Will Bank of America Be Able to Boost Its Dividend?

Last night, investors saw the results of the Dodd-Frank stress tests come out, and Bank of America's (NYSE: BAC  ) results were reasonably strong, showing that the bank has been able to increase the amount of capital it's holding. But is it healthy enough to ask for an increase to its dividend from the Fed next week, after the CCAR stress test results are released?

In this video, Motley Fool financials analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson talk about how B of A compares to Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) , which has said it will not ask for a dividend increase; Matt tells us why he will be disappointed if B of A doesn't, either. 

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  • Report this Comment On March 08, 2013, at 7:06 PM, Rusty56 wrote:

    Brian will ask for a dividend hike, if he doesn't he will look like a fool after he has already said he wanted to increase the dividend. To follow Citigroups lame example would be suicidal.

  • Report this Comment On March 08, 2013, at 11:26 PM, TMFKopp wrote:

    Rifleman! You said something other than "yawn!" Now that's reason for excitement.

    Re: Moynihan, I hope you're right. Though I can't blame Corbat for his call at Citi. After last year the last thing he needs is to get rejected by the Fed in his first six months on the job.


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