Updated with closing stock prices.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bank stocks have been rallying in 2012 as investors chase beaten down stocks on the hopes that they will surge the most if macro-economic concerns ease. In fact, bank stocks have gained so much in recent months that the sector is no longer
5. New York Community Bancorp Shares of New York Community Bancorp ( NYB) have gained a modest 1.7% in 2012 and is still down over 35% over a one-year period. The bank operates in the New York multi-family real estate market and has grown significantly through acquisitions. New York Community Bancorp shares have been under pressure on concerns that it may not be able to maintain its significant dividend payout ratio.