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2021/07/25 00:09 UTC

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Share Price & News

How has Comerica's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CMA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CMA's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: CMA exceeded the US Banks industry which returned 55% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CMA exceeded the US Market which returned 39.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.5%-0.5%2.0%
30 Day-7.4%-4.3%1.6%
90 Day-4.9%-3.2%3.5%
1 Year88.1%79.1%59.3%55.0%41.3%39.1%
3 Year-20.1%-30.4%16.9%6.9%64.0%53.8%
5 Year75.1%48.1%93.5%69.2%123.9%99.0%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Comerica's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Comerica undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CMA ($67.02) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($129.2)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CMA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CMA is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.7x) compared to the US Banks industry average (11.1x).

PE vs Market: CMA is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.7x) compared to the US market (18.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CMA's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CMA's PB Ratio (1.2x) is in line with the US Banks industry average.

Future Growth

How is Comerica forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CMA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-20.5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: CMA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-20.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CMA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CMA's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CMA's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CMA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.8%).

Past Performance

How has Comerica performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CMA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CMA's current net profit margins (32.9%) are higher than last year (24.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CMA's earnings have grown by 8.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CMA's earnings growth over the past year (74.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CMA earnings growth over the past year (74.6%) exceeded the Banks industry 26.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CMA's Return on Equity (13.8%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Comerica's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: CMA's Assets to Equity ratio (11.1x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: CMA has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (204%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 95% of CMA's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: CMA has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (56%).

Low Risk Deposits: CMA's Loans to Deposits ratio (65%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: CMA has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.6%).


What is Comerica current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CMA's dividend (4.06%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).

High Dividend: CMA's dividend (4.06%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.56%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CMA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CMA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.5%), CMA's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CMA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (49.9% payout ratio).

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Curt Farmer (58 yo)





Mr. Curtis Chatman Farmer, also known as Curt, has been Chief Executive Officer of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank since April 23, 2019 and has been its the President since April 29, 2015 and its C...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Curt's total compensation ($USD5.01M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.50M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Curt's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CMA's management team is considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CMA's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.8 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CMA insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Comerica Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Comerica Incorporated
  • Ticker: CMA
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1849
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$8.975b
  • Shares outstanding: 133.92m
  • Website: https://www.comerica.com

Number of Employees


  • Comerica Incorporated
  • Comerica Bank Tower
  • 1717 Main Street
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75201
  • United States



Comerica Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services. It operates through Commercial Bank, Retail Bank, Wealth Management, and Finance segments. The Commercial ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/07/25 00:09
End of Day Share Price2021/07/23 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.