Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

After A Big Run, Can Danske Bank A/S Still Impress?

It's hard to complain about the performance of the Nordic banks over the past year. When Swedbank (OTCPK:SWDBY) is one of the laggards with a 14% yoy rise in the local stock price, you know you're talking about a fairly solid group. Amidst yoy performances like DNB (OTCPK:DNBHF) (up 23%), Nordea (OTCPK:NRBAY) (up 28%), SEB (OTC:SEBYF) (up 40%), Danske Bank A/S (OTCPK:DNSKY) has been a clear winner with a nearly 54% rise over the past year on new management, a new operating plan that emphasizes tighter operations, and expectations for improved funding costs and loan loss realizations.

A Brief Overview

Danske Bank A/S (or Danske Bank or Danske) is the...

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