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Flavor Of The Month: Valley National Bancorp And More

Sadie Atkinson

Looking for new investment ideas, but not sure where to begin? There are five key fundamental factors you should consider as an initial filter of ideas, namely: future growth, past performance, financial health, value for money and cash flow to investors. Today I’ve compiled a group of companies that meet or exceed expectations in two or more areas, making them appealing investments for any portfolio.

Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY)

Valley National Bancorp operates as the holding company for the Valley National Bank that provides commercial, retail, trust, and investment services. Formed in 1927, and now led by CEO Gerald Lipkin, the company provides employment to 2,828 people and has a market cap of USD $3.02B, putting it in the mid-cap group.


First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC)

First Financial Bancorp. operates as the bank holding company for First Financial Bank that provides commercial banking and other banking, and banking-related services to individuals and businesses in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Established in 1863, and run by CEO Claude Davis, the company size now stands at 1,363 people and with the company’s market cap sitting at USD $1.70B, it falls under the small-cap category.


Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE:YRD)

Yirendai Ltd. operates as an online consumer finance marketplace that connects borrowers and investors primarily in the People’s Republic of China. Founded in 2012, and currently run by Yihan Fang, the company currently employs 911 people and with the market cap of USD $2.68B, it falls under the mid-cap category.


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To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.