Market Overview

UPDATE: Compass Point Resumes Zions Bancorporation at Neutral Following 2Q13 Results

Share:

In a report published Tuesday, Compass Point analyst Kevin Barker resumed coverage on Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) with a Neutral rating and $31.00 price target.

In the report, Compass Point noted, “We are re-establishing coverage of Zions Bancorporation (ZION) and transferring to Kevin Barker as a result of a reallocation of resources. We re-establish a Neutral rating and a new price target of $31 following the release of 2Q13 results. ZION has outperformed regional bank peers by 16% year-to-date primarily due to the assumption that with interest rates moving up, the bank will see increased earnings due to the implied asset sensitivity. ZION does screen as being the most asset sensitive regional bank and due to the presumption that rates are likely to move higher some time in the next 2-3 years, the bank will likely continue to command a higher earnings multiple compared to peers. Also, the bank should be able to increase profit margins and subsequently, increase earnings through the refinancing of high cost debt and trust preferred securities. With that being said, we believe the stock has effectively priced in a 200 bp parallel upward shift in the yield curve and we would need the company to either show outsized loan growth or some other company-specific initiative to justify a higher valuation.”

Zions Bancorporation closed on Monday at $30.84.

Latest Ratings for ZION

DateFirmActionFromTo
Sep 2019MaintainsBuy
Sep 2019MaintainsOverweight
Aug 2019ReiteratesBuy

View More Analyst Ratings for ZION
View the Latest Analyst Ratings

Posted-In: Compass Point Kevin BarkerAnalyst Color Initiation Analyst Ratings

 

Related Articles (ZION)

View Comments and Join the Discussion!

Latest Ratings

StockFirmActionPT
MUCascendReiterates65.0
ALDRCanaccord GenuityDowngrades20.0
LEGHLake StreetInitiates Coverage On21.0
CHUGoldman SachsUpgrades13.2
STZBMO CapitalMaintains230.0
View the Latest Analytics Ratings
Don't Miss Any Updates!
News Directly in Your Inbox
Subscribe to:
Benzinga Trading Daily
Get pre-market outlook, mid-day update and after-market roundup emails in your inbox.
Market in 5 Minutes
Everything you need to know about the market - quick & easy.
Daily Analyst Rating
A summary of each day’s top rating changes from sell-side analysts on the street.
Thank You

Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions feel free to call us at 1-877-440-ZING or email us at vipaccounts@benzinga.com

TradeKing to Buy Assets of GAIN Capital's Brokerage Unit, No Terms Disclosed

Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs