City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

A bank holding company, which conducts its principal activities through its wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank of West Virginia.

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Member Avatar zwalt99 (79.20) Submitted: 10/12/2010 12:05:37 PM : Underperform Start Price: $27.33 CHCO Score: +16.46

I really want to like this bank: they're well capitalized by any measure, they operate in an economically stable area, and they've had the free cash flow to steadily grow their dividend to a very nice yield.

However... over the past three years, 75% of pre-tax income has come from service charges. This makes them more vulnerable than most to the recent federal regulation aiming to curb bank fees. If they don't find a way around this, or they can't improve their interest income margins, free cash flow and that fat dividend will dry up quickly.

I suggest avoiding this stock for the next couple quarters, just to see how much earnings is affected by the new law.

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Member Avatar donnsand1 (< 20) Submitted: 3/19/2008 2:51:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $30.05 CHCO Score: -17.22

this regional bank has made a tredmendous comeback over the last few years. they have no exposure to sub-prime loans, a well run bank that after several years of throwing darts, shed the non-banking underperforming business. now they are concentrating on the business of being a bank. i personally own over 10000 shares.

i have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. so lets have a new theme the best is yet to come.

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