B of A Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

BAC -  USA Stock  

USD 37.02  0.35  0.95%

The current analyst and expert consensus on B of A is Buy, with 1 strong sell and 9 strong buy opinions. The current projected B of A target price consensus is 51.11 with 14 analyst opinions. The most common way Bank Of America analysts use to provide recommendation to the public is financial statements analysis. Many experts also interview B of A executives and customers to further validate their buy or sell advice. B of A buy-or-sell recommendation module provides average expert sentiment on the projected Bank Of America target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on projected price volatility of 7.254. Continue to Macroaxis Advice on B of A to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.
  
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The current year Gross Profit is expected to grow to about 97.6 B, whereas Profit Margin is forecasted to decline to 0.28. B of A Long Term Debt is projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Long Term Debt was at 301.69 Billion. The current year Shareholders Equity is expected to grow to about 289.8 B, whereas Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income is forecasted to decline to (5.5 B).

B of A Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. B of A target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. B of A target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions15
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Buy
Most B of A analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand B of A stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Bank Of America, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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B of A Target Price Projection

B of A's current and average target prices are 37.02 and 51.11, respectively. The current price of B of A is the price at which Bank Of America is currently trading. On the other hand, B of A's target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

B of A Market Quote on 28th of May 2022

Low Price36.58Odds
High Price37.05Odds

37.02

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On B of A Target Price

Low Estimate40.0Odds
High Estimate64.0Odds
Number of Analysts14
Standard Deviation7.254

51.107

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Bank Of America and the information provided on this page.

B of A Analyst Ratings

B of A's analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about B of A stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of B of A's financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. B of A's historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Average Consensus Estimates

About B of A Target Price Projections

B of A's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Bank Of America and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of B of A depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Bank Of America including analysis of its current option contracts.
B of A's latest option contracts expiring on 2022-06-03 are carrying combined implied volatility of 29.97 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 0.57 over 96 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying more calls than puts on contracts expiring on 2022-06-03. The current put volume is at 16394, with calls trading at the volume of 24406. This yields a 0.67 put-to-call volume ratio. The B of A option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Bank Of America option contracts. It shows all of B of A's listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-06-03 Option Contracts

B of A option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in B of A's lending market. For example, when B of A's puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on B of A, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting B of A stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows B of A's distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. B of A's open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for B of A's option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

B of A Maximum Pain Price across 2022-06-03 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as B of A close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
B of A's stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Bank Of America common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell B of A stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If B of A's stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Continue to Macroaxis Advice on B of A to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Bank Of America In The Money Call Balance

When B of A's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Bank Of America stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying B of A's options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' options written on Bank Of America are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

B of A Current Options Market Mood

B of A's open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps B of A Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of B of A's calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. B of A's option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current B of A's option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional B of A Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of B of A is a key component of B of A valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a B of A.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of B of A's 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 B of A in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
34.6337.0139.39
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
33.3243.7246.10
Details
Earnings
Estimates (11)
LowProjected EPSHigh
3.363.493.53
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as B of A. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against B of A's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, B of A'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 Bank Of America.

Additional B of A Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of B of A is a key component of B of A valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a B of A.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of B of A's 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 B of A in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
34.6337.0139.39
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
33.3243.7246.10
Details
Earnings
Estimates (11)
LowProjected EPSHigh
3.363.493.53
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as B of A. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against B of A's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, B of A'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 Bank Of America.

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The data published in B of A's official financial statements usually reflect B of A's business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Bank Of America. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by B of A accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what B of A's liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Financial Services space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of B of A's financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, B of A's management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in B of A's accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Bank Of America. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of B of A's management to manipulate its earnings.