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With Banks At 52-Week Lows, Time To Buy?

Lousy housing data this week dragged down banks with several names including BofA and Wells trading near their 52-week lows.

Investors went running for the exits on Wednesday, after the latest info sparked fears that housing prices would topple even more – leading to even more foreclosures and mortgage woes.

But investors are known to sell first and ask questions later.

Are any bank stocks worth nibbling at their current levels?

”Bank of America is the cheapest stock we’re currently recommending,” says Moshe Orenbuch of Credit Suisse. “And Citi is also cheap on tangible book value,” he says.

Of course it’s important to note these are long term calls.

And if you’re looking for dividends, Orenbuch says “I think you’ll see it first at JPMorgan and possibly US Bancorp and later at some of the other big banks.”

Get all the details. Watch the video above!


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Credit Suisse Provided Non-Investment Banking Services To (C), (JPM), (BAC), (WFC), (PNC), (USB) In Past 12 Months
Credit Suisse Has Managed Or Co-Managed Public Offering Of Securities For (C), (JPM), (BAC), (WFC) In Past 12 Months
Credit Suisse Has Recieved Investment Banking Compensation From (C), (JPM), (BAC), (WFC), (USB) In Past 12 Months
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