Sterling Bancorp [STL] moved up 1.01: Why It’s Important

Sterling Bancorp [NYSE: STL] stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.01% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 3.72%. The company report on March 16, 2021 that Sterling Bancorp Declares Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Stock.

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Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL), the parent company of Sterling National Bank, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $16.25 per share ($0.40625 per each depositary share) on its 6.50% Series A Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred stock (NYSE: STLPRA). The dividend is payable on April 15, 2021 to shareholders of record as of March 26, 2021.

About Sterling Bancorp.

Over the last 12 months, STL stock rose by 214.39%. The one-year Sterling Bancorp stock forecast points to a potential downside of -4.32. The average equity rating for STL stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $4.73 billion, with 193.03 million shares outstanding and 191.05 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.45M shares, STL stock reached a trading volume of 5621729 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Sterling Bancorp [STL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for STL shares is $24.08 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on STL stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. 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.

Hovde Group have made an estimate for Sterling Bancorp shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 22, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Seaport Global Securities raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on December 17, 2020, representing the official price target for Sterling Bancorp stock. On July 26, 2019, analysts decreased their price target for STL shares from 36 to 30.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Sterling Bancorp is set at 0.89, with the Price to Sales ratio for STL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.67. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.09, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.30. Price to Free Cash Flow for STL in the course of the last twelve months was 14.92.

STL Stock Performance Analysis:

Sterling Bancorp [STL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.72. With this latest performance, STL shares gained by 22.18% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 119.77% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 214.39% 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 STL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 72.67, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 75.48, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 70.33 for Sterling Bancorp [STL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.27, while it was recorded at 24.79 for the last single week of trading, and 15.19 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Sterling Bancorp Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Sterling Bancorp [STL] shares currently have an operating margin of +25.21. Sterling Bancorp’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +19.73.

Return on Total Capital for STL is now 4.25, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.98. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.95, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.75. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Sterling Bancorp [STL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 31.26. Additionally, STL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 23.82, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 4.81. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 16.41, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 12.13.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Sterling Bancorp [STL] managed to generate an average of $154,636 per employee.

STL Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Sterling Bancorp posted -0.02/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.42/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -104.80%. 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 STL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Sterling Bancorp go to 5.00%.

Sterling Bancorp [STL] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $4,117 million, or 86.80% of STL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of STL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 17,488,214, which is approximately 2.975% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 16,036,924 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $402.85 million in STL stocks shares; and WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, currently with $365.01 million in STL stock with ownership of nearly -8.508% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Sterling Bancorp stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 132 institutional holders increased their position in Sterling Bancorp [NYSE:STL] by around 14,857,057 shares. Additionally, 146 investors decreased positions by around 13,130,787 shares, while 54 investors held positions by with 135,917,222 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 163,905,066 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. STL stock had 42 new institutional investments in for a total of 787,004 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 3,942,120 shares during the same period.

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