Why CIBC Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian banking giant Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CIBC and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

CIBC facts

Headquarters (founded)

Toronto, Canada (1867)

Market Cap

$32.6 billion

Industry

Diversified banks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$11.4 billion

Management

CEO Gerald McCaughey (since 2005)
CFO Kevin Glass (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

18.7%

Dividend Yield

4.7%

Competitors

Bank of Nova Scotia 
Royal Bank of Canada 
Toronto-Dominion Bank 


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 89% of the 320 members who have rated CIBC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, stocky5, succinctly summed up the CIBC bull case for our community: "Oversold and undervalued. [Thomson/First Call] Price Target is $96.06. Dividend is attractive, yielding over 4%. Canadian banking industry is more stable than the U.S. banking industry. Excellent long term holding."

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The article Why CIBC Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends The Bank of Nova Scotia (USA). Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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