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The 5 Safest U.S. Banks?

By Anand Chokkavelu, CFA - Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 12:26PM

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When Global Finance came up with a list of the "World’s Safest Banks 2012" earlier this year, no U.S. banks were in the top 25, and only five were in the top 50. These were:

Bank of New York Mellon
•CoBank ACB
US Bancorp
Northern Trust
Wells Fargo
 
Anand explains why and gives his take on whether these are stocks worth looking into.

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Stocks Mentioned

Wells Fargo & Company Stock Quote
Wells Fargo & Company
WFC
$43.20 (-1.40%) $0.61
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Stock Quote
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
BK
$44.24 (-0.98%) $0.44
U.S. Bancorp Stock Quote
U.S. Bancorp
USB
$50.99 (0.47%) $0.24
Northern Trust Corporation Stock Quote
Northern Trust Corporation
NTRS
$105.47 (-0.67%) $0.71

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