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The Company serves as a holding company for Pacific Western Bank.
This met a high level screen to indicate a buy and strong outperform against its peers (other tickers in its industry). My 1st version of this spreadsheet devles deep into the company's balnace sheet and recent income statements, combined with other relevant price data for the company including insider/institutional holdings, short interest, debt levels, etc. Testing capabilities of this 1st version of my automated, valuation spreadhseet matched with my personal criteria and see how it holds up.
Financial stocks carry a P/E ratio of 22.4, and the so-called "recovery" has been especially strong in bank stocks. Therefore, I’m concentrating my shorting interest in the banking sector.
mortgage investment/regional banks
The Fear Trade: Investors Pile into Gold and Treasuries The Dow suffered its biggest one-day point drop in history (although not even close on a percentage loss basis) as investors moved out of stocks into traditional safe havens such as Treasuries and gold (GLD). The failure of Congress to approve the $700B bailout package stunned investors as lawmakers worked through the weekend and practically around the clock to put together a plan that was widely expected to pass. The Senate will return Wednesday night while the House meets again this Thursday following the Jewish New Year holiday recession.In other signs of worry over a worsening global economic recession, the U.S. Oil Fund (USO) lost more than 10%, the Baltic Dry Index slipped to multi-year lows, the iShares Emerging Markets Index (EEM) was down over 11%, and the Market Vectors Steel ETF (SLX) was down over 16%. Very few stocks closed in the green today, but among stocks that I track BioSante Pharma (BPAX) surged by over 16% on over four times its average volume without any news releases to account for the move.I plan to focus on the small and micro-cap biotech space since these companies trade in their own universe for the most part based on their clinical development activities regardless of the economy. I own shares of Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX), which had a mid-day surge in the midst of the market sell-off, but still ended the day in the red on light volume. Overall, I am still very cautious on the market and will keep most of my money in cash until the market stabilizes as the velocity of today's downturn around mid-day was unsettling.
All stars vote underperform. Regional banks rose too high last week.
Witnessed large National Banks mergers. Now focus on Regional Banks with above average growth rates.This Bank fits the bill.
Largest independent bank in southern california controlled by serial bank consolidator/flipper. will be liquidated at 23-25x earnings sooner rather than later.
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