3 Bank Stocks Better Than Bank of America

Big bank stocks have been among the best-performing sectors during the post-election rally, and none more so than Bank of America (symbol BAC).

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Big bank stocks have been among the best-performing sectors during the post-election rally, and none more so than Bank of America (symbol BAC (opens in new tab)). It has enjoyed the largest gain of any of the biggest financial institutions since Donald Trump won the White House. The President-elect, generally considered pro-business, has vowed to relax banking regulations after he takes office.

But the 33% run-up in price since November 8 has undercut the primary reason for buying Bank of America: The shares were cheap. Bank of America is a quality stock—hang on to it if you already own it—but investors seeking to put new money into banks should focus on names with more upside potential from here. With that in mind, here are three big bank stocks that look to be better buys right now than Bank of America.

Stocks are listed in alphabetical order. Prices and other figures are as of December 13, unless otherwise indicated.

Dan Burrows
Senior Investing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Dan Burrows is a financial writer at Kiplinger, having joined the august publication full time in 2016.


A long-time financial journalist, Dan is a veteran of SmartMoney, MarketWatch, CBS MoneyWatch, InvestorPlace and DailyFinance. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Senior Executive and Boston magazine, and his stories have appeared in the New York Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications. As a senior writer at AOL's DailyFinance, Dan reported market news from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and hosted a weekly video segment on equities.


Once upon a time – before his days as a financial reporter and assistant financial editor at legendary fashion trade paper Women's Wear Daily – Dan worked for Spy magazine, scribbled away at Time Inc. and contributed to Maxim magazine back when lad mags were a thing. He's also written for Esquire magazine's Dubious Achievements Awards.


In his current role at Kiplinger, Dan writes about equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, funds, macroeconomics and more.


Dan holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Columbia University.


Disclosure: Dan does not trade stocks or other securities. Rather, he dollar-cost averages into cheap funds and index funds and holds them forever in tax-advantaged accounts.