Will PacWest Bancorp (PACW) shares lead the market?

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Wall Street is positive on PacWest Bancorp (PACW). On average, analysts give PacWest Bancorp a Strong Buy rating. The average price target is $59, which means analysts expect the stock to rise 32.20% over the next twelve months. This average ranking earns PacWest Bancorp an analyst rating of 59, which is better than 59% of stocks based on data compiled by InvestorsObserver.

Wall Street analysts rate PACW as a strong buy today. Find out what this means to you and get the rest of the leaderboard on PACW!

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What’s going on with PacWest Bancorp stocks today?

PacWest Bancorp (PACW) stock is trading at $44.63 at 11:38 a.m. Thursday, March 24, up $0.47, or 1.06% from the previous closing price of $44.16 . The stock has traded between $44.10 and $44.86 so far today. Volume today is less active than usual. So far, 231,306 shares have been traded with an average volume of 1,076,261 shares. Click here for the full PacWest Bancorp stock report.

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