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Editor's notes: Even after the financial sector rally, EGBN's shares can fly higher. In the early innings of an efficient growth story, the stock has up to 30% upside.

This may be the early stages of a banking love story, or at least a crush, and it goes to show that sometimes the process of digging up information and research on a company can lead you to an even better idea. That seems to be case with Eagle Bancorp (EGBN), a stock which I've followed intermittently, but didn't really dig into until after writing an article on regional peer Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR).

I walked away from Sandy Spring thinking it was an okay idea, and the stock is up about 15% since then. While Eagle Bancorp is up less (about 11%) over the same stretch, this may be the stock to watch...

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