Financial stocks have done well in recent months, as the Federal Reserve embarks on a path of raising interest rates and the global economy continues to strengthen. There are still good values out there for investors if they know where to look.
Credit Suisse has put together a list of 140 "top ideas" covered by its analysts, using several parameters to weed out weaker companies and pick only the best ideas. Market caps, growth and valued companies, as well as a variety of different sectors were chosen.
As part of the investment process, each analyst ranked up to three stocks on a six and twelve month time horizon, only picking "high conviction ideas." Since not every analyst had three stocks that could make the list, they were allowed to pick fewer than three names.
TheStreet looked at some of the recommendations from analysts and broke it down even further, looking at seven of the best finance stocks from Credit Suisse's U.S. Focus List.