Huntington Bancshares Inc Receives a Buy from BMO Capital

By Carrie Williams

In a report released yesterday, Lana Chan from BMO Capital reiterated a Buy rating on Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ: HBAN), with a price target of $16. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $12.86.

According to, Chan is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 16.3% and a 81.4% success rate. Chan covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Westamerica Bancorporation, Cathay General Bancorp, and Credit Acceptance Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Huntington Bancshares Inc is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $15.29, representing a 18.9% upside.

In a report issued on April 20, D.A. Davidson also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $16 price target.

Based on Huntington Bancshares Inc’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending March 31, the company posted quarterly revenue of $1.11 billion and quarterly net profit of $208 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $818 million and had a net profit of $171 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 149 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of HBAN in relation to earlier this year. Most recently, in February 2017, Stephen Steinour, the Pres, CEO & COB of HBAN bought 20,000 shares for a total of $120,400.

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Huntington Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. It provides commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, recreational vehicle and marine financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, insurance programs, and other financial products and services. The company operates through the following segments: Consumer & Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate & Vehicle Finance, Regional Banking & The Huntington Private Client Group, and Home Lending. The Consumer & Business Banking segment provides financial products and services to consumer and small business customers including but not limited to checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, investments, consumer loans, credit cards and small business loans. The Commercial Banking segment provides products and services to the middle market, large corporate, and government public sector customers located primarily within its geographic footprint. The segment is divided into following business units: Middle Market, Large Corporate, Specialty Banking, Asset Finance, Capital Markets, Treasury Management, and Insurance. The Commercial Real Estate & Vehicle Finance segment provides products and services include providing financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers with real estate project financing needs, and financing for the purchase of automobiles, light-duty trucks, recreational vehicles and marine craft at franchised dealerships, financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships. The Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment consists of private banking, wealth & investment management, and retirement plan services. The Home Lending segment originates and services consumer loans and mortgages for customers who are located in primary banking markets. Huntington Bancshares was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.