Bank of America (BAC) Stock Jumped Over 6%, Is It a Bull Trend?

UTC by Christopher Hamman · 3 min read
Bank of America (BAC) Stock Jumped Over 6%, Is It a Bull Trend?
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Bank of America (BAC) Stock price is rising again, as well as the stocks of many U.S. banks. We may be observing a new uptrend as the financial giant’s fundamentals are sound.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) stock price climbed higher by $1.44 yesterday. This 6.15% price increase shows that the stock may be set to rise by higher amounts in the times ahead. BAC has demonstrated signs of a resurrecting trend. Moreover, after hours it gained another 0.93% to trade at $25.09.

Bank of America (BAC) Stock Prices Rise Due to Great Numbers

So much so that analysts are considering that BAC could be one of the stocks to watch during this pandemic. A few days ago (on the 8th of April, 2020), Bank of America stock prices closed at $23.45. With a high of $23.60 and a low of $22.41, the volatility of the stock price indicates renewed investor interest in the stock.

The year-to-date performance of -33.42% and weekly performance of 18.61 show signs of an uptick in activity. The recent trading volume of about 80 shares as compared to the 81.68 million volume share average shows that the stock is at least warming up.

Wall Street considers $30.87 to be an optimal price for Bank of America (BAC) stock. The average true range (ATR) of the stock is set to 1.92. The price-to-sales ratio (annualized) is also at 2.95. The price to book ratio from last quarter is set at about 0.88.

What Do These Numbers Mean?

BAC as a financial giant is showing resilience. The numbers show that BACs’ stock inherent weakness is quite superficial. The COVID-19 situation has sent the financial markets into a tailspin. Putting together a true picture of some stocks at this time can be a herculean task.

BAC, however, seems to be one of the stocks that may survive the COVID-19 fallout. The Corporation’s recent stand to keep branches open and workers running is one such example of solid fundamentals.

Without the required cashflow, the Bank wouldn’t have been able to do this. While other financial institutions are cutting pay and closing branches, BAC has decided to work differently. This shows that they can afford to do this and still gain regardless of how things turn out.

BACs debt to equity ratio currently stands at 166.26. Its debt to total capital is currently at 62.44. This has excited investors who think that the overloaded ratios of competitors may be a drag on share prices and the banks’ ability to produce a turnover.

So much so that institutional investment in the financial giant increased by about 204,317,925 shares. This shows that corporate interest in the financial giant hasn’t waned despite pressures in the past year.

It may just be that the financial sector will emerge victoriously. It is just that individual institutions must maintain good books. Bank of America has done just that. For now, that is.

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