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The Unprecedented Rise of Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE:TFC)

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Truist Financial Corporation (TFC) shares are trading at higher $43.06 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $44.64.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $56.92 and the low is $24.01. Over the last 52 weeks, TFC is down -15.55% while the S&P 500 is up 18.03%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, TFC reported a profit of $3.45 billion. Truist Financial Corporation also saw revenues increase to $3.89 billion. In addition, TFC has free cash flow of $4.02 billion as of 06-2020.

TFC booked profit margins of 24.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 6.20%, and its Return on Assets is 0.80%. All told, it is clear that, TFC needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. TFC has a short ratio of 2.26 and outstanding shares of 1.35B.

Company Outlook

TFC has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 6.36 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 3.09. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as TFC has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Truist Financial Corporation TFC has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, TFC represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Truist Financial Corporation TFC is now commanding a market cap of 56.24B and a float of 1.34B. TFC is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of TFC stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in TFC, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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