The presentation by Joe Ficalora was well done and backed up by very positive figures. The analysts in attendance, in my opinion, saw the strength in the bank and its continuing upward movement. I agree the divy helped the stock price but the divy is always a temporary shot in the arm while the intrinsic value of NYB is what impressed the analysts.
I have held NYB since the IPO and have never felt more secure and bullish on the stock as I am at this time. This is not a tout or a pump just a sincere statement.