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East West Bancorp, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ in the Financial sector while operating in the Banks – Regional industry. The current market capitalization of East West Bancorp, Inc. is $10.92B. A total of 0.76 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.30M shares.

In the most recent transaction, CAMPBELL MOLLY sold 1,625 shares of EWBC for 77.26 per share on Mar 07 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 10,321 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 29 ’24, LIU JACK C sold 2,000 shares at 73.58 per share. EWBC shares that Director owns now total 16,739.

Among the insiders who sold shares, LIU JACK C disposed of 1,000 shares on Dec 13 ’23 at a per-share price of $68.90. This resulted in the Director holding 18,739 shares of EWBC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, KRAUSE DOUGLAS PAUL sold 12,000 shares at $63.29 per share on Nov 30 ’23. Company shares held by the Vice Chairman now total 55,353.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. East West Bancorp, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.99, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.55%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.53. EWBC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/1/2024 when it declared a $0.55 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/31/2023. The EWBC stock dividend was $0.48 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EWBC has a high of $79.51 and a low of $41.12.

As of this writing, EWBC has an earnings estimate of $2 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.08 per share and a lower estimate of $1.89.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $49.64, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $5.84B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for EWBC is Buy with a score of 4.73.

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