 23rd. Its revenue totaled $67.58 million up 0.03% from the previous quarter. If you are viewing this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $13.50. Also, EVP Brett D. Couch sold 65,848 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 26th. FBR & Co upped their price objective on shares of Hanmi Financial Corp from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.75% of the company's stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in THFF. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 14,429 shares of the bank's stock valued at $380,000 after buying an additional 87 shares during the period. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 240,659 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,523,247.76. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 39,880 shares of the bank's stock valued at $1,051,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of First Financial Corporation Indiana by 2.1% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,053 shares of the bank's stock worth $160,000 after buying an additional 595 shares during the period.

Regions Financial Corporation (RF) lost -4.65% to reach $13.34 in the previous trading session.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "First American Financial Corp (FAF) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" was reported by Chaffey Breeze and is the property of of Chaffey Breeze.

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