ITB : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending growth constrain near-term earnings growth.

    BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive Earnings

    April 22, 2014
    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending ...
  2. ETFs That Gained 75% In A Single Year

    October 29, 2013
    In the 20+ years that ETFs have been around, we have seen a number of economic shifts all over the world. Among those have ...
  3. ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    August 27, 2013
    Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events ...
  4. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    July 31, 2013
    In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue ...
  5. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  6. U.S. Bancorp Hikes Dividend (revised) - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2013
    As part of its effort to enhance shareholder value, U.S. Bancorp declared an 18% hike in its quarterly cash dividend.
  7. Challenging Conditions And Conservatism Keeping U.S. Bancorp ...

    June 13, 2013
    The banking market hasn't gotten much better so far this summer, but U.S. Bancorp is still attractively priced for the long ...
  8. A New 52-Week High for Goldman - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Shares of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) crafted a new 52-week high, touching $166.17 at the end of the trading session ...
  9. Fifth Third Is One Of The Few Banks With Positive Levers To Pull

    June 4, 2013
    Fifth Third's capital return capabilities make it a relative standout in the sector.
  10. Simpler Looks Better For First Horizon

    May 6, 2013
    Deprioritizing non-strategic lending and refocusing on regional banking should be good for First Horizon in the long-term. ...
  11. Mediocre Performance Clouding BB&T's Long-Term Value

    April 18, 2013
    I remain quite positive on BB&T shares, though I am more bullish than most sell-side analysts.
  12. Citi to Spin-off Hedge Fund Unit - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    In accordance with the Volcker Rule, Citigroup Inc. C) is in the final stages of spinning off an internal hedge fund unit, ...
  13. Fifth Third Tops Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Fifth Third Bancorp's (FITB) third-quarter adjusted earnings of 42 cents per share exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  14. Thursday's ETF Chart To Watch: Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction ...

    January 17, 2013
    Major equity indexes traded sideways with an upward bias on Wednesday as corporate earnings collided with a reduced global ...
  15. Can Wells Fargo Stay Ahead Of The Curve?

    January 15, 2013
    Wells Fargo posts a decent quarter, but spread compression is still a threat.
  16. Daily ETF Roundup: Japan Makes Bold Move

    January 11, 2013
    Now a days it looks like just about everyone’s printing money – first the ECB with its massive bailout program, then the ...
  17. Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors

    December 28, 2012
    The ETF boom has made it easier for regular retail investors to add various new asset classes, sectors and markets to their ...
  18. A Look Back At The Best Performing ETFs In 2012

    December 27, 2012
    These funds returned stellar results. Hopefully, the new year will bring equal successes to the market.
  19. Will Homebuilders Continue To Outperform?

    November 28, 2012
    We look at whether or not the rally in homebuilding stocks is likely to continue in 2013.
  20. 5 Best (And 5 Worst) ETF Performers Over The Last Year

    November 28, 2012
    This past year has been marked by uncertainty (though nothing compared to recent years), prompting investors to return in ...
  21. Federated Reaffirmed at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    October 8, 2012
    We have reiterated our Neutral recommendation on Federated Investors Inc. (FII) following a detailed analysis of the company's ...
  22. Four ETFs Up More Than 30% YTD - ETF News And Commentary

    October 1, 2012
    After completing a year of uncertainty, the U.S. economy entered 2012 on a more positive note. In fact, 2012 has so far been ...
  23. Top Zacks Ranked Construction ETF- ITB - ETF News And Commentary

    September 17, 2012
    Fiscal 2012 has been a mixed story for the markets. Stocks have been able to post solid gains in the year-to-date time frame, ...
  24. 5 Equity ETFs In Steady Uptrends

    August 6, 2012
    Unresolved eurozone debt drama and mixed economic data releases on the homefront continue to drive markets, showcasing how ...
  25. Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    April 23, 2012
    First Horizon's decisions on capital look a little strange relative to credit quality.
  26. Has Housing Finally Bottomed?

    March 9, 2012
    Recent data shows that the U.S. housing market is recovering. For investors, now could be the time to add the sector to a ...
  27. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    December 22, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  28. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    October 31, 2011
    October has been a wild month. Here are four ETFs with the most striking gains.
  29. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    September 28, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  30. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    August 31, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  31. 4 Banks That Reported Loan Growth

    April 27, 2011
    Here are four banks that defied the loan downtrend this quarter.
  32. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    April 25, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  33. A Small Bank Deal With A Big Premium

    October 8, 2010
    Old National is paying a large premium for a small overall boost in deposit share.
  34. Santander's Footprint Pays Off

    August 3, 2010
    Santander's fast-growing Latin business provides a spicy contrast to the sour state of Spain.
  35. Investing In The Non-Real Estate Housing Recovery

    April 8, 2010
    The consumer is feeling better, but real estate is not; what are homeowners doing with the money the're not spending on new ...
  36. Four Financials Bucking The Downtrend

    January 26, 2010
    It’s no mean feat to post new highs when the overall market is dropping.
  37. Rising Commercial Loan Problems Threaten Regional Banks

    January 26, 2010
    Whatever happens in the commercial real estate market, current signs suggest that it won't be pretty.
  38. 6 Stocks Outperforming The Entire S&P 500

    December 21, 2009
    These stocks had the biggest gains after the March 9 lows.
  39. Looking For Ideas At The Value Investing Congress

    October 26, 2009
    The Value Investing Congress is becoming a bigger event for invetors, and some good stock idea generation may come out of ...
  40. "Sell In May And Go Away" Not Working This Year

    August 10, 2009
    The old Wall Street saying of "Sell in May and Go Away" is not working out, as investors who followed this cliche have missed ...
  41. Is It Time To Short Financials?

    April 23, 2009
    The recent rally in financials raises the question of whether investors should once again be thinking about shorting the ...
  42. Global Payments An Appealing Payment Processor

    April 10, 2009
    Recent results from Global Payments illustrate why it has long-term appeal and is proving surprisingly stable over the shorter ...
  43. Banks Hit By Increasing C&I Loan Defaults

    November 11, 2008
    C&I delinquencies will hit hard for banks already dealing with bad loans secured by real estate.
  44. Regional Banks Trapped In The Florida Quagmire

    July 24, 2008
    Learn why banks like Regions Financial and SunTrust that sought treasure in the depths of the Florida markets now regret ...
  45. Don't Bank On It (CMA, FITB, STI)

    April 9, 2007
    It's not that they can't compete; it's that they won't. Three examples of why regional banks are in trouble.
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