March 17, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics around the investing world.
Bank of America got pretty good news from the recent Federal Reserve stress tests. Its stressed-out numbers under an economic-meltdown scenario were acceptable and in line with its peers. And unlike Citigroup, it was smart enough not to try to request a boost in dividends or share buybacks, as it has tried in the past. This news isn't earth-shattering, but because B of A has been so beaten down, its shares respond extra favorably to good news. Anand explains.
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