State Street Corporation
) achieved a new 52-week high, touching $68.86 at the end of the
trading session on Jul 9. The closing price of this global
banking major reflected a solid year-to-date return of 43.6%.
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Despite the strong price appreciation, this stock has plenty of
upside left, given its estimate revisions over the last 60 days
and expected year-over-year earnings growth of 15.3% for 2013.
The expected year-over-year growth rate of 17.5% for
second-quarter, impressive first-quarter 2013 results and solid
capital deployment activities were the primary growth drivers for
The company is scheduled to announce second-quarter results on
Jul 19. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter is pegged at
$1.19 per share. The Zacks Earnings ESP (Read:
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) for State Street is 0.00% for the second quarter. This, along
with its Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), lowers the chances for a positive
Moreover, in April, State Street's first-quarter earnings beat
the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Better-than-expected results were
driven by an increase in fee income, partially offset by higher
operating expenses and a decrease in net interest income.
Estimate Revisions Show Potency
For State Street, over the last 60 days, 6 of the 14 estimates
for 2013 have been revised upward, raising the Zacks Consensus
Estimate by nearly 1% to $4.55 per share. For 2014, 6 of the 14
estimates moved north, helping the Zacks Consensus Estimate
advance 1.2% to $5.19 per share.
Other well performing banks include
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Northern Trust Corporation
). All of them carry the same Zacks Rank as State Street.