Associated Story

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ASB -- USA Stock  

USD 20.79  0.19  0.92%

As many baby boomers are indifferent towards financial services space, it makes sense to go over Associated Banc Corp against current market trends. As we have suggested previously, Associated Banc is beginning its slip as investors shift to be more bearish due to the increased sector volatility. Associated Banc Corp moves indifferently to market moves. A lot of the movements of the company stock price movements has been a reflection of what is happening in the market overall. Strong fundamental indicators of the company may suggest signs of short-term price drift for investors. Associated Banc Corp is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 22nd of April 2021.
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Will Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) continue to slip in February?
Associated Banc Corp's average rating is Hold from 10 analysts. Do analysts base this consensus on technical analyses? We know that typical technical analysis utilizes price momentum, patterns, and trends looking at historical prices. It aims to identify signals based on Associated Banc market sentiment investors' perception of the future value of Associated. Let us look at a few aspects of Associated technical analysis.
Using predictive technical analysis, we will analyze different prices and returns patterns and diagnose historical swings to determine the real value of Associated Banc Corp. In general, we focus on analyzing Associated Banc stock price patterns and their correlations with different microeconomic environment and drivers. We also apply predictive analytics to build Associated Banc's daily price indicators and compare them against related drivers such as momentum indicators and various other types of predictive indicators. Using this methodology combined with a more conventional technical analysis and fundamental analysis, we attempt to find the most accurate representation of Associated Banc's intrinsic value. In addition to deriving basic predictive indicators for Associated Banc, we also check how macroeconomic factors affect Associated Banc price patterns. Please read more on our technical analysis page or use our predictive modules below to complement your research.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Associated Banc's stock price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Associated Banc in the context of predictive analytics.
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Associated Banc. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Associated Banc's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Associated Banc's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Associated Banc Corp.

How does Associated Stands against Peers?

Analyzing Associated Banc competition or peers my help you to expand the diversification possibilities of your existing portfolios and to get a better perspective on locking in new positions. Try to analyze the advantages of investing in traded instruments related to Associated Banc across multiple sectors and thematic ideas. A good competitive analysis can cover a lot of different areas. But what areas to choose depends on who you are. The more exhaustive you are in your analysis, the more effective your competitive analysis will be.
Check out Associated Banc Competition Details

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions.
It is good to see analyst projects for Associated Banc, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Exercise or conversion by David Stein of 15617 shares of Associated Banc subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by Associated Banc insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
Associated insider trading alert for exercise of non-qualified stock option (right to buy) by David Stein, Executive Vice President, on 25th of February 2021. This event was filed by Associated Banccorp with SEC on 2021-02-25. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4. David Stein currently serves as executive vice president head - retail banking of the company and bank of Associated Banc Corp [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Closer look at Associated Banc Downside Variance

Associated Banc Corp has current Downside Variance of 7.42. Downside Variance (or DV) is measured by target semi-variance and is termed downside volatility. It is expressed in percentages and therefore allows for rankings in the same way as variance. One way to view downside volatility is the annualized variance of returns below the target.

Downside Variance is the probability-weighted squared below-target returns. The squaring of the below-target returns has the effect of penalizing failures at an exponential rate. This is consistent with observations made on the behavior of individual decision-making under.

Downside Variance 
 = 
SUM(RET DEV)2 
N(ER) 
 = 
7.42
SUM = Summation notation
RET DEV = Actual returns deviation over selected period
N(ER) = Number of points with returns less than expected return for the period
Let's now compare Associated Banc Downside Variance to its closest peers:
ASB
KB
EFSI
EBSB
EBMT
ASB7.416417164578442
KB4.17
EFSI1.8
EBSB6.27
EBMT4.51

Will Associated slip impact its fundamentals?

Current semi variance is at 4.76. Associated Banc Corp currently demonstrates below-verage downside deviation. It has Information Ratio of 0.17 and Jensen Alpha of 0.45. However, we do advice investors to further question Associated Banc Corp expected returns to ensure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk.

Our Conclusion on Associated Banc

Whereas other companies in the banks?regional industry are either recovering or due for a correction, Associated Banc may not be performing as strong as the other in terms of long-term growth potentials. With a relatively neutral outlook on the current economy, it is better to hold off any trading of Associated as the current risk-reward utility is not appealing enough. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Associated Banc.

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