5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Bladex
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Latin American bank Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (Bladex) (NYS: BLX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Bladex's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Panama City (1977)|
|Market Cap||$749.4 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$151.7 million|
|Management||CEO Jaime Rivera (since 2004)|
CFO Christopher Schech (since 2009)
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||13.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$542.7 million / $2.8 billion|
|Competitors||Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 410 members who have rated Bladex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Good, solid dividend. Very reasonable P/E ratio now. Exposure to Latin America and other markets. I like it better than many U.S. banks. ... It may drop a bit in the short term ... but that just means more shares bought with the dividend. The long term looks good.
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