W Holding Company, Inc. (NYSE:WHI)

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A financial holding company offering a full range of financial services through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Westernbank Puerto Rico and Westernbank Insurance Corp.

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Top WHI Bull/Bear Pitches

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cowmarx (49.55)
Submitted July 24, 2007

0.35x book? It's money on the floor! The bank is no gem by any accounts but the price dip is way overdone.. it'll take some stretch in imagination to see an $18bn asset bank killed by an $80m charge (or even $160m for the chicken-littles), remote… More

hanakookie (< 20)
Submitted September 29, 2006

Big Bank Little Bank. Still alot of fish in the sea.

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Recent Community Commentary

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Member Avatar executive51 (< 20) Submitted: 10/23/2007 1:45:29 AM : Outperform Start Price: $92.91 WHI Score: -167.20

sleeping stock

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Member Avatar karry007 (< 20) Submitted: 10/19/2007 4:49:01 PM : Outperform Start Price: $92.91 WHI Score: -170.21

next year is 50's birthday of the bank.

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Member Avatar cowmarx (49.55) Submitted: 7/24/2007 11:16:34 AM : Outperform Start Price: $99.80 WHI Score: -166.80

0.35x book? It's money on the floor! The bank is no gem by any accounts but the price dip is way overdone.. it'll take some stretch in imagination to see an $18bn asset bank killed by an $80m charge (or even $160m for the chicken-littles), remote possibility in WHI losing the lawsuit either. So what if the bank takes the next one, two years to recoup all the direct & indirect losses? The stock HAS to recover to at least 1x book that all normal non-loss-making banks trade above after the dust has settled, a 300% gain over say 3 years can't be that bad. I've seen some other pitch mention excessive debt leverage.. what excessive leverage?? This is a bank we're talking about! At 10+% B1 ratios, WHI is as conservative as one can get! ROE sucks despite good 20+% CAGR credit growth (good in quantity at least), but to be fair Puerto Rico hasn't been the most conducive banking environment.

In short, the price will still face near-term pressure, but 0.35x book is just too insane to ignore.. For the relative-value nuts: loss-making banks in Thailand trade at 0.8x book (and Thailand is one of the cheaper markets in the world)

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jboudos

jboudos (83.67) Score: +431.15

The Score Leader is the player with the highest score across all their picks in WHI.

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Member Name Member
Rating
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Date
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Start
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Stock
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Score Commentary
hanakookie < 20 9/29/2006 Underperform 5Y $257.36 -97.94% +98.34% +196.28 1 Comment
ruisenor 47.17 10/18/2006 Underperform 3M $253.50 -97.91% +93.20% +191.10 0 Comment
kofid < 20 10/30/2006 Underperform NS $242.36 -97.81% +92.81% +190.62 0 Comment
Thefeller 93.04 8/6/2007 Underperform 1Y $81.95 -93.52% +82.47% +175.99 0 Comment
ccynthia 51.09 5/21/2007 10/20/2009 Underperform NS $222.69 -97.62% +73.20% +170.81 0 Comment
al2609 64.03 7/23/2007 Underperform 3Y $103.29 -94.86% +70.66% +165.52 0 Comment
MRTBuys < 20 10/9/2007 Outperform NS $102.28 -94.81% +68.31% -163.12 0 Comment
Semiagoraphobe < 20 10/2/2007 Outperform 3M $93.79 -94.34% +69.71% -164.05 0 Comment
srt298 < 20 10/16/2007 Outperform 1Y $96.47 -94.50% +69.61% -164.10 0 Comment
HelmersGatterdam < 20 9/27/2007 Outperform 3Y $110.77 -95.21% +71.27% -166.48 0 Comment

Wall Street

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Player Name Player
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Date
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Stock
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Score End Date Commentary
TrackBrandes < 20 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $104.97 -77.61% -23.98% -53.63 9/30/2008 @ $23.50 2 Comments
TrackSchneider 88.03 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $107.73 -44.19% -4.17% -40.01 12/31/2007 @ $60.13 1 Comment
TrackCohenBros < 20 3/30/2007 Underperform NS $222.84 -97.62% -2.33% +95.29 4/17/2012 @ $5.31 0 Comment
TrackCohenBros < 20 10/5/2006 Underperform NS $297.50 -3.03% +2.79% +5.82 11/9/2006 @ $288.50 0 Comment

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