Are Analysts Bearish BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) After Last Week?

December 7, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

 Are Analysts Bearish BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) After Last Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 23 investors sold BankUnited, Inc. shares while 78 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 100.71 million shares or 0.23% more from 100.49 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
International Gru reported 2,253 shares stake. Ameriprise Fincl invested in 0.01% or 486,472 shares. Mendon Advisors reported 500,000 shares. Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Td Asset Inc holds 0% or 67,500 shares. Archford Capital Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Eagle Boston Management has 0.17% invested in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) for 45,432 shares. Clearbridge Investments Ltd Liability Co invested in 0% or 53,412 shares. Fifth Third Fincl Bank invested in 0% or 6,512 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0.1% or 971,171 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Lc owns 29,080 shares. Aristotle Cap Boston Ltd Llc reported 96,002 shares. Weiss Multi invested 0.02% of its portfolio in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Massachusetts-based Cadence Mgmt Limited Com has invested 0.04% in BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU). Cornerstone Mngmt Holdings Lc reported 58,723 shares stake.

BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering BankUnited (NYSE:BKU), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. BankUnited had 41 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, May 6. The stock of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) earned “Buy” rating by Wood on Monday, May 29. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded the shares of BKU in report on Wednesday, April 26 to “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 14 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, September 1 by Hovde Group. The stock of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by Hovde Group. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, January 22. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 6 to “Overweight”. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of BKU in report on Friday, January 22 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Below is a list of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) latest ratings and price target changes.

20/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
15/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $38.0 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $42 New Target: $40 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $39 Downgrade
01/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $35.0 Downgrade
03/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $38.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $41.0 Maintain
11/07/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0000
07/07/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0000 Maintain
28/06/2017 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Neutral New Target: $35 Initiates Coverage On

The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $39.44. About 1.39 million shares traded or 45.31% up from the average. BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has risen 1.12% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.58% the S&P500.

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 $4.21 billion. The firm offers deposit products, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It has a 16.59 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.

More recent BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “BankUnited (BKU) Shares Jump 5.9% on Tax Refund of $295M” on December 05, 2017. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “BankUnited (BKU) Expects Tax Refund of $295 Million” on December 04, 2017. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “BankUnited expects to get $295M tax refund, stock jumps” with publication date: December 04, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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