Bank of Montreal(BMO:TSX) CIBC raises the target price to $143

by: Gillian Lawrence
Bank of Montreal

CIBC maintains the Bank of Montreal stock with a Neutral rating and raises the target price to $143 from $142 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Bank of Montreal stock forecasts from 14 analysts, the average analyst target price for Bank of Montreal is CAD 150.94 over the next 12 months. Bank of Montreal’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Bank of Montreal is Slightly Bullish , which is based on 7 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Bank of Montreal’s stock price was CAD 133.36Bank of Montreal’s stock price has changed by +4.38% over the past week, +11.28% over the past month and +3.60% over the last year.

What we like:

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Negative cashflow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

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