Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian banking giant Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYS: TD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at TD Bank's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
TD Bank facts
President/CEO W. Edmund Clark (since 2002)
CFO Colleen Johnston (since 2005)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 478 members who have rated TD Bank believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star Chemdawg, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and BUbulldog.
Just last month, Chemdawg tapped TD Bank as a rather stable income opportunity: "[S]olid bank with increasing and well funded dividend."
Over the past five years, in fact, TD Bank has grown its dividend at a solid pace of 8% annually. Meanwhile, U.S. counterparts like Bank of America (NYS: BAC) , Citigroup (NYS: C) , and Wells Fargo (NYS: WFC) have seen their dividends decline at a rate of 54%, 78%, and 24%, respectively.
CAPS member BUbulldog elaborates on the TD Bank bull case:
Well-capitalized, conservative bank with an unprecedented focus on customer service. Retail revenues are unmatched in the industry, and prudent lending standards (derived from Canada) help this bank weather the storm when times are tough. One of the few banks in this country that is continuing to expand and hire. Still has 80% of the country untapped which it should look to take care of in the next 3-5 years.
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