Is East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) Share’s Price Now at Risk?

LIU JACK C, Director, subtracted 2,108 shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) from its portfolio at the rate of $55.20 per share valuing $116,362 on Mar 04. The insider left behind 18,857 shares of the company to its portfolio. 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 East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) was $47.19. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $48.36, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $49.54. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $45.46 and a 2nd Support Level at $43.74. East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) stock has gained $1.33, or 2.90%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $2.69, or 6.04%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$2.56, or -5.15%. This year-to-date, East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) shares have gained $3.66, or 8.41%.

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 East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 100 – 200 Day MACD Oscillator % of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “.”

With 145,546 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $6,527,738K. East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) generates $1,863 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $703,700 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -29.41%, a 3-Year Total Return of 34.71%, and a 5-year Total Return of 34.22%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 43.33%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.275 per share on 04/30/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.45%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.10.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) reported earnings of $1.16 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.22 per share, representing a -0.06 difference and 4.61% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.18 represented a 0.02 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.16 per share, which was a 1.45% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.24 per share. This estimate came from a total of 9 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.29 and the low estimate was $1.21. In the year-ago quarter, East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) generated per-share earnings of $1.18. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +5.08% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 0 purchases (0 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 8 insider buys amounting to 265,836 shares and 6 insider sales amounting to 119,267 shares. In the past full year, 19 insider purchases were made (involving 276,519 shares) and 10 insider sell-offs equivalent to 119,338 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) has a Current Ratio of 5.87. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 13.12, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 11.60, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 1.41. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 8.84 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 7.81.