As 2011 comes to a close, it's a great time to look back at what happened to the stocks that interest you. By making sure you know the important things that a company accomplished -- as well as the setbacks it experienced -- you can make a better decision about whether it's a smart investment for your portfolio.
Today, let's take a look at JPMorgan Chase
Stats on JPMorgan Chase
|2011 YTD Return||(19.1%)|
|Market Cap||$128 billion|
|1-Year Revenue Growth||18.4%|
|1-Year Earnings Growth||26.9%|
|Tier 1 Capital Ratio||12.1%|
|CAPS Rating (out of 5)||***|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ; Motley Fool CAPS.
Why did JPMorgan Chase lose ground in 2011?
JPMorgan is an interesting hybrid. As an investment bank, it goes up against rivals including Goldman Sachs
As disappointing as JPMorgan's stock return was this year, its losses weren't the worst on Wall Street by a long shot. Although US Bancorp
The real trouble for JPMorgan could come down the road, though. The Fed recently issued proposed regulations that would require the bank, along with Bank of America
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