Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB)?

Lloyd Doyle
December 7, 2017

Shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have been given an average recommendation of "Buy" by the sixteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. The company has market cap of $3.62 billion. The stock decreased 1.20% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $36.11. About 385,380 shares traded. It is down 0.00% since December 5, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Baldwin Brothers Inc decreased Svb Financial Group (SIVB) stake by 78.86% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. 46,102 are held by Winslow Asset. After $1.27 actual earnings per share reported by j2 Global, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.07% EPS growth. SVB Financial Group has a 12-month low of $159.44 and a 12-month high of $236.18. The stock increased 1.36% or $3.1 during the last trading session, reaching $231.27. About 180,128 shares traded.

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 18.44% the S&P500. The stock of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, September 29. Therefore 80% are positive. The stock of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 11. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 27 report. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Buy". The company was upgraded on Monday, August 31 by Zacks. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, May 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Jefferies maintained SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) on Friday, June 9 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Mkt Outperform" rating by JMP Securities on Friday, September 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.1 in 2017Q1.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership invested in 0.26% or 1.60 million shares. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, November 11. 40,623 are held by Cooke & Bieler Lp. The fund owned 2,489,781 shares of the bank's stock after acquiring an additional 354,948 shares during the quarter. Sg Americas Secs Ltd invested in 13,588 shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc sold 21,373 shares as Svb Financial Group (SIVB)'s stock declined 4.82%. Bartlett Communication has invested 0.01% in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB).

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts" was posted by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. Rocky Mountain Advisers Lc holds 1,097 shares. Synovus has 0.03% invested in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) for 7,139 shares. 14,140 are held by Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Com. Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 0.12% of its portfolio in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) for 51,000 shares. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in SVB Financial Group by 6.8% during the 2nd quarter.

SVB Financial Group is a financial services company, as well as a bank holding and a financial holding company. LLC boosted its position in SVB Financial Group by 58.6% during the 2nd quarter.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.29 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board owns 109,762 shares. 91 funds opened positions while 275 raised stakes. Smithfield Trust reported 43,091 shares. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Engineers Gate Manager LP holds 27,512 shares. Sterling Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has 143,257 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. 85,140 are owned by Markston Interest Limited Liability Corporation. Cranbrook Wealth Limited Com reported 28 shares. Pura Vida Investments Limited holds 0.22% or 100,000 shares in its portfolio. Klingenstein Fields And Limited Liability owns 2,100 shares. Brown Advisory Inc holds 174,015 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Ipswich Invest Management invested in 0.88% or 10,653 shares. 31 were reported by Tru Com Of Vermont. Bank Of Montreal Can reported 292,921 shares stake. Insiders own 0.73% of the company's stock. Kbc Nv holds 0.01% or 3,813 shares. Jones Lllp invested 0% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

Among 13 analysts covering BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Wells Fargo & Company restated an "outperform" rating and set a $240.00 price target (up previously from $215.00) on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. AT&T Inc. had 67 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $116 target in Friday, August 19 report. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of Monday in report on Thursday, October 5 with "Equal-Weight" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained AT&T Inc. As per Monday, July 27, the company rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray on Friday, January 22 to "Overweight". The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 28 by SunTrust. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $230.0 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 25 by Canaccord Genuity.

Analysts await Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report earnings on January, 4. They expect $2.60 EPS, up 37.57% or $0.71 from last year's $1.89 per share. MON's profit will be $167.28 million for 77.66 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. (NASDAQ:JCOM) to report earnings on February, 8. THYCF's SI was 76,600 shares in December as released by FINRA. Vanguard Group Inc Inc holds 6.01M shares. It also increased its holding in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 34,448 shares in the quarter, for a total of 43,289 shares, and has risen its stake in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL).

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