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Thursday
Apr192012

Banks Rating Banks

We always find it interesting to see how the various Wall Street firms rate each other, so below is a table showing the current percentage of buy, hold and sell ratings for the 20 largest banks and brokers.  As shown, JP Morgan (JPM) is by far the most loved bank with 87.5% buy ratings, 12.5% hold ratings, and no sell ratings.  Wells Fargo (WFC) has the second most buy ratings at 76.3%, followed by Discover (DFS) at 74.1% and Capital One (COF) at 70%.  Citigroup has the fifth most buy ratings at 68.8%, but it also has 12.5% sell ratings, which is the second highest of the group behind Bank of America (BAC) at 12.8%.

The five least loved Wall Street stocks are Bank of New York (BK), Bank of America (BAC), BB&T (BBT), T Rowe Price (TROW) and Morgan Stanley (MS).  All five of these stocks have less than 40% buy ratings.  Goldman Sachs (GS) also has less than 50% buy ratings at 42.4%.  The majority of analysts covering Goldman rate it a hold at 51.5%.

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