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5 Bank Stocks Analysts Say You Should Sell Now (Update 3)

4. Bank of Hawaii

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Shares of Honolulu-based Bank of Hawaii (BOH - Get Report) are up 4% year-to-date, though still lower by 3% on a one-year basis.

Bank of Hawaii had $13.846 billion in total assets as of Dec.31.

The bank reported fourth-quarter net income of $39.2 million, or 85 cents a share, declining from $43.3 million, or 92 cents a share, in the third quarter, and $40.6 million, or 84 cents a share, in the fourth quarter of 2010.

The return on assets in the fourth quarter was 1.17%. Based on a quarterly payout of 45 cents per share, the stock trades at a dividend yield of 3.89%.

Bank of Hawaii trades at a premium to many other large banks. The shares traded at more than twice its book value for over 14 times the consensus 2012 EPS estimate of $3.20, among analysts polled by FactSet.

Out of 15 analysts covering the stock, only 3 rate it a buy. Nine analysts have a neutral outlook for the stock, while 3 rate it a sell.

The consensus price target according to Bloomberg is $46. Shares closed at $46.46 Tuesday.

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