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Banc of California (BANC): Strong Industry, Solid Earnings Estimate Revisions

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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Banc of California, Inc. BANC. This is because this security in the Banks - Southwest space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Banks - Southwest space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 51 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Banc of California is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.

Banc of California, Inc. Price and Consensus

Banc of California, Inc. Price and Consensus
Banc of California, Inc. Price and Consensus

Banc of California, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Banc of California, Inc. Quote

In fact, over the past two months, current quarter estimates have risen from 17 cents per share to 19 cents per share, while current year estimates have narrowed from a loss of 30 cents per share to a loss of 20 cents per share. This has helped BANC to earn a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), further underscoring the company’s solid position. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Banc of California. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.

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