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Why Boston Private Financial (BPFH) Stock Might be a Great Pick
November 21, 2016

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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (BPFH - Free Report) . This is because this security in the Banks-Northeast space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Banks-Northeast space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 30 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Boston Private is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.

BOSTON PRIV FIN Price and Consensus

 

BOSTON PRIV FIN Price and Consensus | BOSTON PRIV FIN Quote

In fact, over the past month, though current quarter estimates have remained constant at 20 cents per share, current year estimates have risen from 80 cents per share to 81 cents per share. This has helped BPFH to earn a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), further underscoring the company’s solid position. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) Rank stocks here.

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Boston Private. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.

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