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This summary was created by AI, based on 9 opinions in the last 12 months.

The experts have mixed opinions on Canadian Western Bank. Some believe that it carries more risk than larger banks due to its exposure to the energy sector, while others see it as a good investment with strong fundamentals and potential for growth. The bank's recent financial results were positive, driven by deposit and loan growth, but there are concerns about the economy ahead. Overall, the reviews indicate a range of perspectives on the stock.

Fair Value

If you're looking for a bank stock go with something bigger. If looking for more growth you should do better with some of the non-bank lenders, 

(A Top Pick Dec 18/23, Down 6%)

Testing breakout and trendline. Small position. Will leg in more as it proves itself.


She is underweight banks but owns several of the large ones. The smaller banks like Canadian Western carry more risk than the larger ones and face pressure from investors who can get better rates from high interest savings, money market funds, etc.


Likes this bank because it is run differently than other Canadian banks (more energy clients). Fundamentals of bank look good. Technical aspects of chart look great. Believes stock could hit $40. Will continue to hold. 


Fate of energy sector directly impacts success of company.
High exposure to energy industry through lending.
Does not own shares - too risky.
Large Canadian banks better for defensive investors.

Trevor Rose’s Insights - Trevor’s most-liked answers from 5i Research

EPS of $0.88 beat estimates of $0.8209 and revenues of $283.51M beat estimates of $276.84M. Net income available to shareholders was $83M, an increase of 19% compared to the prior quarter. Management noted its strong financial results were driven by branch-raised deposit growth, improved sales, and discipline on managing expenses. Its annual loan growth of 6% led net interest income higher by 5%, and overall the market was pleased with these results. Management expects mid single-digit percentage growth in loans and low single-digital percentage growth in branch-raised deposits growth for FY2023. There are some concerns on the economy ahead from management, however, it believes its prudent lending approach and expense management will help to offset some of this weakness. Overall this was a decent quarter for the company.
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(A Top Pick Jun 13/22, Down 7%)

Very cheap. Strong balance sheet, decent yield, very nice upside potential. The West is coming back thanks to oil. Banks in general have been under pressure to raise more reserves. Rising interest rates are mixed for the banks. 


It is down and bouncing around within a band range. He is not sure about the details of the company but the dividend is reasonably safe. It may be good for a long term investor but there are others which may be better quality.


Largely a regional bank. Reasonable-sized commercial business outside Western Canada. Prefers the bigger banks, with their diversification by line of business and geography. Applauds its efforts to grow, but banking is increasingly a business where size and scale gives the big players an advantage.


Management pretty astute. Expanding fairly aggressively in Ontario. Lots of opportunities. Yield is over 5%, relatively safe. Good at measuring credit in the small business sector, and delivering personal service to small business clients. Reasonably good buy if you have a longer term focus.


The valuation is now attractive. This is not a bad entry point. A risk is compressed net interest margins. Could be more downside on banks given recession fears.

Hold or sell? Future ahead. Interest rates have impacted all banks. Focused on western Canada, which has seen a turnaround in last 18 months. Means more business for CWB. Bottomed out, regaining footing and heading back up. Hold, if you have a long time horizon.
Trading below book value. Issue was it suffered along with western Canada oil and gas, but that part's over. Not expensive, but how do they grow? Historically, has done well in the right environment, especially if oil stays at these levels. Great dividend yield of 5.4%.
He respects the company - it is a trail blazer in new sectors and financing so there is more opportunity. There is good economic pickup and retail business development in the West especially the Prairie provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan. It is more volatile than the big banks.
It's fallen below his lowest level of resistance. Market is questioning its balance sheet. Not a good omen for the province of Alberta, as it signals most of the lending is not in this geography.
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Canadian Western Bank(CWB-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 2

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 2

Total Signals / Votes : 6

Stockchase rating for Canadian Western Bank is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Canadian Western Bank(CWB-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Canadian Western Bank stock symbol?

Canadian Western Bank is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol CWB-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CWB-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:CWB or CWB-T

Is Canadian Western Bank a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 6 stock analysts published opinions about CWB-T. 2 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 2 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Canadian Western Bank.

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Is Canadian Western Bank worth watching?

6 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Canadian Western Bank In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Canadian Western Bank stock price?

On 2024-04-22, Canadian Western Bank (CWB-T) stock closed at a price of $26.76.