A Look at BankUnited Inc (BKU) Shares in the Recent Past Indicates Growth

With 0.96 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 1.05 shares. The 52-week range on BKU shows that it touched its highest point at $38.79 and its lowest point at $15.83 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $32.08. With its current market cap of 1.99 billion, BKU has annualized dividend of $1.13 (4.20%) while the current yield stands at 1.08 (4.03%). Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.35.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of BKU was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 0.75%, but this was down by -12.91% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 14.73% while six-month performance fell -6.33%. The stock lost -29.85% in the past year, while it has lost -17.39% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for BKU yields 2.38 with Next year EPS estimates of 3.03. For the next quarter, that number is 0.61. This implies an EPS growth rate of -10.50% for this year and 12.61% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 9.64% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -4.50%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 74.37 million BKU shares are outstanding with a float of 73.64 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 31, 2024, short shares totaled 4.2 million, which was 5.65% higher than short shares on Dec 29, 2023. In addition to Mr. Rajinder P. Singh as the firm’s Chairman, President & CEO, Ms. Leslie N. Lunak serves as its Chief Financial Officer.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for BKU since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With BKU analysts setting a high price target of $35.00 and a low target of $28.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $32.08. Based on these targets, BKU could surge 30.65% to reach the target high and rise by 4.52% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 19.75% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded BKU stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 15 while that of sell transactions has risen to 8 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 134,912 while 43,774 shares were sold.