Truist Financial Corp Sells 32,836 Shares of Hope Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOPE)

Truist Financial Corp reduced its position in Hope Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOPEGet Rating) by 48.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 35,129 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 32,836 shares during the period. Truist Financial Corp’s holdings in Hope Bancorp were worth $444,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Wipfli Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Hope Bancorp in the 3rd quarter worth $40,000. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Hope Bancorp by 51.3% in the 1st quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 3,873 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $63,000 after purchasing an additional 1,313 shares in the last quarter. KBC Group NV bought a new position in shares of Hope Bancorp in the 2nd quarter worth $132,000. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Hope Bancorp in the 1st quarter worth $163,000. Finally, Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Hope Bancorp in the 2nd quarter worth $142,000. 84.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several brokerages have weighed in on HOPE. StockNews.com began coverage on Hope Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. DA Davidson raised their price objective on Hope Bancorp to $14.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, Piper Sandler dropped their price objective on Hope Bancorp to $15.00 in a research note on Friday, September 30th.

Hope Bancorp Price Performance

Shares of NASDAQ:HOPE opened at $13.05 on Tuesday. Hope Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $12.27 and a 1-year high of $17.68. The stock has a market cap of $1.56 billion, a PE ratio of 7.21 and a beta of 1.21. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $13.07 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $13.74. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71.

Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ:HOPEGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.02). Hope Bancorp had a net margin of 31.65% and a return on equity of 10.76%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.43 EPS. As a group, analysts forecast that Hope Bancorp, Inc. will post 1.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Hope Bancorp

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Hope Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Bank of Hope that provides banking services for small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals in the United States. The company accepts personal and business checking, money market, savings, time deposit, and individual retirement accounts.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ:HOPE)

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