Grassi Investment Management Increased Visa Cl A (V) Stake; Profile of 8 Analysts Covering East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC)

Among 14 analysts covering East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. East West Bancorp Inc. had 47 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $68.0 target in Tuesday, November 28 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 21 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Macquarie Research. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 24 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 23 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. See East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) latest ratings:

08/02/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $66.0 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $73.0 Upgrade
31/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $69 New Target: $70 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $74.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $76.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $77.0 Maintain
09/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $72.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $70.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $69.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $70.0 Maintain

Grassi Investment Management increased Visa Inc Cl A (V) stake by 2.99% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Grassi Investment Management acquired 3,100 shares as Visa Inc Cl A (V)’s stock rose 5.74%. The Grassi Investment Management holds 106,857 shares with $11.25 million value, up from 103,757 last quarter. Visa Inc Cl A now has $272.70 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.10% or $2.48 during the last trading session, reaching $120.83. About 9.21M shares traded or 4.35% up from the average. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $1.29 million activity. LI HERMAN Y sold $610,000 worth of stock or 10,000 shares. $133,378 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) shares were sold by Chan Iris S. On Tuesday, December 19 KRAUSE DOUGLAS PAUL sold $306,286 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) or 5,000 shares. $137,000 worth of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) was sold by LIU JACK C. 1,916 East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) shares with value of $107,239 were sold by Estrada Rudolph.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold East West Bancorp, Inc. shares while 116 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 124.37 million shares or 0.88% more from 123.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Manhattan owns 1,000 shares. First Wilshire Secs Management holds 3.3% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) or 194,661 shares. Voya Invest Management Limited Liability holds 0.03% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) for 207,348 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 105,480 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Amer Int holds 0.06% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) for 295,584 shares. Df Dent & holds 7,500 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Ameritas Inv Prtn owns 43,237 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. 318,327 were reported by Panagora Asset Mgmt Incorporated. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt invested in 220 shares or 0% of the stock. Prudential Financial Inc reported 0.11% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). 1.13M were accumulated by Hermes Inv Limited. Blackrock holds 0.04% or 13.57M shares in its portfolio. Bluecrest Capital Mngmt Ltd reported 0.04% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Profund Advsrs Lc reported 18,194 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Ahl Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0.01% or 7,258 shares.

East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for East West Bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals. The company has market cap of $9.68 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Other. It has a 19.29 P/E ratio. It offers various deposit products comprising personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelersÂ’ checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services.

The stock increased 3.40% or $2.2 during the last trading session, reaching $66.95. About 675,498 shares traded. East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) has risen 46.25% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nippon Life Ins Com reported 67,785 shares stake. Blue Finance owns 29,551 shares. Moreover, Epoch Investment Partners has 1.74% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Rafferty Asset Mngmt Lc has 0.73% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 309,262 shares. Jacobs & Ca reported 2.48% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Primecap Com Ca holds 7.36M shares. Dupont Capital Mngmt Corp reported 0.99% stake. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel holds 22,829 shares. Bath Savings has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). 204,371 were accumulated by Aureus Asset Management Limited Liability. Cadinha reported 186,666 shares. 2,789 were reported by Thompson Davis & Co Inc. Riverpark Mgmt Llc holds 230,239 shares. Moreover, Cortland Mo has 9.76% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 497,142 shares. Conatus Capital Mgmt Lp has 3,150 shares.

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Visa Inc. had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Thursday, July 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $11100 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, April 21. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim to “Buy” on Monday, December 5. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, July 24. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, February 11. On Wednesday, December 13 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Thursday, October 8 by Guggenheim. The rating was initiated by UBS on Wednesday, December 16 with “Buy”. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Piper Jaffray.