Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, multi-bank holding company New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at New York Community and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

New York Community facts

Headquarters (founded)

Westbury, N.Y. (1859)

Market Cap

$6.2 billion

Industry

Savings and loans

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.4 billion

Management

CEO Joseph Ficalora (since 1993)
CFO Thomas Cangemi (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.2%

Cash / Debt

$2.3 billion / $13.4 billion

Dividend Yield

7.1%

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 407 members who have rated New York Community believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, darkranger29, succinctly summed up the New York Community opportunity for Fools: "A high yield regional bank that easily passed the latest stress test . Financials are still seen as black boxes but I think a smaller regional play is the way to go."

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