Alert: Positive Investment/Fundamental Signals (9/16/19)-Hancock Whitney Corp (NASDAQ: HWC)

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Recent exceptional positive changes in investment behavior have benefitted Hancock Whitney Corp (NASDAQ: HWC): its longer term price trend turned up, the stock’s recent price rise disrupted its longer term downtrend, positive upside/downside volume developed, and its shorter term price trend turned up.

Minimal positive changes in fundamentals have recently occurred for Hancock Whitney Corp (NASDAQ: HWC): significant quarterly earnings acceleration occurred.

In light of these very positive signals we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of C. We would view the shares with optimism pending completion of this review in the next several days.

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Current PriceTarget Research Rating

With future capital returns forecasted to be above the cost of capital, HWC is expected to continue to be a Value Builder.

Hancock Whitney has a current Value Trend Rating of C (High Neutral). This rating combines contradictory signals from two proprietary PTR measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Hancock Whitney has a good Appreciation Score of 77 but a slightly negative Power Rating of 35, producing the High Neutral Value Trend Rating.

Recent Price Action

On 9/16/19, Hancock Whitney Corp (NASDAQ: HWC) stock enjoyed a large increase of 2.2%, closing at $40.03. Moreover, this advance was accompanied by unusually high trading volume at 167% of normal. The stock has risen 14.4% during the last week but has been weak relative to the market over the last nine months.

About John Lafferty 80532 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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