Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) Receives a Hold from Nomura

In a report released today, Bill Carcache from Nomura maintained a Hold rating on Huntington Bancshares (HBANResearch Report), with a price target of $7.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $8.28, close to its 52-week low of $6.83.

According to, Carcache is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 11.9% and a 70.1% success rate. Carcache covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Discover Financial Services, Capital One Financial, and Fifth Third Bancorp.

Huntington Bancshares has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $11.82, implying a 47.6% upside from current levels. In a report issued on March 23, D.A. Davidson also initiated coverage with a Hold rating on the stock with a $8.00 price target.

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Based on Huntington Bancshares’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion and net profit of $317 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.16 billion and had a net profit of $334 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 111 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of HBAN in relation to earlier this year.

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Huntington Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. It provides commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, recreational vehicle and marine financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, insurance programs, and other financial products and services. The company operates through the following segments: Consumer & Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate & Vehicle Finance, Regional Banking & The Huntington Private Client Group, and Home Lending. The Consumer & Business Banking segment provides financial products and services to consumer and small business customers including but not limited to checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, investments, consumer loans, credit cards and small business loans. The Commercial Banking segment provides products and services to the middle market, large corporate, and government public sector customers located primarily within its geographic footprint. The segment is divided into following business units: Middle Market, Large Corporate, Specialty Banking, Asset Finance, Capital Markets, Treasury Management, and Insurance. The Commercial Real Estate & Vehicle Finance segment provides products and services include providing financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers with real estate project financing needs, and financing for the purchase of automobiles, light-duty trucks, recreational vehicles and marine craft at franchised dealerships, financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships. The Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment consists of private banking, wealth & investment management, and retirement plan services. The Home Lending segment originates and services consumer loans and mortgages for customers who are located in primary banking markets. Huntington Bancshares was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.