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Stock analysis: BMO's score climbs to a rare 10 out of 10

A man enters a new Bank of Montreal (BMO) branch, located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, February 05, 2013.

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Bank of Montreal easily beat Street estimates this week when it reported adjusted profits, aided by a turnaround at its U.S. operations. There could be more good news for shareholders ahead, judging by this StockReports+ report.

StockReports+ gives each stock an average score that combines the quantitative analysis of six widely-used investment decision-making tools: earnings, fundamentals, relative valuation, risk, price momentum and insider trading. Bank of Montreal gets the highest possible average score of 10. There are only 72 stocks tracked by StockReports+ to achieve that score.

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The score for Bank of Montreal has been on a positive trend, moving from 8 to 10 over the past three weeks. The recent change in the average score was primarily due to an improvement in the price momentum and earnings component scores.

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