Achilles Research
Long/short equity, special situations

Monarch Financial: Above-Average Growth And Potential Acquisition Target With 60% Upside

It often pays to look where nobody else would. The financial crisis and the subsequent decline in bank stocks offered (and still offers select) opportunities for the contrarian investor. Big banks like Citigroup (NYSE:C), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) get all the attention and make headlines, while in their shadow a group of totally uncovered and neglected community banks exist that get very little attention despite their better performance and attractive valuation. Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRK) is such a company: With a market capitalization of only $114 million the stock offers investors exposure to a superior business...

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