Desjardins Downgrades Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSE:LB) to Sell

Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSE:LBGet Free Report) was downgraded by stock analysts at Desjardins from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, BayStreet.CA reports. They presently have a C$26.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of C$27.00. Desjardins also issued estimates for Laurentian Bank of Canada’s Q1 2024 earnings at $0.93 EPS, FY2024 earnings at $3.70 EPS and FY2025 earnings at $4.10 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on LB. Scotiabank lowered their price target on shares of Laurentian Bank of Canada from C$28.00 to C$26.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. National Bank Financial lowered shares of Laurentian Bank of Canada from a “sector perform market weight” rating to an “underperform market weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. National Bankshares lifted their price objective on shares of Laurentian Bank of Canada from C$26.00 to C$28.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reduced their price objective on shares of Laurentian Bank of Canada from C$33.00 to C$28.09 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, CIBC reduced their price objective on shares of Laurentian Bank of Canada from C$35.00 to C$32.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, Laurentian Bank of Canada currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of C$31.01.

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Laurentian Bank of Canada Stock Performance

TSE:LB opened at C$26.00 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average of C$26.61 and a 200-day moving average of C$30.21. The company has a market capitalization of C$1.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.68, a PEG ratio of 0.76 and a beta of 1.29. Laurentian Bank of Canada has a 52 week low of C$24.92 and a 52 week high of C$48.23.

Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSE:LBGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported C$1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of C$1.13 by C($0.13). The company had revenue of C$247.45 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$261.30 million. Laurentian Bank of Canada had a net margin of 18.79% and a return on equity of 6.42%. Sell-side analysts forecast that Laurentian Bank of Canada will post 4.3607085 EPS for the current year.

Laurentian Bank of Canada Company Profile

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Laurentian Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to personal, business, and institutional customers in Canada and the United States. It operates through three segments: Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, and Capital Markets. The Personal Banking segment offers financial services, such as financial advisory services to financial intermediaries; and operates digital direct-to-customer platform to retail clients.

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