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3 Reasons to Bet on Pinnacle Financial (PNFP) Stock Now

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Despite the continued concerns related to the pandemic and low rates, it seems to be a wise idea to add Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (PNFP - Free Report) stock to your portfolio now. The bank boasts solid fundamental and prospects.

Also, the stock has been witnessing upward earnings estimate revisions of late, reflecting analysts’ optimism regarding its earnings growth potential. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current-year earnings has been revised 1.5% upward over the past seven days, while that for the next year has been raised 3.1%. It currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

However, shares of the company have gained 8% over the past three months, underperforming the industry’s rally of 15.7%.

Here are a few factors that make Pinnacle Financial stock an attractive pick now.

Earnings Growth: The company witnessed earnings growth of 17.1% in the past three to five years, higher than the industry average of 13.7%. While its earnings are projected to decline 26.3% in 2020, the trend will likely reverse after that. In 2021, earnings are expected to grow 17.8%.

Revenue Strength: Pinnacle Financial’s revenues witnessed a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40.5% over the last five years (2015-2019). The uptrend in revenues is expected to continue in the near term as reflected by the company’s projected sales growth rate of 7.4% for the current year and 1.1% for the next year.

Favorable Valuation: The company seems to be trading at a discount with respect to its price/book (P/B) and price/earnings (P/E) (F1) ratios. Currently, it has a P/B ratio of 0.65, which is below the industry average of 0.77. Likewise, its P/E (F1) ratio of 11.30 is lower than the industry average of 12.31.

Also, the stock has a Value Score of B. Our research shows that stocks with a Value Score of A or B, when combined with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2, offer the best upside potential.

Other Stocks Worth a Look

Eaton Vance Corp. has witnessed marginal upward earnings estimate revision for the ongoing year in the past 30 days. Its shares have appreciated slightly over the past year. Currently, it carries a Zacks Rank of 2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW - Free Report) has witnessed 1% upward earnings estimate revision for the ongoing year in the past 30 days. Its shares have appreciated 30.7% over the past year. It currently carries a Zacks Rank of 2.

CVB Financial Corp. (CVBF - Free Report) witnessed marginal upward estimate revision to $1.26 for 2020 earnings over the past 30 days. Its shares have depreciated 8.5% over the past year. At present, it carries a Zacks Rank of 2.

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