1. As of noon trading, Bank of America Corporation ( BAC) is up $0.48 (2.9%) to $17.20 on heavy volume. Thus far, 92.6 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 104.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.78-$17.22 after having opened the day at $16.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.72.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $172.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Bank of America Corporation Ratings Report now.

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