Why Bank of America Stock Is Scary Today

Despite shares of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) more than doubling in value in 2012, the stock still trades below its tangible book value per share -- a sign the bank may be undervalued. Although shares may have significant upside in the long term, many investors are not comfortable putting their money behind the Charlotte, NC megabank.

Because of its polarizing nature, the bank's stock is consistently one of the most actively traded stocks on the market. As more and more investors love the stock, more and more investors hate the stock -- and emotion enters the equation.

In this video, Motley Fool banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer, a B of A shareholder, discuss the best approach to take if one is interested in acquiring Bank of America shares. 

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  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2013, at 8:40 AM, mastedon2 wrote:

    Its the robots trading. you simply cannot write an article today involving investor "sentiment" with billions of shares trading per second by machines with algorithms.

    Yet, I did enjoy another Mostly Stool negative sentiment article about BofA. Whats that, 22 so far this year?

  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2013, at 10:25 AM, billhammer1 wrote:

    BANK OF AMERICA SHOULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS TODAY, THEY HAD ME ARRESTED FOR 12 CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR TRYING TO DEPOSIT A CHECK IN MY WIFES ACCOUNT THAT WAS DRAWN ON THEIR BANK FROM MY MOTHER IN LAW TO ME, ON FEB 1 THEIR SYSTEM WAS DOWN, SUPPOSEDLY, THEY DIRECTED YOU TO GO TO A LOCAL BRANCH TO DO YOUR TRANSACTION, WHICH I DID. THEIR CHECK GOING INTO THEIR ACCOUNT, NO CASH CHANGING PERSONAL HANDS, WHEN THEY DENIED ME, I ASKED TO CASH CHECK, WAS AGAING DENIED. I IN TURN MADE THE REMARK, WISE OR NOT, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET MY MONEY BLOW THE VAULT? THIS INNOCENT COMMENT, CAUSED ME TO BE ARRESTED AND HAS NOW COST ME $14000.00 TO DEFEND MYSELF IN AN UP COMING JURY TRIAL. THE BOAN OF AMERICA BRANCH WAS LOCATED IN MEDIA, PA. THANKS FOR THE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND I WONDER WHICH OR WHO WENT TO JAIL FROM BANK OF AMERICA FOR BUNDLING KNOWN BAD MORTGAGES AND SELLING TO OTHER BANKS, AH NO ONE.. THEY HAVE PAID IN EXCESS OF $50 BILLION IN FINES FOR THEIR DECEPTIVE BANKING. THEY HAVE GUTS TRYING TO PUT ME IN JAIL FOR THEM NOT PROCESSING A DEPOSIT AND OR CASHING MY CHCEK DRAWN ON THEIR BANK. ALSO MAYBE B.O.A. COULD HIRE SOME UNDERSTANDABLE ENGLISH SPEAKING MANAGERS AT THE MEDIA, PA BRANCH. ALSO THEIR " SYSTEM WAS DOWN" BUT THEY WANTED TO GIVE ME A HAND WRITTEN RECIPT?

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