why Bank of America Corporation [BAC] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $28.48

Bank of America Corporation [NYSE: BAC] slipped around -0.44 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $25.56 at the close of the session, down -1.69%. The company report on August 20, 2020 that Bank of America Commits $100,000 to Athena Alliance to Support Underrepresented Women.

Funds Will Allow More Multicultural Female Talent to Join Athena and Gain Support as They Rise Into C-Suite or Boardroom Positions.

Bank of America is partnering with Athena Alliance, the digital community of top executive women, to diversify its membership base and committing $100,000 to Athena’s newly formed Access Fellowship Fund. The bank’s funding will be specifically aimed at increasing the number of women of color into Athena, helping to advance their careers.

Bank of America Corporation stock is now -27.43% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. BAC Stock saw the intraday high of $25.94 and lowest of $25.54 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 35.72, which means current price is +42.40% above from all time high which was touched on 01/14/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 70.52M shares, BAC reached a trading volume of 39202579 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Bank of America Corporation [BAC]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BAC shares is $28.48 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BAC stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

DA Davidson have made an estimate for Bank of America Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on July 09, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on July 08, 2020, representing the official price target for Bank of America Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Bank of America Corporation is set at 0.63, with the Price to Sales ratio for BAC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.51. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.92, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 116.96. Price to Free Cash Flow for BAC in the course of the last twelve months was 3.52.

How has BAC stock performed recently?

Bank of America Corporation [BAC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.24. With this latest performance, BAC shares gained by 4.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -12.26% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -3.44% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BAC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.88, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.75, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.50 for Bank of America Corporation [BAC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 24.71, while it was recorded at 25.47 for the last single week of trading, and 27.62 for the last 200 days.

Bank of America Corporation [BAC]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Bank of America Corporation [BAC] shares currently have an operating margin of +29.45. Bank of America Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +24.14.

Return on Total Capital for BAC is now 4.76, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.10. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.35, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.14. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Bank of America Corporation [BAC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 201.95. Additionally, BAC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 66.88, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 18.01. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 93.13, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 34.15.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Bank of America Corporation [BAC] managed to generate an average of $131,875 per employee.

Earnings analysis for Bank of America Corporation [BAC]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Bank of America Corporation posted 0.56/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.51/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 9.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BAC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Bank of America Corporation go to 2.36%.

Insider trade positions for Bank of America Corporation [BAC]

There are presently around $154,437 million, or 71.30% of BAC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BAC stocks are: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC with ownership of 925,008,600, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 625,514,680 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $15.99 billion in BAC stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $13.54 billion in BAC stock with ownership of nearly -2.25% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Bank of America Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,027 institutional holders increased their position in Bank of America Corporation [NYSE:BAC] by around 285,190,896 shares. Additionally, 1,041 investors decreased positions by around 364,785,178 shares, while 211 investors held positions by with 5,392,160,754 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 6,042,136,828 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BAC stock had 185 new institutional investments in for a total of 47,780,651 shares, while 133 institutional investors sold positions of 44,038,626 shares during the same period.

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