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Royal Bank Stock Symbol: RY-T

Last Price Recorded: 73.3100 on 2014-04-17 01:14:14

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2014-04-01 PAST TOP PICK Christine Poole

(A Top Pick April 9/13. Up 26.66%.) Has a nice mix of business. Banks are trading at about 11 or 12 times forward earnings. Earnings growth is going to be in the high single digits so she thinks they can grow their share price at that level. Recently increased their dividends by about 6%.


Price:
$73.180
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-24 TOP PICK Peter Brieger

A great story going forward.  50% in the non-interest spread business.  Came off a little recently because of some allegations of mess-ups in the states so now is the time to buy them.


Price:
$72.430
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-12 COMMENT Lyle Stein

Canadian banks are quasi-monopolies so you have to have them as Canadians. This one is the largest. He questions its exposure into the world of capital markets, where they have been very, very strong. They continue to do well in this area. Has a great yield and nice growth ahead. A classic core holding that you never really sell. This is one of the top banks in his list.


Price:
$72.340
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-02-21 BUY Colin Stewart

Caller asked about pairs trade.  You cold short BNS and long RY because of Latin American exposure.  He would go long a US bank and short a Canadian bank as a pairs trade.


Price:
$72.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Unknown
2014-02-20 BUY Brooke Thackray

Canadian Banks.  Last year they ran well.  They became compressed in the spring time because of housing market concerns.  We are in the seasonal period for banks and next week is ‘bank week’ when earnings come out.  There is still a lot of talk about houses being overvalued.  Banks trade off that sentiment to some extent.  It put in a couple of small bottoms and is now breaking through so this is a positive sign.  Watch it does not roll over.


Price:
$72.800
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-02-05 HOLD Norman Levine

In the long run Canadian banks have been excellent investments and probably will be. Right now he prefers banks outside of Canada. The biggest driver in Canadian bank earnings has been the consumer. Consumers leverage themselves up in the mortgage business and he feels this has pretty much gone as far as it is going to go. However, US and European banks, which got hit very hard in the financial crisis, are now growing their earnings and dividends faster than Canadian banks. For a long-term investor, this is a great investment.


Price:
$69.080
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-01-23 BUY Rick Stuchberry

Wonderful run.  RY is the big capital markets bank.  Thinks it will split soon. 


Price:
$71.420
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & ADRs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2014-01-21 HOLD Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA

Any of the banks are difficult to analyze these days. Each bank has its pro and con. This one is a very safe holding. Thinks they are fairly valued now but they are not cheap. There are better stocks out there in terms of finding growth and growth in dividends, but it is a safe Buy at this stage.


Price:
$72.980
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2014-01-20 HOLD Ron Meisels

Banks.  In general have done well.  An uptrend and then a pause during last year then an up leg again.  These stocks need a pause or pullback right now.  The worst thing you can do is get out now.  After a dip it will go up fast.


Price:
$72.860
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - N.A. EQUITIES
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Unknown
2014-01-16 WAIT Paul Taylor

Their strength is in the breadth of their platform.  Their businesses are really strong domestically but you could also argue they are a global leader.  High single digit earnings growth plus dividend should get you 10% return.  You might want to wait for their earnings release.


Price:
$71.360
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL on US EQUITIES
Owned:
Unknown
2014-01-16 BUY Greg Newman

All the Canadian banks are pretty good. This still has pretty low PE’s relative to the group. Still have a lot of dividend growth. You are seeing stock splits and potential for more. Canadian housing market is not falling apart. Likes this bank’s capital market exposure.


Price:
$71.360
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-01-14 BUY on WEAKNESS Brian Acker, CA

Closed at $71.21 and he has a model price of $74.30, a 4% upside. If it pulled back to something like $67, that would be a great opportunity to Buy. This and the Toronto Dominion (TD-T) are the most highly valued banks on the Canadian market but are actually doing better than the other banks in terms of performance.


Price:
$70.900
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-01-07 TOP PICK Christine Poole

Still likes the banks. They have done well and have outperformed the TSX in general last year. All the banks can grow earnings at 6%-8% and will grow their dividends at a similar pace. Of the group, this has one of the highest ROE’s so it trades at a higher price to book, but that is fully warranted given its higher sustainable ROE. Very diversified business mix in terms of retail and commercial banking. Wealth management will do very well with the rise in equity markets. Dividend yield of 3.76%.


Price:
$70.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2013-12-31 BUY Bill Carrigan

He is not a fan of trying to pick banks.  Eventually they all do well.  Buy the ZEB-T ETF.  Yields are roughly the same.


Price:
$71.410
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2013-12-30 WEAK BUY Norman Levine

Don’t bet against Canadian banks in the long run.  They are a little expensive right here, however.  He would favour banks with operations that have more foreign operations.  BNS is his preference.


Price:
$71.480
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
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