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  • Low Interest Rates Create Uncertain Climate for Banking Stocks

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: COF, HCBK, NYCB

    The banking sector has been the source of much speculation, particularly since the financial crisis five years ago. But many of the smaller banks are often overlooked due to the flashy headlines the big players attract. Below are a few of the less talked about banks that you should consider keeping an eye on; but not all of them are buys right now due to interest rate uncertainty.

    Low long-term more »

  • Don’t Put Your Money in the Bank But Invest in These Banks Instead

    By Emmanuel Floriann - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, NYCB, VLY

    Putting your money in banks may be the safest thing to do, but it is also not the best place to grow your money. While you can earn income from interests, you can invest your money instead on these banks that can let you earn much bigger yield beyond your imagination.

    The earning potentials are infinite, but the risk is high, as well. But, by properly balancing the risks and more »

  • Regional Banks Continue to Perform Well

    By Bob Ciura - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, KEY, NYCB

    Regional banks, those that cater to a particular section of the nation as opposed to their bulge-bracket peers, might fly under the radar of investors interested in buying bank stocks. While nearly all the coverage of bank stocks from the financial media pertains to the banking giants of the United States, investors would be wise to dig deeper into smaller regional banks that are performing well and aren’t under more »

  • A Good Small-Cap Regional Bank

    By Anh HOANG - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: CNBC, NYCB, VLY

    Barron’s recently featured a New Jersey regional bank that it thinks has upside potential of as much as 30%, in spite of the current challenging banking environment. That bank is Center Bancorp (NASDAQ: CNBC).

    In the past twelve months, Center Bancorp's stock has increased by nearly 13.8%, a similar gain compared to the S&P 500. Interestingly, this regional bank is in the portfolio of several famous more »

  • 3 Highest Yielding Stocks in Irving Kahn's Portfolio

    By Anh HOANG - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: BP, NYCB, ORI

    In investing, a simple strategy works the best. The best sources of investment opportunities are from the portfolios of famous and successful value investors. Many of us might have known the oldest living investment professionals, Irving Kahn. He has been living for more than a century, and is still working five days a week because he loves investing so much.

    Income investors might follow him into some of his picks more »

  • Three Highest Yielding Stocks in Irving Kahn's Portfolio

    By Anh HOANG - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BP, NYCB, ORI

    In investing, simple strategy works the best. The best sources of investment opportunities are from the portfolios of famous and successful value investors. Many of us might have known the oldest living investment professionals, Irving Kahn. He has been living for more than a century and still working five days a week because he loves investing so much. Income investors might follow him into some of his picks, which pays more »

  • A High-Yielding Community Bank for Income Investors

    By Anh HOANG - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: HCBK, NYCB

    In previous articles, I have discussed the two biggest positions, including Pfizer and Citigroup, managed by the 106-year-old student of Benjamin Graham, Irving Kahn. He seems to like the banking industry a lot as his third biggest position was also a bank, New York Community Bancorp (NYSE: NYCB). As of December 2012, Irving Kahn owned nearly 3.6 million shares of the bank, accounting for 8.2% of his total more »

  • A High Yield Community Bank for Income Investors

    By Anh HOANG - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: HCBK, NYCB

    In the previous articles, I have mentioned the two biggest positions including Pfizer and Citigroup, managed by the 106-year-old student of Benjamin Graham, Irving Kahn. He seems to like the banking industry a lot as his third biggest position was also a bank, New York Community Bancorp (NYSE: NYCB). As of Dec 2012, Irving Kahn owned nearly 3.6 million shares in the bank, accounting for 8.2% of his more »

  • Two Stress-Test Winners That May be Flying Under Your Radar

    By Bob Ciura - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, KEY, NYCB

    In the aftermath of the Federal Reserve stress-testing the nation’s banks, most investors likely have an understanding of where the biggest banks currently stand. However, while America’s bulge-bracket financial institutions have been hampered by issues ranging from legal settlements to massive trading losses, there are a number of smaller banks that are doing very well.

    Regional banks, which offer financial services to a particular region of the United more »

  • Hedge Fund Kahn Brothers’ Stock Picks for 2013

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: C, MRK, NYCB, PFE, NYT

    Hedge funds and other major investors continue to file their 13Fs for the fourth quarter of 2012 this week, disclosing many of their long equity positions as of the end of December. We believe that there are multiple ways to take advantage of this information. One technique we use is to pool 13F filings in our database and use them to formulate investment strategies; the most popular small cap stocks more »

  • What Do the CFPB’s New Mortgage Rules Mean for Investors?

    By Kyle Colona - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: NYCB, UCBI, VLY

    In January, the Consumer Protection Finance Bureau (CFPB) announced “new rules” to enhance consumer protections for high-cost mortgages. But these rules are not so much new as they are enhancements to the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA).

