New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) has30 percent upside potential

Analysts are weighing in on how New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.6. The stock is rated as buy by 4 analysts, with 2 outperform and 6 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 13.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.28 a share, which would compare with $0.28 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.28 and a low estimate of $0.27. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $324.35M from $285.10M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 8.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 1.12 per share, with a high estimate of $1.15 and a low estimate of $1.09. It had reported earnings per share of $1.11 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $1.43B versus 408.08M in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 7.29% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 7.44% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 14 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for NYCB is $16.57 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $20.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 30 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $15.44. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $14.50 price targets on shares of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.28 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.26. It was an earnings surprise of 7.70%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank that offer banking products and financial services in Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. The company offers various deposit products that include checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, NOW and money market accounts, and non-interest-bearing accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises one-to-four family loans; multi-family loans; commercial real estate loans; acquisition, development, and construction loans; commercial and industrial loans; home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans. The company also provides installment loans, revolving lines of credit, and insurance products, as well as cash management, online and phone banking, and ATM services. It serves small and mid-size businesses, professional associations, and government agencies, as well as consumers. The company serves its customers through a network of 227 Community Bank branches, 30 Commercial Bank branches, and 273 ATM locations. The company was formerly known as Queens County Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in November 2000. New York Community Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1859 and is based in Westbury, New York.

Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN) Stock Price Will Hit 16.58:Analyst

Analysts are weighing in on how Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.1. The stock is rated as buy by 7 analysts, with 4 outperform and 5 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 14.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.39 a share, which would compare with $0.40 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.43 and a low estimate of $0.33. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $223.78M from $237.44M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 11.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 1.53 per share, with a high estimate of $1.63 and a low estimate of $1.38. It had reported earnings per share of $1.40 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $900.22M versus 915.91M in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 10.88% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 9.30% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 12 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for RDN is $16.58 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $22.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 104 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $10.79. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $14.00 price targets on shares of Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.40 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.35. It was an earnings surprise of 14.30%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Radian Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides mortgage and real estate products and services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Mortgage Insurance, and Mortgage and Real Estate Services (Services). The Mortgage Insurance segment provides credit-related insurance coverage, principally through private mortgage insurance that protects mortgage lenders from all or a portion of default-related losses on residential mortgage loans made to home buyers, as well as facilitates the sale of these mortgage loans in the secondary mortgage market. It offers primary mortgage insurance coverage on residential first-lien mortgage loans. This segment primarily serves mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, and community banks. The Services segment provides outsourced services, information-based analytics, and specialty consulting services for buyers and sellers of, and investors in, mortgage- and real estate-related loans and securities, and other asset-backed securities. This segment offers loan review and due diligence, monitoring of mortgage servicer and loan performance, valuation and component services, real estate owned asset management services, and outsourced mortgage services. Radian Group Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI) Stock Price Will Hit 54.25:Analyst

Analysts are weighing in on how Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.3. The stock is rated as buy by 4 analysts, with 2 outperform and 3 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 9.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.61 a share, which would compare with $0.51 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.63 and a low estimate of $0.59. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $3.26B from $2.40B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 11.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 2.34 per share, with a high estimate of $2.40 and a low estimate of $2.27. It had reported earnings per share of $1.98 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $12.66B versus 10.68B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 12.20% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 8.59% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 8 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for RAI is $54.25 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $58.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 14 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $50.84. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $48.00 price targets on shares of Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE:RAI).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.51 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.48. It was an earnings surprise of 6.30%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, Santa Fe, and American Snuff segments. The RJR Tobacco segment offers cigarettes under the NEWPORT, CAMEL, PALL MALL, DORAL, MISTY, and CAPRI brands; and CAMEL Snus, a smoke-free tobacco product, as well as manages various licensed brands, including DUNHILL and STATE EXPRESS 555. The Santa Fe segment manufactures and markets cigarettes and other tobacco products under the NATURAL AMERICAN SPIRIT brand. The American Snuff segment provides smokeless tobacco products, such as moist snuff under GRIZZLY and KODIAK brand names. The company also manufactures and markets digital vapor cigarettes under the VUSE brand name; and markets nicotine replacement therapy products under the ZONNIC brand. It distributes its products primarily through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and public warehouses. Reynolds American Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Rice Energy Incorporated (RICE) Stock Price Will Hit 22.61:Analyst

