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
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Bank of Montreal's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Toronto (1817)|
|Market Cap||$36 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$12.35 billion|
CEO William Downe
CFO Thomas Flynn
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||12.1%|
Bank of Nova Scotia
Royal Bank of Canada
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
This past summer, BUbulldog tapped BMO as a bankable bargain opportunity: "It's the most attractively priced Canadian bank at the moment -- and hey, it's Canadian and we all know what that means (no sub-prime mortgages like the US, no MBS, etc.)."
In fact, BMO currently sports a juicy dividend yield of 4.7%. That's slightly higher than that of main competitors Scotiabank (3.7%), Royal Bank of Canada (4.3%), and Toronto-Dominion (3.4%).
CAPS member designerMoney expands on the income opportunity: "Bank of Montreal with its consistent dividend and potential growth opportunities is my favorite banking stock, and also my bank. With its US business continuing to grow at a modest rate, along with providing an almost 5% dividend BMO will continue to outperform.
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