4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Bank of Montreal

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian financial services giant Bank of Montreal (NYS: BMO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

BMO facts

Headquarters (Founded)Toronto (1817)
Market Cap$37.6 billion
IndustryDiversified banks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$12.9 billion
ManagementCEO William Downe
CFO Thomas Flynn
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)11.6%
Dividend Yield4.7%
CompetitorsCanadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Royal Bank of Canada
Toronto-Dominion Bank

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

On CAPS, 91% of the 356 members who have rated BMO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Late last year, one of those Fools, DollarDaze100, highlighted several of BMO's positives:

Very solid company run by very smart, pragmatic, risk-appropriate executives. Excellent product line-up. Bold but thoughtful foray into US through subsidiary Harris Bank in Chicago via [Marshall & Ilsley] merger will eventually yield growth, earnings and ... stock price appreciation. Has strong capital, market street smarts, can compete on Wall Street and Main Street.  

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