    This law was enacted in 1994 to address problems in home-equity lending and refinances in the subprime mortgage market. Since then, HOEPA has been an attempt to tamp down high-rate and more »

  • Consider Regional Banks for Value and Income

    By Bob Ciura - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: HBAN, KEY, NYCB

    The prospect of investing in banks probably brings up the usual suspects for most investors; namely, the nation’s biggest bulge-bracket banks usually come to mind for any investor considering the financial services sector.  However, while America’s biggest banks have been hampered by issues ranging from legal settlements to massive trading losses, there are a number of smaller banks that are doing quite well.  Regional banks, which are banks more »

  • High-Yield Opportunity or the Next Dividend to Go?

    By Chad Henage - November 27, 2012 | Tickers: BBT, MTB, NYCB, USB

    I've been accused in the past of manipulating numbers to meet my thesis, but usually in investing, the numbers are what they are. In a recent article by John Maxfield on Fool.com, he extolled the virtues of New York Community Bancorp (NYSE: NYCB). Almost anyone can spot the main reason many investors might consider NYCB, and that is their dividend of nearly 8%. However, if there is anything that the last several years have taught investors, it is don't assume all dividends are created equal. In addition, though an 8% yield is attractive, that is just one of the reasons to consider a stock.

  • Kahn Brothers’ Recent Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 6, 2012 | Tickers: C, MRK, NYCB, PFE, NYT

    Irving and Thomas Kahn are value investors who have been running their investment firm since 1978. Irving Kahn was one of legendary value investor Benjamin Graham’s students, and the firm’s emphasis on a stock’s pricing relative to its book value and historical earnings is much in line with that tradition. In early November Kahn Brothers filed its 13F for the third quarter of 2012, which discloses many more »

  • Top Value Plays from the Kahn Brothers

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 14, 2012 | Tickers: MRK, NYCB, PFE, NYT

    The Kahn Brothers have operated their namesake hedge fund, Kahn Brothers Group, since 1978. Irving Kahn studied under Benjamin Graham and earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University. Thomas G. Kahn received his M.B.A. from New York University. Their website quotes Benjamin Graham, whose protégé, Warren Buffett, was inspired by Graham's value-based approach: “An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis promises safety of principal more »

  • Can You Bank On These High Yielding Companies?

    By Chad Henage - May 10, 2012 | Tickers: NYCB, BNS

    The banking industry doesn't get much love in today's market. Even the best banks can barely get their stock prices to move. When an industry is in the doldrums, sometimes you have to look outside of the biggest names to find bargains. I recently ran a screen on the Motley Fool CAPS Screener to look for bank stocks that paid at least a 2% yield, had 10% or better earnings growth, and were rated 4 – 5 stars by the CAPS community. Of the stocks this screen returned, I found two that looked like they might be attractive buys, New York Community Bancorp (NYSE: NYCB) and The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS). I'll be referring to these companies as NYB and BNS to avoid an article that is longer than a trip to Nova Scotia. 

  • 4 High Yielding Bank Thrifts In 2012

    By Christopher French - February 9, 2012 | Tickers: FNFG, HCBK, NYCB, PBCT

    Savings and loans, or thrifts, are a subset of the banking industry which specialize in gathering low cost deposits, and utilizing those to issue mortgage loans. Yet, in an ultralow interest rate environment, the industry is suffering from historically low interest margins. Some banks are combating this by refusing to issue low priced loans, while others are rapidly expanding their balance sheets in order to have quantity of loans cancel more »
  • 3 Small Banks with Very Big Dividends

    By Michael French - January 30, 2012 | Tickers: AF, BAC, NYCB, PBCT

    The large cap financial like JP Morgan (JPM), Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) have been making a lot of headlines.  Improving balance sheets and rising profits are what they want you to believe.  The reality is lingering issues with losses and bad investments, stagnant revenue growth and profits based on manipulative accounting. The banking sector, as reflected by the financial Spyder (XLF) has been trending sideways since 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 »

  • Stock Upgrades And Downgrades From 2011/12/15

    By DividendYields - December 16, 2011 | Tickers: ANIP, BWA, CTAS, CCNE, FSLR, ITC, KIOR, LRCX, LEAP, LUFK.DL, LAVA, NYCB, NVLS, SWKS, TMUS, TE, VPHM

    Upgrades and downgrades are positive (negative) changes in the rating of a security. An upgrade is usually triggered by a steady improvement in the fundamentals and financials of the entity that has issued the security. Downgrade ratings are vice versa. Changes in the analyst rating could hit the company’s stock price significantly. Watch out the current rating decisions. Here is a current list of recent company upgrades and downgrades more »