JPMorgan shares target raised by Piper Sandler on upbeat investor day

JPMorgan shares target raised by Piper Sandler on upbeat investor day
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On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM ) received a boost to its price target, now set at $220 for the shares, up from the previous $220, by Piper Sandler. The firm has also reaffirmed its Overweight rating on the bank's shares.

This adjustment follows JPMorgan's annual investor day held in New York City, where the bank presented an increased forecast for its full-year 2024 net interest income (NII) and reaffirmed its medium-term return on tangible common equity (ROTCE) targets.

The financial institution also provided positive commentary on its credit quality, including a tightened forecast for 2024 credit card net charge-offs (NCOs).

However, while investment banking revenues for the second quarter of 2024 are expected to fall short of initial projections, trading revenues in the Markets division are predicted to outperform expectations.

This combination of factors is anticipated to exert upward pressure on Piper Sandler's earnings per share (EPS) estimates for JPMorgan.

Despite the overall positive outlook, the bank's CEO indicated during the latter part of the investor day that JPMorgan does not plan to engage in significant stock repurchases at current prices.

This statement tempered the enthusiasm of some investors who were hoping that share buybacks might once again play a significant role in the company's capital return strategy. The stock experienced some weakening following these remarks.

Nevertheless, Piper Sandler views the day's disclosures as generally constructive and continues to recommend an Overweight stance on JPMorgan shares.

The firm's updated price target reflects confidence in the bank's financial outlook and strategic direction as conveyed during the investor day event.

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