Increase Your Position or Hold? A Deeper Look at Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) Stock

    Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) was $50.05. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $50.28, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $50.51. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $49.74 and a 2nd Support Level at $49.43. Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) stock has gained $1.30, or 2.67%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $2.87, or 6.08%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $1.76, or 3.64%. This year-to-date, Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) shares have gained $9.31, or 22.85%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) stock, 60% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 182,513 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $9,134,776K. Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) generates $3,033 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $884,000 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -8.08%, a 3-Year Total Return of 92.57%, and a 5-year Total Return of 72.35%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 700.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.300 per share on 02/13/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.40%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.20.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) reported earnings of $1.04 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.05 per share, representing a -0.01 difference and 0.96% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.08 represented a 0.03 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.05 per share, which was a 2.63% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.10 per share. This estimate came from a total of 13 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.16 and the low estimate was $1.04. In the year-ago quarter, Zions Bancorporation, National Association (ZION) generated per-share earnings of $0.89. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +23.60% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 42 purchases (210,162 shares in total) and 84 sale (61,275 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 46 insider buys amounting to 223,637 shares and 124 insider sales amounting to 170,955 shares. In the past full year, 65 insider purchases were made (involving 259,877 shares) and 232 insider sell-offs equivalent to 255,696 shares.

    Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 84.15, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 45.70, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 9.25. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 10.33 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 5.19.