How Good Was November For Bank Investors?
A member of the Seeking Alpha community recently asked me whether the extraordinary performance registered by bank stocks in November was some kind of record.
Actually, as good as November was for bank investors, there are three months since 1986 when bank stock prices appreciated even more than what we saw last month.
Before getting into those details, let’s look at the November performance of 15 big bank stocks used for this study.
The average big bank’s stock price increased 18.8% in November. Chart 1 shows the change in stock prices for Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), BB&T (NYSE:BBT), Citibank (NYSE:C), Comerica (NYSE:CMA), Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), Huntington (NASDAQ:HBAN), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), KeyBank (NYSE:KEY), M&T (NYSE:MTB), PNC (NYSE:PNC), Regions Financial (NYSE:RF), SunTrust (NYSE:STI), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and Zions (NASDAQ:ZION).
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