STI stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
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 choose your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with SunTrust Banks stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is SunTrust Banks stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 12 ratings published for STI stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-4-22||Morgan Stanley||Equal Weight||Equal Weight|
|2019-3-11||Morgan Stanley||Overweight||Equal Weight|
|2019-2-8||Sanford C. Bernstein||Outperform||Market Perform|
|2019-2-8||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||Outperform||Market Perform|
|2019-2-11||BMO Capital Markets||Market Perform||Market Perform|
|2019-1-8||Jefferies Financial Group||Buy||Hold|
|2019-1-28||Robert W. Baird||Outperform||Neutral|
|2019-1-2||Robert W. Baird||Neutral||Outperform|
STI stock analysis
SunTrust Banks ended today at $67.48 and declined a disappointing -0.92%.
SunTrust Banks declined a disappointing -0.92% and closed at $67.48. For the last 22 days when STI stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $7.25 (12.04%). Since June when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, STI price gained $5.25 per share (8.44%). STI is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $69.35.
After boosting a super good 8.38% in a week last week, SunTrust Banks closed this week at $67.48 and slightly fell an ugly -1.70%.
Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late August, STI climbed $8.97 (15.33%). Since late May when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, STI price gained $6.63 per share (10.90%).
STI stock price history
STI IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.47 per share1. Since then, STI stock grew a 14,257.40%, with a yearly average of 365.60%. If you had invested $1,000 in STI stock in 1980, it would worth $142,574.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
STI stock historical price chart
STI stock reached 52-week highs on September 13th at $69.35, and all-time highs 2018-09-05 with a price of 72.27.
STI stock price target is $68.30Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We found 6 price predictions for SunTrust Banks stock released in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-4-22||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$73.00||$68.00||-6.8%|
|2019-2-11||BMO Capital Markets||Raises Target||$61.00||$73.00||19.7%|
|2019-1-2||Robert W. Baird||Upgrades||$70.00||$62.00||-11.4%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince April, when SunTrust Banks presented its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, SunTrust Banks annual revenues inched a nice 3.75% to $9,213.00 M dollars from $8,880.00 marked in 2017. Aligned with this, its earnings margin (compared to sales) appreciated to 30.12%, that is $2,775.00 million. SunTrust Banks fiscal year ends in December, and to compare 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 earnings $2,712.00 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem SunTrust Banks business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained stable a slightly fine 0.99%. Similarly, profit margin (net income/revenues) stayed stable at 30.12%.
|2014||$7,967 M||-||$1,774 M22.3%||-|
|2015||$7,961 M||-0.08%||$1,933 M24.3%||8.96%|
|2016||$8,538 M||7.25%||$1,878 M22.0%||-2.85%|
|2017||$8,880 M||4.01%||$2,273 M25.6%||21.03%|
|2018||$9,213 M||3.75%||$2,775 M30.1%||22.09%|
|TTM||$9,304 M||0.99%||$2,712 M29.1%||-2.27%|
Quarterly financial resultsSunTrust Banks posted $2,328.00 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -1.56% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $580.00 million 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 sales to same quarter last year, SunTrust Banks sales marked a good growth and stepped up a 4.07%.
|2017-Q4||$2,161 M||-||$740 M34.2%||-|
|2018-Q1||$2,237 M||3.52%||$643 M28.7%||-13.11%|
|2018-Q2||$2,317 M||3.58%||$722 M31.2%||12.29%|
|2018-Q3||$2,294 M||-0.99%||$752 M32.8%||4.16%|
|2018-Q4||$2,365 M||3.10%||$658 M27.8%||-12.50%|
|2019-Q1||$2,328 M||-1.56%||$580 M24.9%||-11.85%|
SunTrust Banks ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.
SunTrust Banks shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.37% of all shares.
Bearish positions for STI stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to SunTrust Banks:
|Market cap||$30.0 B||$40.1 B||$3.2 B||$539.3 M||$5.1 B|
|Total shares||443.9 M||766.0 M||95.1 M||16.6 M||312.5 M|
|Float shares||441.8 M||762.5 M||94.4 M||13.6 M||307.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||82.9%||66.2%||98.8%||43.8%||90.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.4%||0.8%||1.1%||13.0%||1.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$67.48 - $68.66|
|Average true range||$1.49|
|50d mov avg||$63.17|
|100d mov avg||$62.66|
|200d mov avg||$60.65|
SunTrust Banks performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared SunTrust Banks against BB&T, BankUnited, First Community Bankshares, First Horizon National, PNC Financial Services, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Synovus Financial, United Bankshares and Wells Fargo in the following table:
|FCBCFirst Community B...||-0.15%||4.82%||-2.61%|
|FHNFirst Horizon Nat...||14.69%||23.45%||-6.42%|
|PNCPNC Financial Ser...||6.76%||20.15%||0.98%|
SunTrust Banks competitorsWe selected a few stocks to conform a list of SunTrust Banks competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in STI:
- BB&T (BBT)
- BankUnited (BKU)
- First Community Bankshares (FCBC)
- First Horizon National (FHN)
- PNC Financial Services (PNC)
- Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP)
- Synovus Financial (SNV)
- United Bankshares (UBSI)
- Wells Fargo (WFC)
Latest STI stock news
- Seeking AlphaWill The Sun Come Out Tomorrow For SunTrust Banks?September 15, 2018
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- InvestorPlace3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: SunTrust Banks, Inc., Southern Co and Snap-on IncorporatedJune 28, 2018