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Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) Is A Promising Stock

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) traded at $15.18 at last check on Tuesday, November 22, made an upward move of 1.57% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $14.94 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.13 with the day’s price range being $14.85 – $15.01. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 11.62. In terms of its 52-week price range, HBAN has a high of $17.79 and a low of $11.67. The company’s stock has gained about 3.39% over that past 30 days.

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Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has a market cap of $21.40 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Jan 19, 2023 – Jan 23, 2023. With its Forward Dividend at 0.62 and a yield of 4.15%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the HBAN stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.4, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $1.43 for 2022 and $1.54 for next year. These figures represent 58.90% and 7.70% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $1.93 billion, with a low of $1.84 billion and a high of $1.97 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 16.50% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $7.23 billion, or 20.10% up from figures reported last year.

There have been 11 upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the HBAN stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Looking further, we note the current price level is 0.77% off its SMA20 and 6.91% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 58.00 while the volatility over the past week is 1.67% and jumps to 2.13% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.15, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.40. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $16.00, with the estimates having a low of $13.00 and a high of $18.00. These price ends are 14.36% and -18.58% off the today’s price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -3.75% if the HBAN share price touches on the median price of $15.75.

Let’s briefly compare Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of 1.57% and -6.74% over the past 12 months for HBAN competes that of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), which has seen its stock price rise 0.79% in the latest trading session and is -17.32% over the last one year. Another of its peers Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has gained 0.96% today, and was -17.82% down over the past year, while Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is also up 0.50% yet, while its price remains in the red at -4.06% over the same period. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has a P/E ratio of 11.62 compared to JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s 11.23 and Bank of America Corporation’s 11.80. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.72% and 0.82%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 18.55 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 16.25 million. Current shares outstanding are 1.44 billion.

The insiders hold 0.50% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 83.70%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 51.89 million at a short ratio of 2.35. This represents a 3.60% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 41.76 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -3.11% down in year-to-date price movement.

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