PacWest Bancorp (PACW) to pay $0.50 on Feb 28, 2018; Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) Has 2.26 Sentiment

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Guaranty Bancorp operates as the bank holding firm for Guaranty Bank and Trust Company that provides various banking and other financial services to consumers, and small to medium-sized businesses. The company has market cap of $813.26 million. The firm accepts deposit products, such as demand, interest-bearing demand, NOW, money market, IRA, and time deposits, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 20.77 P/E ratio. It also offers loan products, including commercial, commercial and residential real estate, construction, agriculture, and small business administration loans, as well as installment loans to individuals and other consumer loans that include overdraft protection, lines of credit, and other consumer loans.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) is expected to pay $0.50 on Feb 28, 2018. $2.00 is the ADY. (NASDAQ:PACW) shareholders before Feb 16, 2018 will receive the $0.50 dividend. PacWest Bancorp’s current price of $54.05 translates into 0.93% yield. PacWest Bancorp’s dividend has Feb 20, 2018 as record date. Feb 1, 2018 is the announcement. The stock increased 3.35% or $1.75 during the last trading session, reaching $54.05. About 475,403 shares traded. PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) has risen 18.91% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.21% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.49 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 24 investors sold PacWest Bancorp shares while 96 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 104.75 million shares or 1.70% less from 106.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Swiss Financial Bank has 0.01% invested in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Martingale Asset Mngmt L P holds 17,938 shares. Chesley Taft Assoc Ltd Liability Com accumulated 17,550 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0% in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Marietta Inv Ptnrs Ltd Liability Com holds 4,400 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Bbva Compass Financial Bank Inc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Capital Finance Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 30,960 shares. Northern Corp has invested 0.01% in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Etrade Mgmt Lc holds 16,173 shares. First Midwest Bancorp Tru Division accumulated 0.13% or 21,851 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.01% in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Paloma Prns Mngmt stated it has 8,103 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 44,191 shares. Moreover, First Allied Advisory has 0.01% invested in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Cipher Cap Lp, a New York-based fund reported 24,348 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Pacwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Pacwest Bancorp had 42 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 5. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by BMO Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of PACW in report on Monday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Monday, December 11 with “Hold”. Stephens maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5600 target in Friday, July 14 report. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Tuesday, August 22. SunTrust maintained PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) rating on Monday, January 8. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $54.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Sandler O’Neill. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was downgraded by FBR Capital.

PacWest Bancorp operates as the holding firm for Pacific Western Bank, a state chartered bank that provides commercial banking services and products. The company has market cap of $6.89 billion. The firm accepts demand, money market, and time deposits. It has a 18.59 P/E ratio. It also provides real estate loans to professional developers and real estate investors for the acquisition, refinancing, and construction of commercial real estate properties; cash flow loans to finance business acquisitions and recapitalization activities; small business administration loans; asset loans for working capital needs; venture capital loans to support the start-up activities of entrepreneurial companies; and equipment-secured loans and leases.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Guaranty Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Guaranty Bancorp, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. GBNK was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 27, 2016. Piper Jaffray initiated Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) rating on Thursday, April 13. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $28.0 target. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 27 report.

The stock increased 1.25% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $28.25. About 89,219 shares traded. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) has risen 55.26% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.56% the S&P500.

Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp holds 29.55% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp for 1.45 million shares. Patriot Financial Partners Gp Lp owns 1.89 million shares or 23.64% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Forest Hill Capital Llc has 4.32% invested in the company for 541,833 shares. The Virginia-based Fj Capital Management Llc has invested 2.82% in the stock. Stieven Capital Advisors L.P., a Missouri-based fund reported 257,717 shares.

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