Buys and Sells in the 50 Biggest Bank Stocks

   
Buys and Sells in the 50 Biggest Bank Stocks

A survey conducted by Z/Yen Group has just indicated that London is no longer the sole world capital of finance, sharing the honor with New York City after a brutal 2009.The big slip for London in the annual ranking was due to highly unpopular tax increases on bonuses, which led to an exodus of top talent, and uncertainties about future banking regulation in the region. While that may be bad news for London banks, it provides a big opportunity for investors looking to capitalize on Wall Street’s resurgence.

Many of you write me often asking for my top bank stocks, and I have been reluctant to recommend any picks specifically because of our own regulatory hangups. Also, it has never really been my place to pitch banks as a “growth guy,” since the big financial firms almost never have the earnings and sales growth I demand.

That said, here are the biggest 50 financial stocks (by market cap) as graded by Portfolio Grader, my FREE stock ranking tool. An A is my highest recommendation, which is “Strong Buy” and an F is my worst ranking, which is “Strong Sell.” Click on any company’s ticker to get my free fundamental analysis of each stock:

TICKER
COMPANY NAME
GRADE
MARKET CAP (B)
AMP Ameriprise Financial 
B
$11.05
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding
D
$11.10
AXP American Express Co.
B
$48.59
BAC Bank of America Corp.
D
$145.76
BBD Banco Bradesco S/A 
C
$34.35
BBT BB&T Corp.
C
$21.18
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya 
C
$54.05
BCH Banco de Chile 
A
$8.86
BCS Barclays PLC 
C
$60.80
BEN Franklin Resources Inc.
C
$24.72
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
F
$35.90
BLK Blackrock Inc.
B
$10.52
C Citigroup Inc.
C
$113.08
CME CME Group Inc.  (Cl A)
C
$20.91
COF Capital One Financial Corp.
C
$18.16
CS Credit Suisse Group (ADS)
C
$58.26
DB Deutsche Bank AG
C
$44.88
DFS Discover Financial Services
D
$8.13
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp
B
$10.46
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
C
$90.12
HBC HSBC Holdings PLC (ADS)
D
$123.56
HDB HDFC Bank Ltd. (ADS)
B
$19.93
IBN ICICI Bank Ltd. (ADS)
B
$23.03
ICE IntercontinentalExchange Inc.
D
$8.10
ING ING Groep N.V. (ADS)
D
$20.29
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding 
B
$48.74
IVZ INVESCO Ltd.
D
$8.54
IX Orix Corp. (ADS)
B
$8.47
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
D
$170.10
KB KB Financial Group Inc. 
C
$14.12
MFG Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (ADS)
D
$32.57
MS Morgan Stanley
F
$40.70
MTB M&T Bank Corp.
C
$9.46
MTU Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (ADS)
D
$73.66
NBG National Bank of Greece S.A. (ADS)
D
$13.32
NMR Nomura Holdings Inc. (ADS)
D
$27.33
NTRS Northern Trust Corp.
D
$13.04
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
C
$26.73
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (ADS)
D
$29.41
RF Regions Financial Corp. (New)
C
$8.75
SAN Banco Santander-Chile (ADS)
A
$12.46
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp.
D
$21.42
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co. Ltd.  (ADS)
A
$18.47
STD Banco Santander S.A.  (ADS)
C
$116.05
STI SunTrust Banks Inc.
D
$13.41
STT State Street Corp.
D
$22.10
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
C
$13.79
UBS UBS AG
D
$54.01
USB U.S. Bancorp
C
$49.11
WBK Westpac Banking Corp. (ADS)
B
$72.52
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
C
$153.44
WF Woori Finance Holdings 
B
$10.53

 

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