Analysts are weighing in on how Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.9. The stock is rated as buy by 9 analysts, with 9 outperform and 6 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 24.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $-0.06 a share, which would compare with $0.03 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.13 and a low estimate of $-0.18. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $178.78M from $112.89M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 24.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of -0.18 per share, with a high estimate of $0.45 and a low estimate of $-0.86. It had reported earnings per share of $0.01 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $756.78M versus 502.14M in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 65.00% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 29.22% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 22 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for RICE is $22.61 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $30.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 30 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $22.99. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $16.00 price targets on shares of Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.03 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $-0.04. It was an earnings surprise of 175.00%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Rice Energy Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquid (NGL) properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. As of December 31, 2015, it held approximately 92,000 net acres in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania; and approximately 56,000 net acres in the southeastern core of the Utica Shale located in Belmont County, Ohio. The company also has operations in the Upper Devonian Shale located on Pennsylvania acreage. It had 120 net producing wells in the Marcellus Shale; 4 net producing wells in the Upper Devonian Shale; and 19 net producing wells in the Utica Shale. The company is also involved in the gathering and compression of natural gas, oil, and NGL; and the provision of water services to support well completion activities. Rice Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) has8 percent upside potential

Analysts are weighing in on how Southern Co (NYSE:SO), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a unfavorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 3.2. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 1 outperform and 14 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 11.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.69 a share, which would compare with $0.71 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.72 and a low estimate of $0.61. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $4.54B from $4.34B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 21.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 2.85 per share, with a high estimate of $2.93 and a low estimate of $2.75. It had reported earnings per share of $2.89 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $18.31B versus 17.53B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 3.25% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 6.59% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 15 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for SO is $49.73 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $55.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 8 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $51.06. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $45.00 price targets on shares of Southern Co (NYSE:SO).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.71 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.69. It was an earnings surprise of 2.90%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages generation assets, including renewable energy projects. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 31 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 13 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 16 solar facilities, 1 wind facility, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility. The company also provides digital wireless communications services with various communication options, including push to talk, cellular service, text messaging, wireless Internet access, and wireless data; and wholesale fiber optic solutions to telecommunication providers in the Southeast. The Southern Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA) Stock Price Will Hit 31.84:Analyst

Analysts are weighing in on how Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA)  , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.4. The stock is rated as buy by 5 analysts, with 1 outperform and 7 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 11.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.56 a share, which would compare with $0.59 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.66 and a low estimate of $0.44. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $422.29M from $417.70M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 12.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 2.42 per share, with a high estimate of $3.11 and a low estimate of $2.01. It had reported earnings per share of $2.22 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $1.71B versus 1.70B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 12.90% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 15.16% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 10 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for STRZA is $31.84 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $47.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 60 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $29.33. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $25.00 price targets on shares of Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA)  .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.59 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.66. It was an earnings surprise of -10.60%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Starz, through its subsidiaries, operates as a media and entertainment company worldwide. The company operates through Starz Networks and Starz Distribution segments. It provides premium subscription video programming to cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and online video providers. The company also develops, produces, acquires, and distributes entertainment content. Its flagship networks are STARZ and ENCORE, which are available for subscription in approximately 113 million U.S. multichannel video and broadband-only households, as well as serves 55.8 million subscribers. The companys network, MOVIEPLEX, offers a variety of art house, independent films, and classic movie library content. It also distributes DVDs under the ANCHOR BAY brand; and acquires and licenses various titles from third parties and also develops and produces certain of its content. In addition, the company distributes content on pay-per-view, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, electronic sell-through, and other digital formats; and movies, television series, documentaries, childrens programming, and other video content. Starz was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) Stock Price Will Hit 28.63:Analyst

Analysts are weighing in on how Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.9. The stock is rated as buy by 11 analysts, with 3 outperform and 2 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 12.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.55 a share, which would compare with $0.22 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.59 and a low estimate of $0.50. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $2.03B from $2.01B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 14.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 1.94 per share, with a high estimate of $2.64 and a low estimate of $1.55. It had reported earnings per share of $0.73 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $7.83B versus 7.59B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 51.08% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 3.54% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 16 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for STLD is $28.63 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $33.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 29 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $25.56. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $24.00 price targets on shares of Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.22 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.22. It was an earnings surprise of 0.00%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Steel Dynamics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells steel products; processes and sells recycled ferrous and nonferrous metals; and fabricates and sells steel joist and deck products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Steel Operations, Metals Recycling Operations, and Steel Fabrication Operations segments. The Steel Operations segment provides a range of sheet steel products, such as hot roll, cold roll, and coated steel products; structural steel beams and pilings to construction market; various rail products for the railroad industry; rounds, round-cornered squares, and round engineered bars; angles, merchant rounds, flats and channels, and reinforcing bar; and beams, channels, and specialty steel sections. This segment offers its products for automotive, construction, manufacturing, transportation, heavy and agriculture equipment, and pipe and tube markets. The Metals Recycling Operations segment is involved in the purchase, process, and resale of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals into reusable forms and grades. Its ferrous products include heavy melting steel, busheling, bundled scrap, shredded scrap, steel turnings, and cast iron products; and nonferrous products comprise aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, and other nonferrous metals. This segment also provides transportation logistics, management, marketing, brokerage, and consulting services related to the scrap industry. The Steel Fabrication Operations segment produces steel building components comprising steel joists, girders, trusses, and steel decks primarily for the non-residential construction industry. The company also produces pig and hot briquetted iron; and iron nugget products that are used in electric arc furnace steel mills. Steel Dynamics, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) Stock Price Will Hit 44.96:Analyst

