- Shares of Bank of America (BAC) closed at $8.86 Wednesday, returning 60% year to date, following a 58% tumble during 2011. The shares still trade for just 0.7 times the company's Dec. 30 tangible book value of $12.95, and for nine times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of $1.06, among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Bank of America will report its first-quarter results on April 19, with a consensus EPS estimate of 12 cents, and a full-year 2012 estimate of 70 cents.
- Shares of Citigroup (C) closed at $33.59 Wednesday, returning 30% year to date, following last year's 44% decline. Citi's shares are also heavily discounted to book, at just 0.7 times the Dec. 30 tangible book value of $49.81. The shares trade for seven times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of $4.68. Citi will report its financial results on April 16. Analysts expect the company to post first-quarter EPS of 99 cents, and EPS of $4.07 for all of 2012.
Shares of State Bank Financial ( STBZ) of Atlanta closed at $17.40 Wednesday, returning 15% year to date, following a 4% return during 2011.
Shares of Virginia Commerce Bancorp ( VBI) of Arlington, Va., closed at $7.90 Wednesday, returning 2% year to date, following a 25% return during 2011.
Shares of Cardinal Financial ( CFNL) of McLean, Va., closed at $11.30 Wednesday, returning 6% year to date, following a 7% decline during 2011.