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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of Hilltop Holdings in the Regional Banks Industry (HTH, ANCX, CNOB, FRC, OPB)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Regional Banks industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Hilltop Holdings ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.7%. Following is Access Natl Corp with a projected earnings growth of 0.9%. Connectone Banco ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 1.1%.

First Republic B follows with a projected earnings growth of 4.9%, and Opus Bank rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 7.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Access Natl Corp on November 20th, 2018 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $25.30. Since that call, shares of Access Natl Corp have fallen 6.7%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth hilltop holdings access natl corp connectone banco first republic b opus bank

Ticker(s): HTH ANCX CNOB FRC OPB