) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $11.32 in the first half
of the trading session on Jun 3, 2013. The closing price of this
financial holding company represents a solid year-to-date return
of 39.6%. The trading volume over the last 3 months was 26,617
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BNC BANCORP (BNCN): Free Stock Analysis
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Despite hitting its 52-week high, this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock
has plenty of upside left given its strong estimate revisions
over the last 30 days and expected year-over-year earnings growth
of 17.41% for 2013.
Impressive first-quarter 2013 results - including an earnings
surprise of 7.69% - and its series of acquisitions were the
primary growth drivers.
On May 31, 2013, BNC Bancorp entered into a definitive agreement
Randolph Bank & Trust Company
) to acquire the latter. The deal has been valued at $10.4
On Apr 29, 2013, BNC Bancorp reported adjusted first-quarter 2013
earnings of 14 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus
Estimate of 13 cents and the prior-year quarter earnings of 11
cents. Better-than-expected results were aided by top-line growth
and a decline in operating expenses.
Moreover, the company has delivered positive earnings surprises
in the last 4 quarters with an average beat of 40.12%.
Estimate Revisions Show Potency
Over the last 30 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has remained
stable at $0.66 per share. However, for 2014, the Zacks Consensus
Estimate has advanced 3.3% to $0.95 per share.
Other banks that are also worth considering include
American National Bankshares Inc
). Both these companies carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).