People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

A holding company for People's Bank, which offers a range of financial services to individual, corporate and municipal customers.

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Player Avatar monthlyincome (< 20) Submitted: 10/14/2011 12:23:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.16 PBCT Score: -18.13

People’s United Financial (NASDAQ: PBCT) is also offering fantastic value at current prices. People’s has $1.2 billion in cash on hand. Cash represents almost one-third of its market capitalization. And it’s one of the most conservative banks in the industry. During the recent banking crisis, PBCT’s loan losses were 94% lower than the average of its peers.

People’s United treats its shareholders well. The bank has raised its dividend every year for the past seventeen years. It has a current dividend yield of 5%. And it has increased its profits for three straight quarters. Over the last year, its profits have increased 220%.

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