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How to buy SunTrust Banks stock

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SunTrust Banks, Inc is an other business based in the US. SunTrust Banks shares (STI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SunTrust Banks employs 22,709 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$31.1 billion.

How to buy shares in SunTrust Banks

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for SunTrust Banks. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until SunTrust Banks reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of SunTrust Banks, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SunTrust Banks. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

SunTrust Banks share price

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SunTrust Banks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-04-10.
52-week range USD$N/A - USD$N/A
50-day moving average USD$70.13
200-day moving average USD$69.0107
Wall St. target price USD$71.5
PE ratio 12.8443
Dividend yield USD$2.24 (3.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.459

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Is it a good time to buy SunTrust Banks stock?

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Is SunTrust Banks under- or over-valued?

Valuing SunTrust Banks stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SunTrust Banks's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

SunTrust Banks's P/E ratio

SunTrust Banks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, SunTrust Banks shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

SunTrust Banks's PEG ratio

SunTrust Banks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.63. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into SunTrust Banks's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SunTrust Banks financials

Gross profit TTM USD$9 billion
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $54.868
Market capitalisation USD$31.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

SunTrust Banks's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like SunTrust Banks.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

SunTrust Banks's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.25

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and SunTrust Banks's overall score of 30.25 (as at 01/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 49th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like SunTrust Banks is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

SunTrust Banks's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.36/100

SunTrust Banks's environmental score of 4.36 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SunTrust Banks is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

SunTrust Banks's social score

Social score: 18.8/100

SunTrust Banks's social score of 18.8 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SunTrust Banks is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

SunTrust Banks's governance score

Governance score: 11.08/100

SunTrust Banks's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that SunTrust Banks is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

SunTrust Banks's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. SunTrust Banks scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that SunTrust Banks hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

SunTrust Banks, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.25
Total ESG percentile 48.95
Environmental score 4.36
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 18.8
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.08
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

SunTrust Banks share dividends

We're not expecting SunTrust Banks to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

SunTrust Banks overview

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit entities in the United States. It operates in two segments, Consumer and Wholesale. The Consumer segment provides deposits and payments; home equity and personal credit lines; auto, student, and other lending products; credit cards; discount/online and full-service brokerage products; professional investment advisory products and services; and trust services, as well as family office solutions. This segment also offers residential mortgage products in the secondary market. The Wholesale segment provides capital markets solutions, including advisory, capital raising, and financial risk management; asset-based financing solutions, such as securitizations, asset-based lending, equipment financing, and structured real estate arrangements; cash management services and auto dealer financing solutions; investment banking solutions; and credit and deposit, fee-based product offering, multi-family agency lending, advisory, commercial mortgage brokerage, and tailored financing and equity investment solutions. This segment also offers treasury and payment solutions, such as operating various electronic and paper payment types, which comprise card, wire transfer, automated clearing house, check, and cash; and provides services clients to manage their accounts online. The company offers its products and services through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines, Internet, mobile, and telephone banking channels. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 1,218 full-service banking offices located in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia. SunTrust Banks, Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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