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Institutions Are Buying These 8 Highly Profitable Stocks

List Average 1-Year Return: 20%.

Do you think these stocks will make a strong investments? Institutional investors seem to think so, and according to the interactive chart here, analysts on average agree these stocks are a “buy.”

Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.


1. American International Group, Inc. ( AIG): The company operates property and casualty insurance networks worldwide and conducts activities in the U.S. life insurance and retirement services industry. Market cap at $52.45B. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 498.9M shares, which represents about 40.23% of the company’s float of 1.24B shares. TTM gross margin at 22.66% vs. industry average at 17.05%. TTM operating margin at 20.96% vs. industry average at 13.94%. TTM pretax margin at 16.75% vs. industry average at 11.74%.


2. Meta Financial Group, Inc. ( CASH): Operates as the holding company for MetaBank, which offers various banking products and services in northwest Iowa, Brookings, central Iowa, and Sioux Empire markets. Market cap at $92.01M. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 838.5K shares, which represents about 37.1% of the company’s float of 2.26M shares. TTM gross margin at 95.31% vs. industry average at 65.01%. TTM operating margin at 59.43% vs. industry average at 37.24%. TTM pretax margin at 25.52% vs. industry average at 17.31%.


3. First Republic Bank ( FRC): Provides private banking, private business banking, investment management, brokerage, trust services, and real estate lending services in California, Nevada, and New York. Market cap at $4.32B. Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 4.5M shares, which represents about 6.34% of the company’s float of 71.03M shares. TTM gross margin at 87.32% vs. industry average at 72.12%. TTM operating margin at 56.47% vs. industry average at 46.06%. TTM pretax margin at 39.81% vs. industry average at 22.33%.


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