- Shares of Bank of America (BAC) closed at $9.49 on Tuesday, returning 71% year-to-date, following an epic 58% decline during 2011. The shares still trade for just 0.7 times the company's Dec. 30 tangible book value of $12.95, and for a relatively low nine times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of $1.06, among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. The consensus first-quarter EPS estimate for BAC is 12 cents, with a full-year 2012 estimate of 68 cents.
- Citigroup (C) closed at $36.37 Tuesday, returning 38% year-to-date, following last year's 44% decline. Like Bank of America, Citi's shares are heavily discounted, at just 0.7 times the Dec. 30 tangible book value of $49.81. The shares trade for eight times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of $4.70. Analysts expect the company to post first-quarter EPS of 99 cents, and EPS of $4.08 for all of 2012.
Shares of Astoria Financial ( AF) of Lake Success, N.Y., closed at $10.00 Tuesday, returning 20% year-to-date, following a 36% decline during 2011.
Shares of BancorpSouth ( BXS) of Tupelo, Mo., closed at $13.53 Tuesday, returning 23% year-to-date, following last year's 30% decline.
Shares of Trustmark ( TRMK) of Jackson, Miss., closed at $25.04 Tuesday, returning 4% year-to-date, following a 2% return during 2011.