Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Institutions own 78.00% of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)'s shares. The insider now directly owns 35,543 shares worth $496,891.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a bank holding company.

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Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Finally, OLD National Bancorp IN raised its stake in Huntington Bancshares by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 80,766 shares of the bank's stock worth $1,092,000 after buying an additional 216 shares during the period. Budros Ruhlin & Roe Inc. raised its position in shares of Huntington Bancshares by 57.9% in the second quarter. The stock of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7. Sterling Cap Lc stated it has 128,264 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. As of quarter end Advisory Services Network, LLC had sold 2,000 shares trimming its stake by 85.5%. The Public Sector Pension Investment Board holds 122,757 shares with $1.66M value, down from 1.35M last quarter. WALTON S ROBSON also sold $202.63M worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) shares. Css Limited Liability Corp Il invested in 18,452 shares or 0.01% of the stock. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States & worldwide copyright & trademark legislation. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded Huntington Bancshares from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating and increased their price objective for the company from $14.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Friday, August 11th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on HBAN. Bernstein upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Thursday, September 14 report. On August 31, 2017 JMP Securities added HBAN to its research portfolio setting a rating of "Market Perform". They set an "outperform" rating and a $15.00 target price for the company. The stock was purchased at an average price of $13.10 per share, with a total value of $32,095.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. This is usually interpreted as a good sign as traders widely believe rising stock should see increasing volume.

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HBAN's Sr EVP of Principal Sub STANUTZ NICHOLAS G Sell 16000 shares of the company at a price of $12.71 on 2017-08-23. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 14.9%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 66.1%. Separately, Director NEU RICHARD W Buy 2450 shares of the company at a price of $13.1 on 2017-07-28. The shares were sold on August 23rd for an average price of $12.71. The hedge fund run by Phill Gross held 1.70 million shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $22.95M, down from 2.02 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The stock managed 0.22% rise and now stands at $13.98 as of October 19, 2017.

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. The High end of the Estimate is $1.13 Billion, while the Low end of the Estimate is $1.1 Billion. The company's 50 day moving average price is $13.33 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.12. Wedbush initiated Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) on Friday, October 7 with "Outperform" rating. On average, analysts forecast that Huntington Bancshares will post $0.92 EPS for the current year. 1 analysts call it Underweight, while 1 think it is Overweight. $619,808 worth of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) was bought by STEINOUR STEPHEN D on Thursday, May 18. The shares price has directed 39.38% toward a higher level throughout a year ago and swapped 4.64% toward a strong spot during past one month. Huntington Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. Kennedy Management Incorporated invested in 0.16% or 613,518 shares. 408.62 million shares or 0.87% less from 412.20 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Nomura Inc has invested 0% in Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN). Huntington Bancshares's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 46.38%. This repurchase authorization permits the bank to reacquire up to 2.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Beta, which measures a stock's price volatility relative to the market, provides the cleanest measure of systematic risk for a stock. The California-based Lpl Ltd has invested 0% in Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN). Through its subsidiaries, including its bank subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank (the Bank), the Company is engaged in providing commercial, small business, consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, customized insurance programs, and other financial products and services.

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