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East West Bancorp - EWBC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$74.99
+1.09 (+1.47%)
(As of 08/11/2022 10:57 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$74.63
$75.32
50-Day Range
$61.89
$74.42
52-Week Range
$61.65
$93.51
Volume
2,171 shs
Average Volume
718,718 shs
Market Capitalization
$10.57 billion
P/E Ratio
11.43
Dividend Yield
2.28%
Price Target
$88.63

East West Bancorp MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.83 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
20.4% Upside
$89.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.41% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.87mentions of East West Bancorp in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.15%
From $7.79 to $8.97 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.15 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

19th out of 906 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

8th out of 185 stocks

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About East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) Stock

East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for East West Bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to businesses and individuals. It operates through three segments: Consumer and Business Banking, Commercial Banking, and Other. The company accepts various deposit products, such as personal and business checking and savings accounts, money market, and time deposits. Its loan products include mortgage and home equity, commercial and residential real estate, working capital lines of credit, construction, trade finance, letters of credit, commercial business, affordable housing loans, asset-based lending, asset-backed finance, project finance, and equipment financing, as well as financing services to clients needing a financial bridge to facilitate their business transactions between the United States and China. The company also provides various wealth management, treasury management, foreign exchange, and interest rate and commodity risk hedging services; and mobile and online banking services. As of January 27, 2022, it operated approximately 120 locations in the United States and China; full-service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou, and Shenzhen; and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei, and Xiamen. East West Bancorp, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

East West Bancorp Trading Up 5.4 %

NASDAQ:EWBC traded up $3.81 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $73.90. 825,318 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 997,090. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.27, a P/E/G ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06. East West Bancorp has a 12-month low of $61.65 and a 12-month high of $93.51. The firm's fifty day moving average is $68.15 and its 200-day moving average is $75.37.

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC - Get Rating) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.13. East West Bancorp had a return on equity of 16.45% and a net margin of 45.32%. The firm had revenue of $551.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $525.37 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.57 EPS. The firm's revenue was up 23.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts predict that East West Bancorp will post 7.79 EPS for the current year.

East West Bancorp Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 29th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.17%. East West Bancorp's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 24.39%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of equities analysts have commented on EWBC shares. Piper Sandler boosted their price objective on East West Bancorp to $74.00 in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Truist Financial cut their price objective on shares of East West Bancorp from $100.00 to $80.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Wells Fargo & Company increased their price target on shares of East West Bancorp from $95.00 to $100.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a report on Friday, April 22nd. Wedbush boosted their price objective on shares of East West Bancorp to $80.00 in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group decreased their price objective on East West Bancorp from $102.00 to $79.00 in a report on Monday, July 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $88.63.

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EWBC Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/16 Dividend
4/29/2022
Dividend Payable
5/16/2022
Last Earnings
7/21/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/15 Dividend
7/29/2022
Today
8/11/2022
Dividend Payable
8/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
State commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Regional Banks
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:EWBC
CUSIP
27579R10
Employees
3,100
Year Founded
1998

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$89.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$115.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$74.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+18.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.83
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$872.98 million
Pretax Margin
57.39%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.90 billion
Cash Flow
$8.02 per share
Book Value
$39.81 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
141,119,000
Market Cap
$10.57 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.53

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Dominic Ng (Age 63)
    Chairman, Pres & CEO
    Comp: $3.58M
  • Ms. Irene H. Oh (Age 44)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.34M
  • Mr. Parker L. Shi (Age 52)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $1.46M
  • Mr. Douglas Paul Krause Sr. (Age 65)
    Vice Chairman & Chief Corp. Officer
    Comp: $1.15M
  • Mr. Yi Huang (Age 57)
    Exec. VP & Head of Commercial Banking
    Comp: $1.21M
  • Julianna Balicka
    Head of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Lisa L. Kim Esq. (Age 57)
    Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. Gary Teo (Age 49)
    Sr. VP & Head of HR
  • Mr. Bennett Pozil (Age 60)
    Head of Corp. Banking - East West Bank and Exec. VP of East West Bank
  • Mr. Robert Lo (Age 57)
    Head of Commercial Real Estate Banking - East West Bank and Exec. VP of East West Bank













EWBC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell East West Bancorp stock right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for East West Bancorp in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" EWBC shares.
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What is East West Bancorp's stock price forecast for 2022?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for East West Bancorp's shares. Their EWBC share price forecasts range from $74.00 to $115.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $89.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have EWBC shares performed in 2022?

East West Bancorp's stock was trading at $78.68 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, EWBC shares have decreased by 6.1% and is now trading at $73.90.
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When is East West Bancorp's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 20th 2022.
View our EWBC earnings forecast
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How were East West Bancorp's earnings last quarter?

East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.68 by $0.13. The financial services provider had revenue of $551 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $525.37 million. East West Bancorp had a net margin of 45.32% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.45%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 23.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.57 earnings per share.

How often does East West Bancorp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for East West Bancorp?

East West Bancorp declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Monday, August 15th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 29th.
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Is East West Bancorp a good dividend stock?

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.28%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 24.39%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, EWBC will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.84% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for EWBC.

What is Dominic Ng's approval rating as East West Bancorp's CEO?

163 employees have rated East West Bancorp Chief Executive Officer Dominic Ng on Glassdoor.com. Dominic Ng has an approval rating of 86% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of East West Bancorp own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other East West Bancorp investors own include Energy Transfer (ET), Alibaba Group (BABA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Pfizer (PFE), Applied Materials (AMAT), Lam Research (LRCX), Boeing (BA), Citigroup (C), NVIDIA (NVDA) and AT&T (T).

What is East West Bancorp's stock symbol?

East West Bancorp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "EWBC."

Who are East West Bancorp's major shareholders?

East West Bancorp's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Handelsbanken Fonder AB (1.44%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.03%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.82%), Lazard Asset Management LLC (0.73%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.50%) and Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.37%). Insiders that own company stock include Andy Yen, Catherine Zhou, Dominic Ng, Douglas Paul Krause, Herman Y Li, Irene H Oh, Iris S Chan, Jack C Liu, Jack C Liu, Molly Campbell, Paul H Irving and Rudolph Estrada.
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How do I buy shares of East West Bancorp?

Shares of EWBC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is East West Bancorp's stock price today?

One share of EWBC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $73.90.

How much money does East West Bancorp make?

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) has a market capitalization of $10.51 billion and generates $1.90 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $872.98 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.56 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does East West Bancorp have?

The company employs 3,100 workers across the globe.

When was East West Bancorp founded?

East West Bancorp was founded in 1998.

How can I contact East West Bancorp?

East West Bancorp's mailing address is 135 N. LOS ROBLES AVE. 7TH FLOOR, PASADENA CA, 91101. The official website for the company is www.eastwestbank.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (626) 768-6000, via email at investorrelations@eastwestbank.com, or via fax at 302-655-5049.

This page (NASDAQ:EWBC) was last updated on 8/11/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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