SunTrust Banks Inc Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (STI)
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- Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Commercial Banks industry. The net income increased by 40.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $250.00 million to $352.00 million.
- The gross profit margin for SUNTRUST BANKS INC is currently very high, coming in at 84.30%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 15.84% is above that of the industry average.
- Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Banks industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, SUNTRUST BANKS INC has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
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