After looking through each stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Aveage and what both Wall Street and our own CAPS community expected out of each stock, Bank of America stands out as the most underrated today. Despite having more estimated upside than the majority of stocks on the Dow, Bank of America is one of only four to receive an average rating of "Hold." While Bank of America is regarded as one of the riskiest bank stocks right now, I believe that's more a nod to its recent trangressions than an actually fair assessment of the company. The bank is making moves to return to a more traditional banking model and has flushed out many of its toxic assets. Even if weakness remains, the company is so cheap that the risks appear more than baked in.
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