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More top-performing CAPS members are bullish on National Bank of Greece
Many CAPS members had enjoyed National Bank of Greece's hefty dividend yield -- that is, until the company was forced to cut it because it took financial assistance from the Greek government. The bank had been sporting a payout of $0.54 for a stock that traded at less than $10, while U.S. banks such as Bank of America
Greek's largest lender by assets has felt the effects of the credit markets, as has Wells Fargo
In July, the bank completed a rights issue and received a strong response from shareholders, who oversubscribed to the $1.77 billion issue. Whereas foreign institutions such as the U.K.'s Lloyds Banking Group
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