Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, financial holding company KeyCorp (NYS: KEY) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at KeyCorp's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Chairman/CEO Beth Mooney (since 2011)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
Bank of America
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 30% of the 506 members who have rated KeyCorp believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Hard to get excited about this fragmented franchise with a very expensive capital markets product suite for the size bank it is. Historically a wannabe investment bank and [commercial real estate] juggernaut but just can't generate sustainable earnings. Retail franchise is scattered with no real dominant positions other than home market, Cleveland. ... Historically has struggled with expense structure and has difficulty reducing efficiency ratio to anything less than middle of the peer pack. With expenses high and growth limited the stock will be too.
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