Notable Mover: Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) Surges to 52-Week High, Is Now Top Performer

Notable Mover: Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) Surges to 52 Week High, Is Now Top Performer

The stock of Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) hit a new 52-week high and has $17.95 target or 52.00% above today’s $11.81 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $66.75 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Oct, 7 by If the $17.95 price target is reached, the company will be worth $34.71 billion more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 7.09M shares traded hands. Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) has risen 39.12% since March 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.08% the S&P500.

Analysts await Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.28 EPS, down 3.45% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.29 per share. ITUB’s profit will be $1.58B for 10.54 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.45% negative EPS growth.

Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) Ratings Coverage

Out of 8 analysts covering Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 25% are positive. Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA has been the topic of 11 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 15 by Scotia Capital. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, August 16. The stock of Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, April 8 by Citigroup. The stock of Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, March 29. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Tuesday, March 22. As per Thursday, October 15, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, October 13 to “Underperform”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, July 20 by Goldman Sachs.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “BANCO ITAU -ADR’s main goal is to focus on an equilibrium between growth and profitability, aimed at always generating value for the stockholder in the long run.”

More news for Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) were recently published by:, which released: “DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY” on February 11, 2011.‘s article titled: “Itau Unibanco Holding SA ADS (ITUB): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity …” and published on January 06, 2014 is yet another important article.

ITUB Company Profile

Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (Itau Unibanco Holding), incorporated on October 9, 1943, is a holding company. The Firm provides a range of financial services and products to individual and corporate clients in Brazil and abroad. The Firm operates through three divisions: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Activities with the Market + Corporation. The Firm is engaged in banking activities, through its commercial, investment, real estate loan, finance and investment credit, and lease portfolios, including foreign exchange activities and other complementary activities, with emphasis on insurance, private pension plans, capitalization, securities brokerage and administration of credit cards, consortia, investment funds and managed portfolios. The Company’s distribution network is divided into standard channels, which include branches, customer site branches (which are banking service centers located at certain corporate clients) (CSBs), automatic teller machines (ATMs), telephones, and digital channels, such as Internet banking and mobile banking. The Company’s standard branch network reaches approximately 3,910 branches. It has over 25 branches in Brazil. The Company’s services and products include credit cards, payroll loans, vehicles, real estate financing and mortgages, consortia services fees, merchant acquirer, insurance, pension plans, premium bonds and retail banking.

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