4. JPMorgan Chase
Shares of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) closed at $32.33 Friday, declining 16% since Sept. 3, 2010. Based on a 25-cent quarterly payout, the shares have a dividend yield of 3.09%.
JPMorgan stands out among the largest U.S. banks with that generous dividend payout, and following the next round of Federal Reserve stress tests, investors are hoping for an increased return of capital, with a higher dividend payout and/or share buybacks.Please see TheStreet's earnings coverage for discussion of the company's third-quarter results. After JPMorgan Chase announced its third-quarter results, FBR analyst Paul Miller lowered his 2012 earnings estimate for the company to $5.00 a share from $5.65, but reiterated his buy rating and $46.00 price target for the shares, saying the company was "well positioned with a 7.7% Tier 1 common ratio per Basel III requirements." The shares trade for 6.6 times the consensus 2012 EPS estimate of $4.88 among analysts polled by FactSet, and for just below times tangible book value, according to SNL Financial. Out of 25 analysts covering JPMorgan Chase, 23 rate the shares a buy and two have neutral ratings.
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