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Player Avatar 07acuratls (< 20) Submitted: 2/23/2008 12:14:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $45.95 SIVB Score: +92.71

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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