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Morning Trending Tickers: SunTrust Banks, Inc., (STI)

Friday February 24th 2017: SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Money Center Banks in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, SunTrust Banks, Inc., STIĀ  has a market cap of 27.97 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/30/1987, SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI performance year to date is 4.81%. Today SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI has gained -1.48%, with a current price of 56.64.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 27.60%. Return of assets are at 0.90%, with return on investment at 11.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.47. While Total debt/equity is 0.47. With a profit margin of 31.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 82.10%. SunTrust Banks, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI has seen a EPS growth of 0.50%. A performance for the year of 34.51%. The 52-week high is -8.19%, and the 52-week low is 37.91%. The average volume for SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI is 86421.

With a target price of 61.52, can SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of SunTrust Banks, Inc., STI. SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a P/E of 15.7 and a forward P/E of 12.92. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.01. SunTrust Banks, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.74 and 1.27 respectively. For P/cash, SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a value of 1.96, while it is 17.86 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 56.64, SunTrust Banks, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.81%. We see a return on equity of 8.00%.

Looking more long-term SunTrust Banks, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.14% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 0.50% for this year and for the last five years a 30.80% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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