BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Republic Bank from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. The firm owned 566,596 shares of the bank's stock after acquiring an additional 3,128 shares during the quarter. First Republic Bank now has $15.20 billion valuation. CI Global Investments Inc. now owns 6,238 shares of the bank's stock valued at $624,000 after purchasing an additional 5,707 shares in the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its position in shares of First Republic Bank by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter.
First Republic Bank (FRC) traded up 0.63% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $97.27. CI Global Investments Inc. grew its position in First Republic Bank by 1,074.8% in the 2nd quarter. CI Global Investments Inc. now owns 6,238 shares of the bank's stock worth $624,000 after purchasing an additional 5,707 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. lifted its position in FIRST REPUBLIC BANK by 22.2% during the 2nd quarter. The volume of FRC witnessed a shift from 2.96 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 685.61 million shares. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) rating on Thursday, September 28. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is now $107.01, this means that the stock is underpriced by 9.672%. First Republic Bank has $121 highest and $65 lowest target. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets.
First Republic Bank has a consensus outperform rating from 22 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 2.63% of shares outstanding. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 10 analysts is 736.82 million - compared to $649.75 million posted in the year-ago period. The business's quarterly revenue was up 20.1% on a year-over-year basis. The institutional investor held 1.23 million shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $8.06 million, down from 1.33 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $4.10 and is expected to be $4.40 for the current year with 157,929,000 shares now outstanding.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 25th. This dividend amount will represent a yield of $0.67.
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Several analysts have recently weighed in on FRC shares. Jefferies maintained First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) rating on Friday, August 11. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $99.00 price objective on shares of FIRST REPUBLIC BANK in a research report on Friday, July 14th. First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) has risen 29.07% since October 17, 2016 and is uptrending.
First Republic Bank (FRC) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.14 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $1.15. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company cut their target price on shares of First Republic Bank from $100.00 to $95.00 and set a "market perform" rating on the stock in a report on Monday. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 7 rated the company a Hold, 1 rated it a Moderate Buy, and 5 rated it a Strong Buy. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 15.47% to analysts' high consensus price target. In the most recent financial results released by First Republic Bank, for the quarter ending on 2017-09-30, the company posted EPS of 1.14. The Bank specializes in providing services, including private banking, private business banking, real estate lending and wealth management services, including trust and custody services, to clients in selected metropolitan areas in the United States.