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  • Say Aloha to These Hawaiian Stocks

    By Chris Katje - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BOH, HE, HA

    The state of Hawaii has long been a popular tourist destination for both Americans and international travelers. Despite its ranking as the 41st most populous state in the 2010 U.S. Census, Hawaii sees millions of passengers each year. The state, which had a population of 1.39 million people in 2012, has seen flights and cruise ship arrivals grow in 2013.

    Through the month of April, the state more »

  • Say Aloha to These Hawaiian Stocks

    By Jonathan Lim - February 17, 2013 | Tickers: ALEX, BOH, CPF

    I’m not one to daydream, but this week I have been imagining the swaying palm trees, poke plate lunches, and overall joie de vivre of the Hawaiian Islands. Beach weather is at least three months away, and I could use a dose of sunshine.

    My portfolio could too. Figuratively of course, but what about literally? Could adding some Hawaiian stocks help me brighten my returns?

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  • 5 Dividend Picks from Value Investing Legend

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 6, 2013 | Tickers: AB, BOH, FII, KKR, MN

    Financial stocks had a remarkable year in 2012. Based on the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), financials were the best performing sector last year, returning 23.4%. Despite the broad sector’s rally, some financial stocks remain undervalued. With the growth prospects of the sector expected to improve in 2013, financials are likely to extend their gains further. The greatest potential for market-beating returns over the medium term are more »

  • Citi: A Test for Big-Bank Simplicity

    By Matt Koppenheffer - November 30, 2012 | Tickers: BOH, C

    Citigroup (NYSE: C) ain't no Bank of Hawaii (NYSE: BOH).

    Tropical location aside, there's a gulf between the two banks when it comes to the complexity -- or, at least, the percieved complexity of the operations. But one thing they do share in common is that when a turnaround was needed, Michael O'Neill showed up. 

    But will it be as simple and straightforward for O'Neill at Citi more »

  • A Pre-Earnings Look At The Banking Environment

    By Maxwell Fisher - October 13, 2012 | Tickers: BAC, BOH, BBT, C

    As we sputter toward earnings season for big banks, it bears noting that the average American bank stock is still trading 58% below its level of February, 2007. That is despite an average 24% advance thus far in 2012. What has been clear since the bottom of the market in early 2009 is that the banking industry has some clear winners and losers, and some that are stuck somewhere in more »

  • The Fed's Extension of Twist Is Bad News for U.S. Bancorp, Peers

    By Maxwell Fisher - June 25, 2012 | Tickers: BOH, HCBK, USB, WFC

    The Federal Reserve is at it again. It is ignoring the law of diminishing returns that inherently follows from a string of “pro-growth” policies. Mortgage rates, car loan rates, and Treasury bond rates are all at historic lows. Short term rates are approaching zero. So, the Federal Reserve is going to extend its twist program for another go round, sell short and medium term notes, and use the proceeds to more »

  • 1 Healthy Bank To Buy, 2 To Skip Out On This Year

    By Christopher French - January 25, 2012 | Tickers: BOH, KEY, RF

    As more banks release earnings, an some a couple trends have emerged. First, banks that truly struggled in the recent recession continue to struggle, while those who got through the 2008 – 2009 period unscathed continue their winning ways. Second, margins are under real pressure, and the Federal Reserve's “twist” program, along with anemic economic growth, are likely to subdue margins for all of 2012.  I will look at one more »

  • Banks Finally a Buy?

    By Patrick King - January 18, 2012 | Tickers: BOH, CHCO, NYCB

    According to the Wall Street Journal, banks are finally increasing lending. Since the Fed has committed to low rates for quite a while, these new loans should prove profitable, which could be why bank stocks have started to turn around.

    The news attracted me to the sector. My own methodology valuing profits and dividends (I like companies that make money, and that give it to me) attracted me to the more »