STI stock: buy or sell?

STI stock price: $70.13 1.26% At close on December 6th, 2019

Updated on:
December 6th, 2019


Shares of SunTrust Banks closed on December at $70.13 and grew a good 1.26%. December was the third climbing day in a row, marking 1.79%.

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.

Should I buy STI stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with SunTrust Banks stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean STI will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is SunTrust Banks stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for STI stock for the last 30 days.

STI stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of SunTrust Banks grew a good 1.26% and closed at $70.13.

SunTrust Banks shares grew 1.26% to $70.13 on December. Since August when STI stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $10.37 (17.35%).

STI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

SunTrust Banks shares declined -1.00% early December, ending at $70.13.

SunTrust Banks stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, STI might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Late August 2019 STI price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Late May 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 16.17%.

STI stock chart (weekly)

STI stock price history

STI stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $0.001. Since then, STI stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in STI stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

STI stock historical price chart

STI stock reached 52-week highs on November at $71.66, and all-time highs 2018-09-05 with a price of 71.7.

STI stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' STI stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for SunTrust Banks stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since April, when SunTrust Banks published its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
STI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a beatiful gain of 3.75% to $9,213.00 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, similarly, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) gained a 4.52% to 30.12%.

SunTrust Banks fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, SunTrust Banks TTM sales up to March 2019 were $9,304.00 and income $2,712.00 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem SunTrust Banks business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed steady a tiny 0.99%. Regarding profit margin, SunTrust Banks remained steady -0.97% to 30.12%

STI annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$7,967 M-$1,774 M22.3%-
2015$7,961 M-0.08%$1,933 M24.3%8.96%
2016$8,538 M7.25%$1,878 M22.0%-2.85%
2017$8,880 M4.01%$2,273 M25.6%21.03%
2018$9,213 M3.75%$2,775 M30.1%22.09%
TTM $9,304 M0.99%$2,712 M29.1%-2.27%

Quarterly financial results

SunTrust Banks reported $2,328.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -1.56% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $580.00 M with a profit margin of 24.91%. Profit margin depreciated a -2.91% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 27.82%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, SunTrust Banks sales marked a decent growth and stepped up a 4.07%.
STI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q4$2,161 M-$740 M34.2%-
2018-Q1$2,237 M3.52%$643 M28.7%-13.11%
2018-Q2$2,317 M3.58%$722 M31.2%12.29%
2018-Q3$2,294 M-0.99%$752 M32.8%4.16%
2018-Q4$2,365 M3.10%$658 M27.8%-12.50%
2019-Q1$2,328 M-1.56%$580 M24.9%-11.85%

SunTrust Banks ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

SunTrust Banks shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

STI summary

Friday, December 6th, 2019
Day range$69.96 - $70.79
Previous close$69.26
Session gain1.26%
Average true range$1.00
50d mov avg$68.79
100d mov avg$65.90
200d mov avg$63.71
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

SunTrust Banks performance

To better understand SunTrust Banks performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For SunTrust Banks, the benchmark is made against .
STISunTrust Banks12.37%13.85%27.30%

SunTrust Banks competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as SunTrust Banks competitor. This doesn't mean SunTrust Banks does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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