Zions Bancorporation (ZION) EPS Estimated At $0.83; Archford Capital Strategies Boosted American Wtr Wks Co New Com (AWK) Holding By $2.28 Million

April 16, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Archford Capital Strategies Llc increased American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com (AWK) stake by 287.52% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Archford Capital Strategies Llc acquired 46,572 shares as American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com (AWK)’s stock declined 10.85%. The Archford Capital Strategies Llc holds 62,770 shares with $3.08 million value, up from 16,198 last quarter. American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com now has $14.58B valuation. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $80.86. About 934,656 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 5.01% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) to report $0.83 EPS on April, 23.They anticipate $0.22 EPS change or 36.07% from last quarter’s $0.61 EPS. ZION’s profit would be $163.11M giving it 15.92 P/E if the $0.83 EPS is correct. After having $0.80 EPS previously, Zions Bancorporation’s analysts see 3.75% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.36% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $52.85. About 2.20 million shares traded. Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has risen 27.56% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.01% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Zions Bancorporation had 133 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Underperform” on Monday, August 7. On Tuesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform”. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Sell” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, January 26. The stock of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. FBR Capital maintained Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) on Monday, March 5 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, January 2 report. The stock of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 16 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 38 investors sold Zions Bancorporation shares while 138 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 181.93 million shares or 0.36% more from 181.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Macquarie Gru holds 0.02% in Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) or 260,031 shares. Hightower Advsrs Ltd reported 182,448 shares. Lmr Partners Ltd Liability Partnership reported 20,039 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement owns 339,411 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Cibc Asset Inc has invested 0.01% in Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION). Exane Derivatives owns 5,311 shares. Bancorp Of Mellon accumulated 0.02% or 1.75 million shares. Seizert Partners Ltd Liability has invested 2.23% of its portfolio in Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION). Moreover, Clarivest Asset Management Ltd Liability has 0.32% invested in Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) for 367,605 shares. 133,105 were accumulated by Chicago Equity Prns Ltd Liability Co. Toronto Dominion Bank holds 0.01% or 88,183 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION). Hsbc Public Ltd Llc owns 223,733 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Premier Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 176,255 shares for 2% of their portfolio. North Star Mgmt Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION).

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $4.31 million activity. The insider ALEXANDER BRUCE K sold 4,754 shares worth $260,550. On Tuesday, February 13 the insider Linderman LeeAnne B sold $159,120. STEPHENS STEVEN DAN sold $389,577 worth of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) on Monday, February 26. James Dianne R sold 1,500 shares worth $81,375. The insider BLACKFORD DAVID E sold $60,098. $1.76M worth of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) was sold by MCLEAN SCOTT J. Young Mark Richard sold $764,781 worth of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) on Friday, December 8.

Zions Bancorporation, a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and related services primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The company has market cap of $10.39 billion. The firm offers community banking services, such as small and medium-sized business and corporate banking; commercial and residential development, construction, and term lending; retail banking; treasury cash management and related services and products; and residential mortgage servicing and lending. It has a 20.33 P/E ratio. It also provides trust and wealth management services; capital markets services, including municipal finance advisory and underwriting; and investment services.

Among 13 analysts covering American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. American Water Works had 33 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, July 6, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. On Tuesday, December 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Janney Capital to “Buy”. On Wednesday, November 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, May 6 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, September 29. Janney Capital downgraded the shares of AWK in report on Friday, February 26 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Monday, February 26 by Wells Fargo. Robert W. Baird maintained American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) rating on Friday, August 25. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $82.0 target.

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