Two Top Stocks To Ponder On: Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL), Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC)

Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL)

Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) closed at $20.84 on the last trading session with an increase of 1.07%, whereas, it previously closed at $20.62. The company has a market capitalization of $4.36 Billion. The company traded shares of 2.78 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 2.36 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) produced diluted EPS of 1.99. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 2.29 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 0.52. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 135.3, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 2.29% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 5% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 41.6%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) is at 10.47 while the forward p/e is at 9.1. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) stands at 3.52 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 1.04. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 12.38. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) are reported at 0 and 0 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) stands at 1.4, 10.3 and 17.3 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) is reported at 1.24 Billion with income of 441.9 Million. The outstanding shares of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) are 209.09 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 0 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -0.23 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) is ticked at 0.7%, the figure is plummeted -9.39% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 24.3. The 52 week high of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) is placed at 25.65 and 52 week low is standing at 15.62.

Performance wise the shares of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) fell down -2.34% for the week, it also rise 0.34% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went down 5.47%. The shares increase 14.19% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) shrinked -14.59% for the yearly performance.

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC)

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) closed at $16.84 on the last trading session with an decrease of -0.71%, whereas, it previously closed at $16.96. The company has a market capitalization of $847.89 Million. The company traded shares of 159131 on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 260.86 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) produced diluted EPS of 4.07. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 0.99 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at -0.14. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 155.1, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 0.99% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 11% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at -45.5%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) is at 4.14 while the forward p/e is at 17.1. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) stands at 1.66 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 0.48. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 0. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) are reported at 0 and 0 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) stands at 0, 0 and 5.2 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) is reported at 510.8 Million with income of 185.7 Million. The outstanding shares of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) are 50.35 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 84.2 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -0.19 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) is ticked at 0.5%, the figure is rose 8.4% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 25.33. The 52 week high of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) is placed at 23.34 and 52 week low is standing at 15.02.

Performance wise the shares of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) fell down -10.85% for the week, it also fell -8.58% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -12.88%. The shares decrease -9.12% for the half year and plummeted for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC) shrinked -11.46% for the yearly performance.