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Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR)

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66.41-0.09 (-0.14%)
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    Willby Dunn
    Well, the dividend is still nice.
    I wonder how Mr. Evans, the previous CEO, is doing.
    He was a great leader. Many employees miss him.
    Bullish
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    Ry
    Paula, do you even read reports or listen to conference calls? I’ll point out just one of your many misleading statements. You say Frost sucks because its loan book is geared toward energy markets. Did you realize they significantly cut energy market exposure over a year ago? If Frost was doomed due to energy exposure, it would have gone under over a year ago.
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    Paula
    hmmmmm who was right?
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    John
    This is very strange. Down over 20% and not a peep
  • E
    Elenburg
    I started following "awesomestokcalerts" (Gooogle it - off course without any space or dash in between the words) and their notifications are better than anyone else.
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    Paula
    Message from the Unfortunate Teller: Sub $60 by EOW very possible.
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    Leroy
    Here’s a piece written about some folks who actually know something about banking vs. people who just want to tear down CFR because their investment timing was less than “perfect.”

    https://www.forbes.com/worlds-best-banks/#600abeec1295
    Forbes ranks the world's best banks.
    Forbes ranks the world's best banks.
    www.forbes.com
  • B
    Blake
    I wonder when this "will be in under $60 on its way to new low in the $40's" is gonna happen as was predicted by the UnFortunate Teller (Paula). The $0.71 cash dividend didn't go away either.

    Really makes you wonder why someone who would want a stock to go up would keep posting false negatives about the company behind the stock....
  • Y
    Yahoo Finance Insights
    Cullen/Frost Bankers is up 5.34% to 70.60
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    luckycharmboi2
    This stock is down 20% over the last six months. Supposedly CFR was going to engage in some buy-backs; well, this would be the time! I really thought we'd hit new lows in the low 90s, but now we're trending into the low 80s. Is there no bottom here?
  • L
    Leroy
    A prudent investment practice is to buy stock in companies that (a) are in industries that you think have a good financial future (b) are well positioned in that arena, both geographically and financially, and (c) are run by a core management group in whom you can trust to do what’s best for the company and its shareholders. As long as your overall view of the market is positive and all of these three characteristics remain in place you hold the stock. If any of them change you remove the stock from your portfolio. You don’t ever just hang on because you can’t stomach turning a paper loss into a real loss, for that is, by definition “hoping” not investing. Sell out, take your money and move on to something else. You save yourself a lot of heartburn that way.

    CFR, to me, meets all of the requisites for continuing to hold. The outlook for banking is fairly good, they are well position within the industry, and their senior management is both technically superb and of a high moral character. I continue to own CFR because I believe their long term future prospects to be very bright.
    Bullish
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    Leroy
    Frost is an organization with nearly 50% of its assets in investment securities of very high credit quality. In the fourth quarter of last year, according to the last earnings conference call, management made the foresighted decision to purchase $500 million worth of thirty year US Treasury bonds at yields over 3.00%. As the market moves forward during this Coronavirus period, many banks will experience a contraction in their net interest margins, on the bottom end from the Fed having lowered short term rates to zero and at the other end from loan payment forebearance brought about by businesses that have essentially closed up because of the shutdown. Frost, having such a large percentage of its earning assets invested in securities as opposed to loans, will probably see significantly less interest margin shrinkage and may well emerge as one of the top earning banks of this time period. In that sense, CFR appears to be an extremely good buy at this price level, and it should very likely outperform it’s peers as actual earnings become widely recognized as exceptional.
    Bullish
  • M
    Max Hill
    Frost is a great company with great future prospects. This will ultimately prove to be the bargain of the decade.
    Bullish
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    luckycharmboi2
    How does CFR announce fairly strong earnings, beat estimates by about 4 cents a share, and drop 3%?
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    Paula
    CFR needs to bought out by another bank...........no hope with present management and their "spend strategy". Mid to Low $80's coming soon AGAIN!
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    geminidealer
    In light of the BB&T and Sun bank merger it is time for CFR to step up its game either buying or be bought. IMHO USB would be an excellent fit if CFR can not find anyone to buy..
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    Paula
    CFR closing in on a 15 year low..........this is only halfway from the 2008 financial crisis levels. I find it unbelievable CFR is going to break $70, if does this could be $50 in a few weeks.
    No Mgmt in sight!!!!!
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    Leroy
    CFR continues to get the bad rap as being “asset sensitive.” As long as that thinking holds, the stock will be languishing despite continued strong earnings releases. At some point Wall Street needs to look at the earnings results and base their 12 month projections on something solid rather than just conjecture. If CFR were truly so asset sensitive that a down tick in rates would play havoc with their income statement, don’t you think management would be aware of that exposure and take measures to offset that risk? This management team has consistently avoided “betting the bank” on any one interest rate scenario. And, as far as the current CEO is concerned, who do you think was the architect of the tremendous interest rate swap that netted the bank over $1 million in income PER WEEK for years by having transferred to fixed rate a substantial portion of their floating rate loan portfolio just when the Fed was on the verge of taking rates to basically zero? No, this company is quite solid. If you’re in it for the long term just sit tight.
    Bullish
  • B
    Blake
    and yet another up +6% up day.....when does it end......80? 90? 100? 115? 120? And a $0.71 dividend! Most banks have cut their dividend but not CFR.
    Bullish
  • P
    Paula
    Typical CFR Bizarre price action..........why down after they announce to buy back all outstanding Preferred shares at $25/share. Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't that usually mean the stock price should go up since removing these shares makes remaining shares are more valuable (less diluted). What am I missing?