Analysts are weighing in on how SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.4. The stock is rated as buy by 8 analysts, with 7 outperform and 17 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 29.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.88 a share, which would compare with $0.89 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.93 and a low estimate of $0.85. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $2.14B from $2.08B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 30.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 3.49 per share, with a high estimate of $3.60 and a low estimate of $3.33. It had reported earnings per share of $3.58 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $8.52B versus 8.17B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 1.50% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 8.20% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 27 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for STI is $44.96 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $52.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 20 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $43.21. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $40.00 price targets on shares of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.89 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.81. It was an earnings surprise of 9.90%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, and institutions in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment offers deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto loans, student loans, bank cards, and other lending products, as well as various services. This segment also provides wealth management products and professional services, including brokerage, professional investment management, and trust services; and family office solutions. The Wholesale Banking segment offers corporate and investment banking solutions, such as advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management, as well as lease financing solutions; cash management services, auto dealer financing, and corporate insurance premium financing solutions; and construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also provides treasury and payment solutions, including operating various electronic and paper payment types, such as card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and offers clients to manage their accounts online. The Mortgage Banking segment offers residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 1,401 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

How high can American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) stock go’ Analysts hold 75.00

Analysts are weighing in on how American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.1. The stock is rated as buy by 6 analysts, with 7 outperform and 9 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 21.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $1.02 a share, which would compare with $1.39 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $1.25 and a low estimate of $0.71. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $13.11B from $15.64B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 21.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 4.01 per share, with a high estimate of $4.53 and a low estimate of $3.45. It had reported earnings per share of $2.19 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $51.43B versus 58.33B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 16.47% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 9.30% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 17 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for AIG is $63.35 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $75.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 37 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $54.71. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $53.00 price targets on shares of American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $1.39 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $1.22. It was an earnings surprise of 13.90%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance. The companys Commercial Insurance segment offers general liability, commercial automobile liability, workers compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management causality insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance products; aerospace, environmental, political risk, trade credit, surety, and marine insurance products; various insurance products for small and medium sized enterprises; and professional liability insurance products. It also provides mortgage guaranty insurance; stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and terminal funding annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent retail and wholesale brokers, agency network, specialized marketing and consulting firms, and structured settlement brokers. Its Consumer Insurance segment offers retirement products, such as fixed annuities, and immediate and deferred income annuities; variable and fixed index annuities; and mutual funds, and plan administrative and compliance services. This segments products also include term and whole life, cancer, and critical illness insurance products; personal accident and supplemental health products; travel insurance products and services; automobile and homeowners, and extended warranty insurance; and identity theft and credit card protection products. It sells its products through agents, direct marketing, independent marketing organizations, financial advisors, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in New York, New York.

How high can BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) stock go’ Analysts hold 45.00

Analysts are weighing in on how BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.3. The stock is rated as buy by 10 analysts, with 8 outperform and 13 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 27.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.66 a share, which would compare with $0.62 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.71 and a low estimate of $0.62. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $2.73B from $2.37B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 29.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 2.79 per share, with a high estimate of $2.97 and a low estimate of $2.62. It had reported earnings per share of $2.59 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $10.83B versus 9.76B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 6.86% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 8.20% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 27 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for BBT is $38.32 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $45.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 22 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $36.95. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $34.00 price targets on shares of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.62 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.69. It was an earnings surprise of -10.10%percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. It operates in six segments: Community Banking, Residential Mortgage Banking, Dealer Financial Services, Specialized Lending, Insurance Services, and Financial Services. The companys deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial, financial and agricultural, real estate construction and land development, real estate mortgage, and consumer loans. The company also provides asset management, automobile lending, bankcard lending, consumer finance, home equity and mortgage lending, insurance, investment brokerage, mobile/online banking, payment, sales finance, small business lending, and wealth management/private banking services. In addition, it offers association, capital markets, institutional trust, insurance premium finance, international banking, leasing, merchant, mortgage warehouse lending, private equity investments, real estate lending, and supply chain management services. Further, the company provides retail brokerage, equity and debt underwriting, investment advice, corporate finance, and equity research services, as well as facilitates the origination, trading, and distribution of fixed-income securities and equity products. As of April 4, 2016, it operated approximately 2,265 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.