Bank of Commerce Holdings (CA)

BOCH-Q

NASDAQ:BOCH

11.68
0.33 (2.91%)

Analysis and Opinions about BOCH-Q

Signal
Opinion
Expert
HOLD
HOLD
September 26, 2017

A small California bank. This had been a big success. Had paid $4.01 in 2011, and sold it in June at $11.65, and there was a dividend all the way through. If he held it now, he would continue to hold it at the current price.

A small California bank. This had been a big success. Had paid $4.01 in 2011, and sold it in June at $11.65, and there was a dividend all the way through. If he held it now, he would continue to hold it at the current price.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$10.950
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 3, 2015

A California bank and he doesn’t see how oil prices are going to affect it one way or the other for the most part. They pay a nice 2% dividend yield and never lost money during the recession. Great capitalization ratios.

A California bank and he doesn’t see how oil prices are going to affect it one way or the other for the most part. They pay a nice 2% dividend yield and never lost money during the recession. Great capitalization ratios.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$5.780
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
May 23, 2014

His target price on this is better than $10. One thing he liked about this small California bank was that they always made money during the recession on an annual basis. Have a huge inside ownership position. Insiders continue to buy the company.

His target price on this is better than $10. One thing he liked about this small California bank was that they always made money during the recession on an annual basis. Have a huge inside ownership position. Insiders continue to buy the company.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$6.390
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 26, 2013

Of all the financials he has bought, this one has done the worst but is still up very, very nicely. Great capitalization ratios. Pays a dividend of $.03 a quarter but they just announced a special dividend of $.02. This indicates management feels the company is doing very, very well. His target price is better than a double.

Of all the financials he has bought, this one has done the worst but is still up very, very nicely. Great capitalization ratios. Pays a dividend of $.03 a quarter but they just announced a special dividend of $.02. This indicates management feels the company is doing very, very well. His target price is better than a double.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$5.570
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 12, 2013

Clean, clean balance sheet. He can see it doing better than a double from here. Can see the dividend going up, which would bode well for the bank.

Clean, clean balance sheet. He can see it doing better than a double from here. Can see the dividend going up, which would bode well for the bank.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$5.070
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 14, 2012

(A Top Pick Dec 6/11. Up 38.39%.) Very small California bank. Made money every year in the recession. Good capitalization ratios. Likes that they pay a $.03 quarterly dividend. He can see this stock in double digits and has a target price of $11.49. Insiders own about 6%.

(A Top Pick Dec 6/11. Up 38.39%.) Very small California bank. Made money every year in the recession. Good capitalization ratios. Likes that they pay a $.03 quarterly dividend. He can see this stock in double digits and has a target price of $11.49. Insiders own about 6%.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$4.630
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
November 9, 2012

Still holds it, likes it and it is a buy. 3% dividend, made money every single year during the recession. Happy to hold it.

Still holds it, likes it and it is a buy. 3% dividend, made money every single year during the recession. Happy to hold it.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$4.450
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 16, 2012

(A Top Pick Aug 25/11. Up 27.21%.) California-based bank, so some people don’t like it. Capitalization ratios are excellent. Pays a $.03 a quarter dividend so he is getting about 3%. Make money every year in the recession. He has a target price of better than $10.

(A Top Pick Aug 25/11. Up 27.21%.) California-based bank, so some people don’t like it. Capitalization ratios are excellent. Pays a $.03 a quarter dividend so he is getting about 3%. Make money every year in the recession. He has a target price of better than $10.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$4.210
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 31, 2012
(Top Pick May 31/11, Down 4.10%) A beautiful little company. Only 4 branches. Made money every year during the recession. It seems like a great stock but they diluted a while back. If it doesn’t move in a couple of years he may have to dump it.
(Top Pick May 31/11, Down 4.10%) A beautiful little company. Only 4 branches. Made money every year during the recession. It seems like a great stock but they diluted a while back. If it doesn’t move in a couple of years he may have to dump it.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$3.960
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 17, 2012
(A Top Pick April 25/11. Up 4.31%.) Small California regional bank. Pays a $.03 dividend every quarter. About 25 insiders have bought in the last 6 months. Was profitable every year during the recession. In 2011 they had more profits than any year since 2007. One negative is that they just about doubled their share count, which will hurt the upside.
(A Top Pick April 25/11. Up 4.31%.) Small California regional bank. Pays a $.03 dividend every quarter. About 25 insiders have bought in the last 6 months. Was profitable every year during the recession. In 2011 they had more profits than any year since 2007. One negative is that they just about doubled their share count, which will hurt the upside.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$4.380
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
April 4, 2012
Small bank in northern California that did well right through the recession and continues to do well. Yield of about 3%. $8 would be a reasonable target in 12 months.
Small bank in northern California that did well right through the recession and continues to do well. Yield of about 3%. $8 would be a reasonable target in 12 months.
Ben Stadelmann
Vice President, Contra the Heard
Price
$4.420
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 21, 2012
(Top Pick Apr 1/11, Up 0.43%) Made money through he recession. On his buy list. Has started to move again.
(Top Pick Apr 1/11, Up 0.43%) Made money through he recession. On his buy list. Has started to move again.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$4.250
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
February 16, 2012
Pays a dividend of $.03 a quarter. Great balance sheet. Always made money during the recession. Based in California.
Pays a dividend of $.03 a quarter. Great balance sheet. Always made money during the recession. Based in California.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$3.960
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 6, 2011
Good capital ratios. Made money in every quarter. Small bank. Overall numbers look sweet on it.
Good capital ratios. Made money in every quarter. Small bank. Overall numbers look sweet on it.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$3.300
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 25, 2011
Capital ratios are excellent. 12-cent dividend. Did not loose money during recession. Tremendous upside. Seem to be very well managed. In California, but that doesn’t bother him.
Capital ratios are excellent. 12-cent dividend. Did not loose money during recession. Tremendous upside. Seem to be very well managed. In California, but that doesn’t bother him.
Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$3.370
Owned
Yes
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