Analysts forecast that Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) will post sales of $194.49 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Valley National Bancorp’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $193.90 million and the highest is $195.08 million. Valley National Bancorp posted sales of $197.06 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.3%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Valley National Bancorp will report full year sales of $194.49 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $766.00 million to $775.77 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $942.94 million per share, with estimates ranging from $923.90 million to $967.05 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Valley National Bancorp.

Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $193.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $195.03 million. Valley National Bancorp had a net margin of 19.91% and a return on equity of 8.27%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.16 EPS.

VLY has been the subject of several recent research reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Valley National Bancorp in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Valley National Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “neutral” rating and set a $13.00 target price (up previously from $12.00) on shares of Valley National Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Hovde Group upgraded Valley National Bancorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $13.50 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, BidaskClub cut Valley National Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.67.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of VLY. Private Advisor Group LLC lifted its stake in Valley National Bancorp by 0.6% in the second quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 15,921 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $188,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank lifted its stake in Valley National Bancorp by 0.3% in the first quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 34,972 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $413,000 after buying an additional 103 shares during the last quarter. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. lifted its stake in Valley National Bancorp by 0.3% in the second quarter. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. now owns 64,914 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $767,000 after buying an additional 225 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc lifted its stake in Valley National Bancorp by 2.3% in the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 16,510 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 377 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted its stake in Valley National Bancorp by 0.5% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 111,892 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,321,000 after buying an additional 512 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.33% of the company’s stock.

Valley National Bancorp (NYSE VLY) opened at $11.65 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,077.89, a PE ratio of 16.41 and a beta of 0.89. Valley National Bancorp has a 52 week low of $9.61 and a 52 week high of $12.82.

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About Valley National Bancorp

Valley National Bancorp is the bank holding company for Valley National Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of commercial, retail, insurance and wealth management financial services products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Lending, Commercial Lending, Investment Management, and Corporate and Other Adjustments.

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