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Banks With Room to Grow After Stress Tests
15 Mar 2012 EDT - CNBC.com
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Following results of the Federal Reserve’s stress tests, several bank stocks saw a boost Thursday — and possibly had room to grow.

“I think the big call here is that the U.S. economy continues to improve,” Stephanie Link, director of strategy and vice president at TheStreet.com, said on “ Fast Money .”

In particular, Link liked JPMorgan, U.S. Bancorp and Sun Trust, along with the financial sector as a whole.

“I still think that these stocks are awfully cheap on a tangible book basis,” she said. “This group is still very under-owned by institutions, and there’s some chasing going on, but there’s still some real value there.”

Stuart Frankel’s Steve Grasso said the stress tests were “a huge catalyst” that caught shorts off-guard. And as money was actually coming out of financials, it was time to take profits.

Pete Najarian of OptionMonster.com said he was still seeing buyers, especially “massive” call-buying in Bank of America, which topped $9 per share.

“People expect to see this stock and the rest of the financials continue to go to the upside,” he said.

Looking to Europe, trader Steve Cortes said he was considering shorting Spain’s financial sector, particularly Santander.

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