February 9, 2012
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian financial services giant Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BMO's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||CEO William Downe
CFO Thomas Flynn
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
||Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Royal Bank of Canada
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 91% of the 356 members who have rated BMO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Late last year, one of those Fools, DollarDaze100, highlighted several of BMO's positives:
Very solid company run by very smart, pragmatic, risk-appropriate executives. Excellent product line-up. Bold but thoughtful foray into US through subsidiary Harris Bank in Chicago via [Marshall & Ilsley] merger will eventually yield growth, earnings and ... stock price appreciation. Has strong capital, market street smarts, can compete on Wall Street and Main Street.
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