Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Financial Stocks: Peoples Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: PEBO) and Banc of California (NYSE: BANC)

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Financial sector with new ratings on Peoples Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: PEBO) and Banc of California (NYSE: BANC).

Peoples Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: PEBO)

Sandler O’Neill analyst Scott Siefers reiterated a Hold rating on Peoples Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: PEBO) today and set a price target of $39. The company’s shares opened today at $36.34, close to its 52-week high of $36.99.

According to TipRanks.com, Siefers is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 13.6% and a 85.2% success rate. Siefers covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Farmers National Banc Corp Oh, Old National Bancorp Capital, and Mainsource Financial Group.

Peoples Bancorp Inc has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $40.

Banc of California (NYSE: BANC)

In a report released today, Andrew Liesch from Sandler O’Neill reiterated a Buy rating on Banc of California (NYSE: BANC), with a price target of $24. The company’s shares opened today at $20.30.

According to TipRanks.com, Liesch is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 13.9% and a 73.0% success rate. Liesch covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Enterprise Financial Services Corp, Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc, and Midwestone Financial Group.

Banc of California has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $22.50.

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