Published On: Mon, Jan 27th, 2014

Mix Stock In Focus – First Niagara Financial Group (FNGN), Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK), People’s United Financial (PBCT)

Shares of First Niagara Financial Group Inc.(NASDAQ:FNFG) after opening at $9.88 reached its day high price of $9.89 and then closed at $9.08 as shares plunged by -12.19% in last trading session. The firm declared that its Q4 of 2013 net income available to common shareholders rose to $70.1M, or $0.20 a share from previous year’s $53.6M, or $0.15 a share, reflecting stable net interest margin, balance sheet growth and positive operating leverage.

AVERAGE ANTICIPATES: For third quarter of 2013, the consensus average estimate of street for the revenue is 365.79 million, while 9 experts predict 364.85 million revenue for the last  quarter of 2013. The firm sales growth (year/est) is calculated -1.60% in Current Qtr. (Sep 13) and for last quarter 2013 is predicted 6.00%.

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCBK) slumped -0.82% in last session as it has a market cap of $4.78 billion with outstanding shares of 528.42 million. The firm plans to releases its fourth quarter results on Jan 29, 2014 on 9:30AM EST. The firm serves as the holding company of its subsidiary, Hudson City Savings Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a federal stock savings bank.

CURRENT ANALYSTS RATING: In last month recommendation trend, 7 analysts that rate its stock at “hold,” 2 analyst’s rate it a “underperform” security. While the mean recommendation of this week is 3.1, {(Strong Buy) 1.0 – 5.0 (Sell)} as compare to last week recommendation of 3.1, which denotes zero change in recommendations.

People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) performed not well, shares loss at -1.15% on average volume of 4.80 million shares. The stock settled at $14.58 after floating in a range of $14.54 to $14.73. The firm expected People’s United Financial Inc. Annual Shareholder Meeting on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:00AM EDT. People’s United Financial is a savings and loan holding company.

INSIDE FACTS: As firm has the market capitalization of $4.36 billion, enterprise value of $9.57 billion. The company has the price over sales value of $3.74 whereas its price over book value of $0.97 for the most recent quarter. PBCT has the total of cash of $482.70 million as compares to total debt of $5.70 billion for the most recent quarter.


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