Credit Suisse Remains a Hold on Bank of Montreal

By Jason Carr

Bank of Montreal (TSX: BMO), the Financial sector company was revisited yesterday, yet the Wall Street analyst remains currently on the sidelines. Analyst Nick Stogdill from Credit Suisse reiterated a Hold rating, with a C$102 price target.

According to, Stogdill is ranked #2932 out of 4569 analysts.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Bank of Montreal is Moderate Buy and the average price target is C$102.43, representing a 13.3% upside.

In a report issued on May 23, Barclays also upgraded the stock to Hold with a C$98 price target.

Based on Bank of Montreal’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending April 30, the company posted quarterly revenue of C$7.07 billion and quarterly net profit of C$1.25 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of C$6.3 billion and had a net profit of C$973 million.

Bank of Montreal engages in providing banking and financial services to individuals and institutions. It operates through three groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets. The Personal and Commercial Banking is comprised of Personal and Commercial Banking Canada and Personal and Commercial Banking U.S., which provides financial solutions for everyday banking, financing, investing, credit cards and creditor insurance, as well as a variety of commercial products and financial advisory services to individuals, small and mid-sized business customers. The Wealth Management offers wealth management products and solutions including insurance products. The BMO Capital Markets group provides equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, merchant banking, securitization, treasury and market risk management, foreign exchange, derivatives, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading. Bank of Montreal was founded by Robert Armour, John C. Bush, Austin Cuvillier, George Garden, Horatio Gates, James Leslie, George Moffatt, John Richardson and Thomas A. Turner on June 23, 1817 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $90.40.