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East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: EWBC) On Thursday – Up 42.01% From The Lows, What To Expect Moving Forward?

East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC)’s traded shares stood at 3.0 million during the last session, with the company’s beta value hitting 1.45. At the close of trading, the stock’s price was $58.39, to imply an increase of 2.94% or $1.67 in intraday trading. The EWBC share’s 52-week high remains $85.32, putting it -46.12% down since that peak but still an impressive 42.01% since price per share fell to its 52-week low of $33.86. The company has a valuation of $8.77B, with an average of 3.05 million shares in intraday trading volume over the past 10 days and average of 1.22 million shares over the past 3 months.

Analysts have given a consensus recommendation of an Overweight for East West Bancorp Inc. (EWBC), translating to a mean rating of 1.90. Of 12 analyst(s) looking at the stock, 0 analyst(s) give EWBC a Sell rating. 0 of those analysts rate the stock as Overweight while 4 advise Hold as 8 recommend it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) have given it an Underweight rating. Estimates put the company’s current-quarter earnings per share at $2.23.

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East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) trade information

After registering a 2.94% upside in the last session, East West Bancorp Inc. (EWBC) has traded red over the past five days. The stock hit a weekly high of 65.13 this Thursday, 03/16/23, jumping 2.94% in its intraday price action. The 5-day price performance for the stock is -12.58%, and -24.97% over 30 days. With these gigs, the year-to-date price performance is -11.40%. Short interest in East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) saw shorts transact 2.21 million shares and set a 2.65 days time to cover.

Analysts on Wall Street suggest a consensus price target of $82.36, implying an increase of 29.1% to the stock’s current value. The extremes give us $63.00 and $93.00 for target low and target high price respectively. As such, EWBC has been trading -59.27% off suggested target high and -7.9% from its likely low.

East West Bancorp Inc. (EWBC) estimates and forecasts

Looking at statistics comparing East West Bancorp Inc. share performance against respective industry, we note that the company has outperformed competitors. East West Bancorp Inc. (EWBC) shares are -20.44% down over the last 6 months, with its year-to-date growth rate higher than industry average at 15.15% against 4.10%. Revenue is forecast to grow 34.30% this quarter before jumping 24.90% for the next one. The rating firms project that company’s revenue will grow 21.90% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue forecast for the current quarter as set by 7 analysts is $608.2 million. Meanwhile, for the quarter ending Jun 2023, a total of 7 analyst(s) estimate revenue growth to $619.71 million.Earnings reports from the last fiscal year show that sales brought in $415.61 million and $472.95 million respectively in the corresponding quarters. In this case, analysts estimate current quarter sales to rise 46.30% before jumping 31.00% in the following quarter.

An assessment of the company’s 5-year growth patterns shows that annual earnings grew an estimated 16.10% for the past 5-year period. While 2023 is set for a 29.80% return in earnings, projections for the next 5 years are at 8.00% annually.

EWBC Dividends

East West Bancorp Inc. has its next earnings report out between April 19 and April 24. However, it is important to take into account that this dividend yield ratio is just an indicator to only serve the purpose of guidance. Investors interested to invest in the stock should ponder company’s other fundamental and operations related aspects too. East West Bancorp Inc. has a forward dividend ratio of 1.92, with the share yield ticking at 3.29% to continue the rising pattern observed over the past year. The company’s average dividend yield trailing the past 5-year period is 0.00%.

East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC)’s Major holders

East West Bancorp Inc. insiders hold 0.82% of total outstanding shares, with institutional holders owning 90.77% of the shares at 91.52% float percentage. In total, 90.77% institutions holds shares in the company, led by Vanguard Group, Inc. (The). As of Sep 29, 2022, the company held over 14.09 million shares (or 10.00% of shares), all amounting to roughly $945.98 million.

The next major institution holding the largest number of shares is Blackrock Inc. with 12.31 million shares, or about 8.73% of shares outstanding. As of the market price on Sep 29, 2022, these shares were worth $826.29 million.

We also have American Balanced Fund and iShares Core S&P Midcap ETF as the top two Mutual Funds with the largest holdings of the East West Bancorp Inc. (EWBC) shares. Going by data provided on Dec 30, 2022, American Balanced Fund holds roughly 4.92 million shares. This is just over 3.49% of the total shares, with a market valuation of $324.17 million. Data from the same date shows that the other fund manager holds a little less at 4.35 million, or 3.09% of the shares, all valued at about 286.73 million.

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