SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

Bank holding and financial holding company providing solutions to the needs of clients in the technology, life science, private equity and premium wine industries through lending, deposit account and cash management and global banking and trade products.


Player Avatar 07acuratls (< 20) Submitted: 2/23/2008 12:14:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $45.95 SIVB Score: +95.84

Great pick for a bank. Focuses on Venture-backed technology (software/hardware), life science (medical device/drug discovery), clean-tech, and premium wineries. Great credit quality, proven loan growth. Recent rate cuts will chip at bottom line, but this company is positioning itself to be a leader 5, 10, 20 years down the line.

Where do you think the majority of the young companies bank, and where do you think they will stay when all of their banking is already at SVB. As SVB retains more mature companies (which have the big $$$), this stock will skyrocket.

Did I mention that whereas your big banks have been around for hundreds of years, this company is only an infant at 25 years? Think long.

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