Bank of Montreal

BMO-T

TSE:BMO

104.02
0.23 (0.22%)
The Bank of Montreal, operating as BMO Financial Group and commonly shortened to BMO, is one of the Big Five banks in Canada.
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Analysis and Opinions about BMO-T

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BUY
BUY
December 3, 2019

BNS vs. BMO He prefers BNS, though their last report disappointed. Their credit did hold up well; capital positions are strong. BMO just reported this morning. BNS pays a slightly higher yield. PB is identical. BNS will enjoy a better upside given its Latin American operations, whereas BMO is focussed on North America. Both are buys.

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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
December 3, 2019

BNS vs. BMO He prefers BNS, though their last report disappointed. Their credit did hold up well; capital positions are strong. BMO just reported this morning. BNS pays a slightly higher yield. PB is identical. BNS will enjoy a better upside given its Latin American operations, whereas BMO is focussed on North America. Both are buys.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 6, 2019
How big is their real estate exposure? A good bank for sure. Real Estate is studied internally to evaluate overall exposure. Don't worry too much about where they are concentrated, the banks have been doing this for over 170 years.
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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
November 6, 2019
How big is their real estate exposure? A good bank for sure. Real Estate is studied internally to evaluate overall exposure. Don't worry too much about where they are concentrated, the banks have been doing this for over 170 years.
BUY
BUY
October 25, 2019

His favorite Canadian bank is RY. However both RY and BMO are investing in technology, which should allow them to continue growing dividends. No problem buying BMO or RY here.

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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
October 25, 2019

His favorite Canadian bank is RY. However both RY and BMO are investing in technology, which should allow them to continue growing dividends. No problem buying BMO or RY here.

WATCH
WATCH
October 15, 2019
The banks as a group are becoming more attractive. He's watching them as housing stats look stronger. They're great to hold long-term. Valuations in the single-digits are compelling. Wait for a good entry point.
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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
October 15, 2019
The banks as a group are becoming more attractive. He's watching them as housing stats look stronger. They're great to hold long-term. Valuations in the single-digits are compelling. Wait for a good entry point.
HOLD
HOLD
September 19, 2019

Hold these companies. They can continue to increase the dividends. BMO-T is his least favourite of the big 5 right now. Their US business is not as stable as TD-T's. This is the one he has been trimming recently.

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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
September 19, 2019

Hold these companies. They can continue to increase the dividends. BMO-T is his least favourite of the big 5 right now. Their US business is not as stable as TD-T's. This is the one he has been trimming recently.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 9, 2019

This and TD-T are not two of the banks he not is invested in. You always have to look at what businesses they are in. Both grew significantly in the US. He prefers BMO-T over TD-T because it has less premium to book value than TD-T is selling at.

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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
September 9, 2019

This and TD-T are not two of the banks he not is invested in. You always have to look at what businesses they are in. Both grew significantly in the US. He prefers BMO-T over TD-T because it has less premium to book value than TD-T is selling at.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
August 15, 2019

Great franchise in the US, but not as good as TD's. Canadian franchise has always lagged TD and Royal. Canadian banks are suffering due to real estate and debt worries. Great dividend, can own for the long term, an oligopoly. Prefers the other two.

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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
August 15, 2019

Great franchise in the US, but not as good as TD's. Canadian franchise has always lagged TD and Royal. Canadian banks are suffering due to real estate and debt worries. Great dividend, can own for the long term, an oligopoly. Prefers the other two.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
August 14, 2019

The Canadian banks are very cheap now, but net interest margins are a headwind. He sees 5% EPS growth with a decent dividend. Toronto's housing report in July had an uptick, which is encouraging. BMO has some US exposure, but he prefers TD and RY given more US exposure.

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August 14, 2019

The Canadian banks are very cheap now, but net interest margins are a headwind. He sees 5% EPS growth with a decent dividend. Toronto's housing report in July had an uptick, which is encouraging. BMO has some US exposure, but he prefers TD and RY given more US exposure.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 30, 2019
His 4th or 5th choice among Canadian banks. It isn't special. Their recent American acquisition went okay for them. BMO is merely okay. He has no problem with the sector though.
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His 4th or 5th choice among Canadian banks. It isn't special. Their recent American acquisition went okay for them. BMO is merely okay. He has no problem with the sector though.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 18, 2019
(A Top Pick Jul 26/18, Down 1%) Still cheap. Favourable business mix. Still a good place to be.
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(A Top Pick Jul 26/18, Down 1%) Still cheap. Favourable business mix. Still a good place to be.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 17, 2019
They've had trouble growing internationally, but that's improving. He prefers TD and RY, whcih have more American exposure, but BMO's valuation is in line with its peers. BMO has struggled to perform and he doesn't know why.
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They've had trouble growing internationally, but that's improving. He prefers TD and RY, whcih have more American exposure, but BMO's valuation is in line with its peers. BMO has struggled to perform and he doesn't know why.
BUY
BUY
June 4, 2019
He holds some small amounts of this stock. All the banks in Canada have a negative bias towards the pessimism in Canadian real estate. The dividend is safe. They are expanding the US mid-west and they are doing well there. A good long term investment at these levels. Yield 4.2%
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He holds some small amounts of this stock. All the banks in Canada have a negative bias towards the pessimism in Canadian real estate. The dividend is safe. They are expanding the US mid-west and they are doing well there. A good long term investment at these levels. Yield 4.2%
HOLD
HOLD
April 30, 2019
Last fall, it got hit especially hard to $90, but has rebounded to around $105. Has the richest valuation of the big 5. But they are doing a great job. They're a steady eddy, not doing acquisitions, and sticking to their core business--and that's fine. He sold BMO and bought CIBC because it pays a higher divdend. Otherwise, you can hold this.
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Last fall, it got hit especially hard to $90, but has rebounded to around $105. Has the richest valuation of the big 5. But they are doing a great job. They're a steady eddy, not doing acquisitions, and sticking to their core business--and that's fine. He sold BMO and bought CIBC because it pays a higher divdend. Otherwise, you can hold this.
SELL
SELL
March 22, 2019
Just sold his holding yesterday. Still likes financials, but prefers insurance or mixed use like Fairfax. Seasonality and headlines re housing mean banks are a bit of dead money. Better use of money elsewhere. Short-term, downside risk is about $95.
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Just sold his holding yesterday. Still likes financials, but prefers insurance or mixed use like Fairfax. Seasonality and headlines re housing mean banks are a bit of dead money. Better use of money elsewhere. Short-term, downside risk is about $95.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 15, 2019

Rotation from small-cap banks into large ones? He doesn't see a correlation. BMO itself was the highest flyer in 2018 until it got hit hard in Q4, and now it's back in the middle of the big 5 Canadian banks. He's been gradually selling off BMO (he owns 4 of the 5 banks). BMO is executing well in capital markets and the U.S., but its valuation in neutral.

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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
January 15, 2019

Rotation from small-cap banks into large ones? He doesn't see a correlation. BMO itself was the highest flyer in 2018 until it got hit hard in Q4, and now it's back in the middle of the big 5 Canadian banks. He's been gradually selling off BMO (he owns 4 of the 5 banks). BMO is executing well in capital markets and the U.S., but its valuation in neutral.

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