4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Umpqua Holdings

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, regional bank Umpqua Holdings (NAS: UMPQ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Umpqua facts

Headquarters (founded)Portland, Ore. (1953)
Market Cap$1.5 billion
IndustryRegional banks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$433.0 million
ManagementCEO Raymond Davis (since 1999)
CFO Ron Farnsworth Jr. (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(1.8%)
Dividend Yield2.2%
CompetitorsBank of America
US Bancorp
Wells Fargo

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 524 members who have rated Umpqua believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past fall, one of those bulls, FoolishMikee, tapped Umpqua as an income opportunity worth banking on:

[T]hey have been smart, aiming at increasing presence in the marketplace and states where they had limited/no presence. Although it took on TARP, and slashed its dividend during the financial crisis, the outlook is positive having paid that down and increasing its dividend in the most recent quarter. Umpqua has a positive future outlook with more to come.

What do you think about Umpqua, or any other stock for that matter? If you want to retire rich, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future, and on Motley Fool CAPS, thousands of investors are working every day to find them. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the newTrackPoisedToCAPS account.

At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. 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 Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners