Breaking: KBW Maintains $46.0 Target Price On BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) Shares, Maintains Their Original “Buy” Rating

April 16, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 28 investors sold BankUnited, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 97.52 million shares or 0.11% less from 97.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Rmb Capital Limited, Illinois-based fund reported 203,311 shares. Neville Rodie & Shaw invested 0.33% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). 2.06M were reported by Neuberger Berman Limited Liability. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt & Equity Rech has 0.02% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). First Bancshares holds 0.72% of its portfolio in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) for 107,635 shares. Vanguard Group Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 9.04M shares. Brant Point Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 71,558 shares or 0.3% of the stock. First Bancorp Of Omaha accumulated 91,222 shares. Systematic Financial Mngmt L P invested 0.04% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Advsr Mgmt Ltd Llc invested 0.31% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Sterling Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) for 84,584 shares. Art Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has 0.11% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) for 58,500 shares. Moreover, Ci Invs has 0.01% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas reported 36,758 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.02% or 806 shares.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $2.14 million activity. On Tuesday, March 13 the insider Starr Jeffrey sold $120,307. DeMark Eugene F sold $115,100 worth of stock. 40,000 BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) shares with value of $1.68 million were sold by PAULS DOUGLAS J.

BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) Rating Reaffirmed

New York: In a research note revealed to investors and clients on Thursday morning, KBW reaffirmed their “Buy” rating on BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) shares. They now have a $46.0 target price on the firm. KBW’s target would suggest a potential upside of 15.72 % from the company’s current stock price.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 28 investors sold BankUnited, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 97.52 million shares or 0.11% less from 97.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Rmb Capital Limited, Illinois-based fund reported 203,311 shares. Neville Rodie & Shaw invested 0.33% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). 2.06M were reported by Neuberger Berman Limited Liability. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt & Equity Rech has 0.02% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). First Bancshares holds 0.72% of its portfolio in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) for 107,635 shares. Vanguard Group Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 9.04M shares. Brant Point Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 71,558 shares or 0.3% of the stock. First Bancorp Of Omaha accumulated 91,222 shares. Systematic Financial Mngmt L P invested 0.04% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Advsr Mgmt Ltd Llc invested 0.31% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Sterling Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) for 84,584 shares. Art Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has 0.11% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) for 58,500 shares. Moreover, Ci Invs has 0.01% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas reported 36,758 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.02% or 806 shares.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $2.14 million activity. On Tuesday, March 13 the insider Starr Jeffrey sold $120,307. DeMark Eugene F sold $115,100 worth of stock. 40,000 BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) shares with value of $1.68 million were sold by PAULS DOUGLAS J.

BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering BankUnited (NYSE:BKU), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. BankUnited has $50.0 highest and $35.0 lowest target. $44.17’s average target is 11.12% above currents $39.75 stock price. BankUnited had 20 analyst reports since November 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy”. The stock of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Wood. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $46.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Wednesday, January 24. The stock of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) earned “Sell” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, November 1. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of BKU in report on Tuesday, January 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, November 1 to “Underweight”. The stock of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley.

It closed at $39.75 lastly. It is down 10.76% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.79% the S&P500.

Analysts await BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.72 EPS, up 26.32 % or $0.15 from last year’s $0.57 per share. BKU’s profit will be $76.44M for 13.80 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual EPS reported by BankUnited, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.28 % negative EPS growth.

BankUnited, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for BankUnited, National Association that provides a range of banking services to small and medium sized businesses, and individual and corporate clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.22 billion. The firm offers deposit products, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It has a 7.12 P/E ratio. The Company’s loans portfolio includes small business loans, commercial real estate loans, equipment loans and leases, term loans, formula loans, municipal and non-profit loans and leases, commercial and mortgage warehouse lines of credit, letters of credit, and consumer loans, as well as residential loans.

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