total return to shareholders

Banking’s Top Five Total Return to Shareholders: 2021 Edition

For the past decade I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I support long-term strategic decision making that may not benefit next […]


Banking’s Top 5 Total Return to Shareholders: 2020 Edition

For the past nine years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I support long-term strategic decision making that may not benefit […]


Banking’s Top 5 in Total Return to Shareholders: 2019 Edition

For the past eight years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I promote long-term strategic decision making that may not benefit […]


Banking’s Top 5 in Total Return to Shareholders: 2018 Edition

For the past seven years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I promote long-term strategic decision making that may not benefit […]


Banking’s Top 5 in Total Return to Shareholders: 2017 Edition

December 12, 2017 | Jeff For Banks

For the past six years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I am weary of the persistent “get big or get […]


Bank Dividends: Go Ahead and Drink The Kool Aid

November 18, 2017 | Jeff For Banks

Dividends are no longer sexy. So says Rob Isbitts, a Forbes contributor in a recent article that he penned. Not sure they ever were sexy, but he has a point. […]


Banking’s Total Return Top 5: 2016 Edition

December 13, 2016 | Jeff For Banks

For the past five years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I grew weary of the persistent “get big or get […]


IMO: American Banker’s Community Bankers of the Year

December 7, 2016 | Jeff For Banks

On November 30th, American Banker named three Community Bankers of the Year. When I read about their selections, and reviewed their financial performance, I e-mailed Bonnie McGeer, Executive Editor at […]


Banking’s Total Return Top 5: 2015 Edition

December 19, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

For the past four years I searched for the Top 5 financial institutions in five-year total return to shareholders because I grew weary of the persistent “get big or get […]


Bankers: Don’t Hate the Dividend

August 15, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

Me to Bank CEO: Have you considered, instead of a growth strategy, maximizing profits and paying out most of it in dividends? CEO: *crickets* And so it goes with my […]