Big Banks Are Still Bullish on Big Banks

  • Financial shares most favored among Wall Street strategists
  • Yet their returns rank third worst in S&P 500 this year

Wall Street banks can’t stop telling investors to buy shares in Wall Street banks. It’s not been the best advice.

Financial shares have the third-worst performance among 11 S&P 500 Index groups in 2017, and are on track for the poorest year relative to the market since 2011. Yet of the 10 equity strategists surveyed by Bloomberg, nine give banks and insurers the highest recommendation and only one holds a neutral view.

That’s in stark contrast with their stance on the rest of the market, where market leaders from technology to health-care fetch no more than four buys. Every group other than banks garners at least one sell rating…

Big Banks Are Still Bullish on Big Banks

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