Fulton Earnings Preview

Investors hope Fulton (Nasdaq: FULT  ) will top analyst estimates once again after beating predictions by $0.01 in the previous quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday. Fulton Financial is a multibank financial holding company that provides a full range of banking and financial services to businesses and consumers through its wholly owned banking subsidiaries.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Fulton, with eight of 12 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Fulton better than competitor National Penn Bancshares overall. Analysts' rating of Fulton has stayed constant from three months prior.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $145.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 0.8% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.20 per share. Estimates range from $0.18 to $0.22.

What our community says:
Most CAPS All-Stars are skeptical of Fulton's prospects, with 55.7% awarding it an underperform rating. The community is split on the stock with 53.8% Fools assigning it an outperform rating and 46.3% an underperform rating. Fools are skeptical of Fulton, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 50 posts in the past 30 days. Fulton's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Fulton's profit has risen year over year by an average of 17.8% over the past five quarters. Revenue has fallen for the past three quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows net margins over the past four quarters.






Net Margin





For all our Fulton-specific analysis, including earnings and beyond, add Fulton to My Watchlist.

Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy..

Earnings estimates provided by Zacks.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (2)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 1757176, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/27/2016 7:00:53 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated 9 hours ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,199.33 30.06 0.17%
S&P 500 2,139.43 -3.73 -0.17%
NASD 5,250.27 -33.13 -0.63%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

10/26/2016 4:00 PM
FULT $14.90 Up +0.05 +0.34%
Fulton Financial CAPS Rating: *****