Berkshire Story

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BHLB -- USA Stock  

USD 20.32  0.32  1.55%

As many baby boomers are indifferent towards financial services space, it makes sense to go over Berkshire Hills Bancorp against current market trends. As expected, Berkshire Hills is starting to reaffirm its true potential as investors are becoming more and more confident in the future outlook. The returns on investing in Berkshire Hills and the market returns of the last few months appear uncorrelated. The appearance of strong basic indicators of the company suggests a short-term price swing for investors of Berkshire. Berkshire Hills Bancorp is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 3rd of May 2021.
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Will Berkshire Hills (NYSE:BHLB) price continue to rise in February?
The company's average rating is Hold from 4 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 Berkshire Hills market sentiment investors' perception of the future value of Berkshire. Let us look at a few aspects of Berkshire technical analysis. About 79.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies. Berkshire Hills Bancorp has price-to-book (P/B) ratio of 0.82. Some equities with similar Price to Book (P/B) outperform the market in the long run. The entity recorded a loss per share of 10.39. The firm last dividend was issued on the 16th of December 2020.
Using predictive technical analysis, we will analyze different prices and returns patterns and diagnose historical swings to determine the real value of Berkshire Hills Bancorp. In general, we focus on analyzing Berkshire Hills stock price patterns and their correlations with different microeconomic environment and drivers. We also apply predictive analytics to build Berkshire Hills'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 Berkshire Hills's intrinsic value. In addition to deriving basic predictive indicators for Berkshire Hills, we also check how macroeconomic factors affect Berkshire Hills 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 Berkshire Hills' 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 Berkshire Hills 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 Berkshire Hills. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Berkshire Hills' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Berkshire Hills' 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 Berkshire Hills Bancorp.

How does Berkshire Stands against Peers?

Analyzing Berkshire Hills 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 Berkshire Hills 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 Berkshire Hills Competition Details

How Berkshire utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Berkshire Hills, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Berkshire Hills is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Berkshire Hills cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.
Berkshire Hills Net Cash Flow from Operations is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Cash Flow from Operations was at 128.25 Million

Berkshire Hills exotic insider transaction detected

Legal trades by Berkshire Hills 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:
Berkshire insider trading alert for general transaction of stock options by White Jason T, EVP Chief Information Officer, on 12th of February 2021. This event was filed by Berkshire Hills Bancorp I with SEC on 2021-02-12. Initial filing of beneficial ownership - SEC Form 3 [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 Berkshire Hills Variance

Berkshire Hills Bancorp has current Variance of 19.41. Variance is another measure of security risk that shows the amount of dispersion of equity returns around their mean value. Variance is calculated as the average squared deviations from the mean. Evaluating a set of investment alternatives one can use variance to help determine the volatility when purchasing a specific security. Similar to Standard Deviation, the variance is a measure of how far a set of numbers is spread out around its mean.

Variance is also a measure of stock volatility and can help determine the risk an investor might take on when purchasing a specific security. A relatively big variance indicates that the daily prices or returns are far from the mean and a small variance indicates that they are located around the mean.

Variance 
 = 
SUM(RET DEV)2 
 = 
19.41
SUM = Summation notation
RET DEV = Actual returns deviation over selected period
N = Number of points for the period
Let's now compare Berkshire Hills Variance to its closest peers:
BHLB
EBMT
EBSB
EBTC
EFSI
BHLB19.411035784381816
EBMT5.42
EBSB9.59
EBTC5.92
EFSI1.32

Our take on today Berkshire Hills rise

Current downside variance is at 11.82. Berkshire Hills Bancorp shows above-average downside volatility for the selected time horizon. We advise investors to inspect Berkshire Hills Bancorp further and ensure that all market timing and asset allocation strategies are consistent with the estimation of Berkshire Hills future alpha.

Whereas some companies under the banks?regional industry are still a bit expensive, Berkshire Hills may offer a potential longer-term growth to investors. On the whole, as of the 25th of January 2021, we see that Berkshire Hills moves slightly opposite to the market. The company is overvalued with below average probability of financial unrest within the next 24 months. Our present 30 days buy-sell recommendation on the company is Hold.

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