$1.49 EPS Expected for Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR)

April 25, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 18 investors sold Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. shares while 94 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 50.25 million shares or 0.55% less from 50.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
The New York-based Rafferty Asset Management Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.03% in Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR). Trust Department Mb Fincl Bank N A reported 42 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas has invested 0% in Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR). Quantbot Technology L P reported 3,009 shares. Argent Tru has 0.93% invested in Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR). Aperio Limited Liability Co has 24,722 shares. Champlain Investment Prns Limited Liability Corp holds 895,935 shares or 0.96% of its portfolio. Ls stated it has 0.02% in Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR). Rhumbline Advisers owns 0.02% invested in Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) for 111,152 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth reported 0% stake. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 118,800 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. American Century Incorporated, a Missouri-based fund reported 106,259 shares. 2,133 were accumulated by Natixis. Bokf Na, a Oklahoma-based fund reported 16,961 shares. Moreover, Northern Tru Corporation has 0.01% invested in Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) for 442,266 shares.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $7.98 million activity. 9,360 Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) shares with value of $990,194 were sold by Bracher Paul. McKnight Gary C had sold 24,000 shares worth $2.55 million. On Tuesday, January 30 the insider FROST PATRICK B sold $1.38 million. Perotti William L had sold 13,000 shares worth $1.37 million on Friday, February 2. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $219,080 was made by ALEXANDER R DENNY on Friday, March 9. Another trade for 4,500 shares valued at $479,610 was sold by Alonzo Annette M.

Analysts expect Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) to report $1.49 EPS on April, 26 before the open.They anticipate $0.21 EPS change or 16.41 % from last quarter’s $1.28 EPS. CFR’s profit would be $95.00M giving it 18.36 P/E if the $1.49 EPS is correct. After having $1.47 EPS previously, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.’s analysts see 1.36 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $109.43. About 561,134 shares traded or 29.12% up from the average. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) has risen 22.62% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.07% the S&P500.

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Cullen/Frost Bankers had 19 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, November 28. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, October 27. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, October 30 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Stephens. Maxim Group maintained the shares of CFR in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, October 30 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Thursday, January 25. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CFR in report on Tuesday, January 2 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) on Wednesday, November 8 with “Hold” rating.

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Frost Bank that offers commercial and consumer banking services in Texas. The company has market cap of $6.98 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Banking and Frost Wealth Advisors. It has a 19.87 P/E ratio. It provides commercial banking services to firms and other business clients, including financing for industrial and commercial properties, interim construction, equipment, inventories and accounts receivable, and acquisition financing; commercial leasing; and treasury management services.

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