Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Cut East West Bancorp (EWBC) Position By $385,388; Delphi Management Has Upped Argan (AGX) Position By $346,055

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc decreased East West Bancorp Inc (EWBC) stake by 1.69% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc sold 6,532 shares as East West Bancorp Inc (EWBC)’s stock rose 1.19%. The Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc holds 379,056 shares with $22.66M value, down from 385,588 last quarter. East West Bancorp Inc now has $8.75B valuation. The stock decreased 3.94% or $2.48 during the last trading session, reaching $60.5. About 1.31M shares traded or 46.44% up from the average. East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) has risen 46.25% since March 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.55% the S&P500.

Delphi Management Inc increased Argan (AGX) stake by 53.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Delphi Management Inc acquired 5,165 shares as Argan (AGX)’s stock declined 5.69%. The Delphi Management Inc holds 14,894 shares with $1.00 million value, up from 9,729 last quarter. Argan now has $589.30 million valuation. The stock decreased 3.32% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $37.9. About 116,914 shares traded. Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) has risen 101.20% since March 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 84.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 31 investors sold EWBC shares while 116 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 124.37 million shares or 0.88% more from 123.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Marietta Invest Ptnrs Limited Co stated it has 1.75% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Invesco Limited stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has 230,784 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Pillar Pacific Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested 0.48% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Stifel Fincl holds 0% or 15,316 shares in its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Ltd stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Moreover, Td Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Incorporated owns 600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Covington Mgmt has invested 0.21% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Mutual Of America Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.12% stake. Metropolitan Life Insur New York invested in 136,307 shares. Nomura Asset Management accumulated 19,340 shares. State Street Corp invested 0.04% in East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Pacad Invest Limited invested in 0.01% or 700 shares.

Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc increased Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 69,509 shares to 150,289 valued at $25.68M in 2017Q3. It also upped Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) stake by 115,596 shares and now owns 253,049 shares. Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) was raised too.

Among 15 analysts covering East West Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. East West Bancorp Inc. has $77.0 highest and $41 lowest target. $68.29’s average target is 12.88% above currents $60.5 stock price. East West Bancorp Inc. had 50 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 14 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, March 7. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 25 report. Deutsche Bank upgraded East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) on Wednesday, February 7 to “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 to “Market Perform”. Morgan Stanley maintained East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) rating on Wednesday, December 13. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $69 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, July 22. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, April 28 to “Market Perform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) on Friday, October 20 with “Market Perform” rating. As per Monday, December 18, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $1.56 million activity. LI HERMAN Y had sold 10,000 shares worth $610,000 on Tuesday, October 24. The insider CAMPBELL MOLLY sold 461 shares worth $30,016. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $133,378 was sold by Chan Iris S. $306,286 worth of stock was sold by KRAUSE DOUGLAS PAUL on Tuesday, December 19. Oh Irene H had sold 5,000 shares worth $341,432 on Wednesday, March 7. Shares for $137,000 were sold by LIU JACK C on Monday, January 29.

Analysts await East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $1.00 earnings per share, up 13.64% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.88 per share. EWBC’s profit will be $144.55 million for 15.13 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.87 actual earnings per share reported by East West Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.94% EPS growth.